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1987 Citroen AX vs. 2005 Citroen Xsara

To start off, 2005 Citroen Xsara is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Citroen AX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Citroen AX would be higher. At 1,585 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Citroen Xsara (108 HP) has 64 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 558 kg more than 1987 Citroen AX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Citroen Xsara (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 74 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2005 Citroen Xsara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 2005 Citroen Xsara
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX Xsara
Year Released 1987 2005
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1585 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 108 HP
Torque 73 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 78.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 18.2 seconds 11.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 54 L


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