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1991 Fiat Panda vs. 2012 Citroen C5

To start off, 2012 Citroen C5 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Fiat Panda. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Fiat Panda would be higher. At 2,179 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Citroen C5 (131 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 80 more horse power than 1991 Fiat Panda. (51 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1991 Fiat Panda. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Citroen C5 weights approximately 833 kg more than 1991 Fiat Panda. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1991 Fiat Panda is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Citroen C5. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Fiat Panda will offer significantly more control. 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, 2012 Citroen C5 (315 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 229 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Fiat Panda. (86 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Fiat Panda.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Fiat Panda 2012 Citroen C5
Make Fiat Citroen
Model Panda C5
Year Released 1991 2012
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1108 cc 2179 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 86 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70.1 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 96 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 760 kg 1593 kg
Vehicle Length 3410 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1500 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2170 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 68 L


 

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