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1994 Citroen AX vs. 1974 Citroen GS

To start off, 1994 Citroen AX is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Citroen GS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Citroen GS would be higher. At 1,222 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Citroen GS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Citroen GS (58 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 1994 Citroen AX. (48 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Citroen GS should accelerate faster than 1994 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Citroen GS weights approximately 262 kg more than 1994 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, 1974 Citroen GS (88 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Citroen AX. (74 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1974 Citroen GS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen AX 1974 Citroen GS
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX GS
Year Released 1994 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1222 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 48 HP 58 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 88 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 65.6 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 668 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4130 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2560 mm


 

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