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1994 Citroen AX vs. 1990 Citroen XM

To start off, 1994 Citroen AX is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Citroen XM. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Citroen XM would be higher. At 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 Citroen XM is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Citroen XM (115 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 1994 Citroen AX. (48 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1990 Citroen XM should accelerate faster than 1994 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Citroen XM weights approximately 612 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, 1990 Citroen XM (174 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Citroen AX. (74 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1990 Citroen XM will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen AX 1990 Citroen XM
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX XM
Year Released 1994 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 48 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 174 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 668 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2760 mm


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