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1994 Citroen AX vs. 2003 Citroen Xsara

To start off, 2003 Citroen Xsara is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Citroen AX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Citroen AX would be higher. At 1,360 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Citroen Xsara (67 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1994 Citroen AX. (48 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 1994 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 552 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, 2003 Citroen Xsara (160 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Citroen AX. (74 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2003 Citroen Xsara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen AX 2003 Citroen Xsara
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX Xsara
Year Released 1994 2003
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 48 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 73.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 668 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2550 mm


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