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1994 Citroen AX vs. 2004 Citroen C5

To start off, 2004 Citroen C5 is newer by 10 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 2,946 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Citroen C5 (204 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 156 more horse power than 1994 Citroen AX. (48 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1994 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Citroen C5 weights approximately 996 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, 2004 Citroen C5 (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 211 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Citroen AX. (74 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2004 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Citroen AX. 2004 Citroen C5 has automatic transmission and 1994 Citroen AX has manual transmission. 1994 Citroen AX will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 Citroen C5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen AX 2004 Citroen C5
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX C5
Year Released 1994 2004
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 2946 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 48 HP 204 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 285 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 83 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10.9:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 668 kg 1664 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2760 mm


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