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1994 Citroen AX vs. 2009 Citroen C5

To start off, 2009 Citroen C5 is newer by 15 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 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Citroen C5 (106 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1994 Citroen AX. (48 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1994 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Citroen C5 weights approximately 859 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, 2009 Citroen C5 (250 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 176 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Citroen AX. (74 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2009 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen AX 2009 Citroen C5
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX C5
Year Released 1994 2009
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
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 106 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 88 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 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 668 kg 1527 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2760 mm


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