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2009 Cadillac STS vs. 1977 Chevrolet Citation

To start off, 2009 Cadillac STS is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 3,599 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac STS is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Cadillac STS weights approximately 485 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2009 Cadillac STS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Cadillac STS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac STS 1977 Chevrolet Citation
Make Cadillac Chevrolet
Model STS Citation
Year Released 2009 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3599 cc 2835 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 302 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2670 mm


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