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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Medium

Citroen introduced a facelift for the Xantia range in 1998, improving the car's look and the engine lineup.

The Xantia was remembered for the Activa version, which managed to provide a 1.2 g on the skidpad, which was the best in the world at that time. It was still better than most supercars from its era. Worth mentioning that the C5 Corvette from the same era managed a 1.0 g on the slalom test. Citroen achieved that astonishing performance thanks to its advanced active suspension system, which hardened the suspension for the outer wheels.

For the 1998 model, the French carmaker shaved most of the car's edges. Since it didn't go with the flow of the bio-design trend, it kept its identity. The narrow and angular-shaped headlights received a rounded upper corner towards the car's center. Citroen changed the hood and included the grille on its front side, while on the non-facelifted version, it sported it on an independent body panel. A reshaped front bumper featured an additional cooling area on the lower side, flanked by the fog lights.

Inside, the carmaker improved the materials on the interior. Its dashboard featured the same dashboard with the instrument cluster extended over the center stack. Citroen placed the unessential gauges for the fuel and temperature on the sides of the instrument panel, leaving the speedometer and tachometer in the driver's main visibility area.

Under the hood, the carmaker dropped the 1.6-liter gasoline engine and left the improved, 1.8-liter four-banger as the base version. It also improved the V-6 powerplant and raised its power by two horses. Not much, but with lower emission levels.

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CITROEN Xantia 1998 - 2001
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.8i 5MT (112 HP)
  • 1.8i 5MT (90 HP)
  • 2.0i 4AT (123 HP)
  • 2.0i 5MT (135 HP)
  • 2.0L Turbo 5MT (150 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 5MT (196 HP)
  5 diesel engines
  • 1.9L SD 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.9L TD 5MT (90 HP)
  • 2.0L HDI 5MT (110 HP)
  • 2.0L HDI 5MT (90 HP)
  • 2.1L TD 5MT (110 HP)

CITROEN Xantia 1.8i 5MT (112 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8i 5MT (112 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1761 cm3
Power
82 KW @ 5500 RPM
111 HP @ 5500 RPM
110 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
114 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
155 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
120.5 mph (194 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65TR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2731.5 lbs (1239 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3902.2 lbs (1770 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.3 mpg US (12.2 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
Combined
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
208 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 1.8i 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8i 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1761 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 5000 RPM
90 HP @ 5000 RPM
89 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
108 lb-ft @ 2600 RPM
147 Nm @ 2600 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111.8 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65TR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.9 in (175 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2689.6 lbs (1220 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3858.1 lbs (1750 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
201 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 2.0i 4AT (123 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i 4AT (123 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
90 KW @ 5750 RPM
122 HP @ 5750 RPM
121 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
129 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
175 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121.2 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2848.4 lbs (1292 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.4 mpg US (14.3 L/100Km)
Highway
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Combined
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)

CITROEN Xantia 2.0i 5MT (135 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i 5MT (135 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
99 KW @ 5500 RPM
135 HP @ 5500 RPM
133 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
180 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
126.1 mph (203 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2855 lbs (1295 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.2 mpg US (12.9 L/100Km)
Highway
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
217 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 2.0L Turbo 5MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L Turbo 5MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 5300 RPM
150 HP @ 5300 RPM
148 BHP @ 5300 RPM
Torque
173 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
235 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132.2 mph (213 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3088.7 lbs (1401 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4254.9 lbs (1930 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.9 mpg US (13.9 L/100Km)
Highway
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Combined
23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
236 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 3.0L V6 5MT (196 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 5MT (196 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2946 cm3
Power
143 KW @ 5500 RPM
194 HP @ 5500 RPM
192 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
198 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
268 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
142.9 mph (230 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60WR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3181.3 lbs (1443 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4299 lbs (1950 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.8 mpg US (15.9 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
21.6 mpg US (10.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
260 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 1.9L SD 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L SD 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
55 KW @ 4680 RPM
75 HP @ 4680 RPM
74 BHP @ 4680 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 2250 RPM
135 Nm @ 2250 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
100.7 mph (162 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
17.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65TR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2813.1 lbs (1276 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4012.4 lbs (1820 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
Highway
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Combined
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
185 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 1.9L TD 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L TD 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 4000 RPM
90 HP @ 4000 RPM
89 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
145 lb-ft @ 2250 RPM
196 Nm @ 2250 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65TR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2837.3 lbs (1287 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)

CITROEN Xantia 2.0L HDI 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L HDI 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
81 KW @ 4000 RPM
110 HP @ 4000 RPM
109 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
250 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118.7 mph (191 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2945.3 lbs (1336 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
Highway
52.3 mpg US (4.5 L/100Km)
Combined
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
147 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 2.0L HDI 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L HDI 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 4000 RPM
90 HP @ 4000 RPM
89 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
152 lb-ft @ 1900 RPM
206 Nm @ 1900 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110.6 mph (178 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2837.3 lbs (1287 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Highway
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
Combined
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km

CITROEN Xantia 2.1L TD 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.1L TD 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2088 cm3
Power
81 KW @ 4300 RPM
110 HP @ 4300 RPM
109 BHP @ 4300 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
250 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118.7 mph (191 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178 in (4521 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/56.7 in (1,481/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.9 cuFT (479 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2989.4 lbs (1356 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4210.8 lbs (1910 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Highway
42.7 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
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