1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1956 Mercury Montclair

To start off, 1956 Mercury Montclair is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1952 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 5,114 cc (8 cylinders), 1956 Mercury Montclair is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1956 Mercury Montclair (258 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1956 Mercury Montclair should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1956 Mercury Montclair
Make Jaguar Mercury
Model XK Montclair
Year Released 1952 1956
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 5114 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 158 HP 258 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4600 RPM
Top Speed 201 km/hour 172 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3110 mm


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