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|
|Engine Size||3441 cc||5114 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||8 cylinders|
|Horse Power||158 HP||258 HP|
|Engine RPM||5000 RPM||4600 RPM|
|Top Speed||201 km/hour||172 km/hour|
|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|