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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1973 Mercury Montego

To start off, 1973 Mercury Montego is newer by 21 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 4,095 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Mercury Montego is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 1973 Mercury Montego. (96 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1973 Mercury Montego. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Mercury Montego weights approximately 400 kg more 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. Let's talk about torque, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Mercury Montego. (248 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Mercury Montego.

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1952 Jaguar XK 1973 Mercury Montego
Make Jaguar Mercury
Model XK Montego
Year Released 1952 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 4095 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 96 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 248 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 93.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 99.3 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 6 seats
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5300 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3010 mm


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