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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1996 Kia Clarus

To start off, 1996 Kia Clarus is newer by 44 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 1996 Kia Clarus. (114 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1996 Kia Clarus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 75 kg more than 1996 Kia Clarus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1952 Jaguar XK 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 1952 Jaguar XK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Kia Clarus, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 138 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Kia Clarus. (152 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Kia Clarus.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1996 Kia Clarus
Make Jaguar Kia
Model XK Clarus
Year Released 1952 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1793 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 152 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2670 mm


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