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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1996 Volvo V90

To start off, 1996 Volvo V90 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, 1996 Volvo V90 (200 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Volvo V90 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Volvo V90 weights approximately 335 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Volvo V90. (261 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Volvo V90.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1996 Volvo V90
Make Jaguar Volvo
Model XK V90
Year Released 1952 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2978 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 200 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 261 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1450 mm


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