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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle

To start off, 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle is newer by 46 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 50 more horse power than 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle. (108 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle weights approximately 345 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Let's talk about torque, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle. (190 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1998 Volkswagen Caravelle
Make Jaguar Volkswagen
Model XK Caravelle
Year Released 1952 1998
Engine Size 3441 cc 2461 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1640 kg


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