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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2000 Acura EL

To start off, 2000 Acura EL is newer by 48 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 31 more horse power than 2000 Acura EL. (127 HP @ 6600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2000 Acura EL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 216 kg more than 2000 Acura EL. 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, 2000 Acura EL, 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 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Acura EL. (145 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Acura EL.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2000 Acura EL
Make Jaguar Acura
Model XK EL
Year Released 1952 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 127 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1079 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4478 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1704 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1394 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2619 mm


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