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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2000 Mazda Protege

To start off, 2000 Mazda Protege 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 58 more horse power than 2000 Mazda Protege. (100 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2000 Mazda Protege. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Mazda Protege weights approximately 490 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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 Mazda Protege, 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) has 126 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Mazda Protege. (164 Nm). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Mazda Protege.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2000 Mazda Protege
Make Jaguar Mazda
Model XK Protege
Year Released 1952 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1839 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 164 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 85.1 mm
Top Speed 201 km/hour 177 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2680 mm


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