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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2002 Vauxhall Vectra

To start off, 2002 Vauxhall Vectra is newer by 50 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 38 more horse power than 2002 Vauxhall Vectra. (120 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2002 Vauxhall Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 10 kg more than 2002 Vauxhall Vectra. 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, 2002 Vauxhall Vectra, 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 123 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Vauxhall Vectra. (167 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Vauxhall Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2002 Vauxhall Vectra
Make Jaguar Vauxhall
Model XK Vectra
Year Released 1952 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1795 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 167 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2710 mm


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