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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Toyota MR2

To start off, 2005 Toyota MR2 is newer by 53 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 20 more horse power than 2005 Toyota MR2. (138 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2005 Toyota MR2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 227 kg more than 2005 Toyota MR2. 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 120 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Toyota MR2. (170 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Toyota MR2.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2005 Toyota MR2
Make Jaguar Toyota
Model XK MR2
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3441 cc 1794 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 91.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1068 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 3900 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1250 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2340 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 48 L


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