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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 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, 2005 Volkswagen Jetta (180 HP @ 4150 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 145 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK. 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, 2005 Volkswagen Jetta, 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 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. (240 Nm). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen Jetta.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Jaguar Volkswagen
Model XK Jetta
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1786 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4150 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 240 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


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