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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2006 Smart ForFour

To start off, 2006 Smart ForFour is newer by 54 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) has 95 more horse power than 2006 Smart ForFour. (63 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2006 Smart ForFour. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 329 kg more than 2006 Smart ForFour. 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, 2006 Smart ForFour, 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 198 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Smart ForFour. (92 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Smart ForFour.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2006 Smart ForFour
Make Jaguar Smart
Model XK ForFour
Year Released 1952 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1124 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 63 HP
Torque 290 Nm 92 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 75.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 84.8 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 158 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 966 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 3760 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 47 L


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