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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2008 Land Rover Discovery

To start off, 2008 Land Rover Discovery is newer by 56 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Land Rover Discovery weights approximately 1413 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Because 2008 Land Rover Discovery is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Land Rover Discovery will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Land Rover Discovery (441 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 151 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Land Rover Discovery will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2008 Land Rover Discovery
Make Jaguar Land Rover
Model XK Discovery
Year Released 1952 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2720 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 0 HP
Torque 290 Nm 441 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 88 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 201 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 2708 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4980 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1910 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 82 L


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