• Cart

1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2008 Volvo V50

To start off, 2008 Volvo V50 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. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 2008 Volvo V50. (123 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2008 Volvo V50. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volvo V50 weights approximately 75 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 2008 Volvo V50, 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 125 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volvo V50. (165 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volvo V50.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2008 Volvo V50
Make Jaguar Volvo
Model XK V50
Year Released 1952 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1798 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 83.1 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 200 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1370 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 62 L


 

More Comparisons

Resources

Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]