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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2009 Mazda 3

To start off, 2009 Mazda 3 is newer by 57 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 54 more horse power than 2009 Mazda 3. (104 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2009 Mazda 3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 210 kg more than 2009 Mazda 3. 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, 2009 Mazda 3, 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 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mazda 3. (145 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mazda 3.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2009 Mazda 3
Make Jaguar Mazda
Model XK 3
Year Released 1952 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 83.6 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 185 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1085 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


 

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