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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2010 Ford Mondeo

To start off, 2010 Ford Mondeo is newer by 58 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, 2010 Ford Mondeo (223 HP @ 6150 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Ford Mondeo should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 244 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, 2010 Ford Mondeo, 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 9 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Ford Mondeo. (281 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Ford Mondeo.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2010 Ford Mondeo
Make Jaguar Ford
Model XK Mondeo
Year Released 1952 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 223 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6150 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 241 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1539 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 59 L


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