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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

To start off, 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is newer by 59 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, 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata (167 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 170 kg more than 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata. (190 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Make Jaguar Mazda
Model XK MX-5 Miata
Year Released 1952 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 167 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1125 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 3995 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1245 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2329 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 48 L


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