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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is newer by 60 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 20 more horse power than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. (138 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

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, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, 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 123 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. (167 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Make Jaguar Chevrolet
Model XK Cruze
Year Released 1952 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 167 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1797 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1476 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 59 L


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