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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2012 GMC Savana

To start off, 2012 GMC Savana 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 4,300 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 GMC Savana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 GMC Savana (195 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 GMC Savana should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 GMC Savana weights approximately 936 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.

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, 2012 GMC Savana (352 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2012 GMC Savana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2012 GMC Savana
Make Jaguar GMC
Model XK Savana
Year Released 1952 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 4300 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 195 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 352 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 2231 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5692 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 2012 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 2126 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3429 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 117 L


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