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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2012 Kia Sorento

To start off, 2012 Kia Sorento 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, 2012 Kia Sorento (175 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Kia Sorento weights approximately 449 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, 2012 Kia Sorento, 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 61 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Kia Sorento. (229 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Kia Sorento.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2012 Kia Sorento
Make Jaguar Kia
Model XK Sorento
Year Released 1952 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 229 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1744 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4671 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1885 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1709 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 68 L


 

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