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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2012 Smart ForTwo

To start off, 2012 Smart ForTwo 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 87 more horse power than 2012 Smart ForTwo. (71 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2012 Smart ForTwo.

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 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Smart ForTwo. (125 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Smart ForTwo.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2012 Smart ForTwo
Make Jaguar Smart
Model XK ForTwo
Year Released 1952 2012
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 3441 cc 1000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors


 

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