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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2013 Ford Focus

To start off, 2013 Ford Focus is newer by 61 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, both vehicles can yield 158 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Ford Focus weights approximately 26 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 2013 Ford Focus, 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 92 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Ford Focus. (198 Nm @ 4450 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Ford Focus.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2013 Ford Focus
Make Jaguar Ford
Model XK Focus
Year Released 1952 2013
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 158 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4450 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 83 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1321 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4534 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 2060 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1466 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2649 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 47 L


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