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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2013 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Golf 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2013 Volkswagen Golf. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2013 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 99 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 Volkswagen Golf, 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, 2013 Volkswagen Golf (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2013 Volkswagen Golf
Make Jaguar Volkswagen
Model XK Golf
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 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 95 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1394 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4201 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


 

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