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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, 2013 Volkswagen Golf (252 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 94 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 213 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 2013 Volkswagen Golf is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Golf will offer significantly more control. 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 (329 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 39 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 252 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 329 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1508 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4212 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1461 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


 

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