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1973 Chrysler Valiant vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1973 Chrysler Valiant is newer by 21 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 3,523 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Chrysler Valiant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 1973 Chrysler Valiant. (138 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1973 Chrysler Valiant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Chrysler Valiant weights approximately 125 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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 18 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Chrysler Valiant. (272 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Chrysler Valiant.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Chrysler Valiant 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Chrysler Jaguar
Model Valiant XK
Year Released 1973 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3523 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 138 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 272 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1420 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2600 mm


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