1976 Fiat 127 vs. 1975 Jaguar XJS

To start off, 1976 Fiat 127 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Jaguar XJS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Jaguar XJS would be higher. At 5,342 cc (12 cylinders), 1975 Jaguar XJS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Jaguar XJS (291 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 247 more horse power than 1976 Fiat 127. (44 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Jaguar XJS should accelerate faster than 1976 Fiat 127. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Jaguar XJS weights approximately 1065 kg more than 1976 Fiat 127. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Jaguar XJS 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 1975 Jaguar XJS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1976 Fiat 127, 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, 1975 Jaguar XJS (431 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 368 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Fiat 127. (63 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1975 Jaguar XJS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Fiat 127.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Fiat 127 1975 Jaguar XJS
Make Fiat Jaguar
Model 127 XJS
Year Released 1976 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 903 cc 5342 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 44 HP 291 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 63 Nm 431 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 65 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 68 mm 70 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 705 kg 1770 kg
Vehicle Length 3600 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2230 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 86 L