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1983 Ford Fiesta vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1983 Ford Fiesta is newer by 31 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 118 more horse power than 1983 Ford Fiesta. (40 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1983 Ford Fiesta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 580 kg more than 1983 Ford Fiesta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1983 Ford Fiesta, 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 226 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Ford Fiesta. (64 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Ford Fiesta.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Ford Fiesta 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ford Jaguar
Model Fiesta XK
Year Released 1983 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 957 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 40 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 64 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 55.7 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 715 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 3570 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2300 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 34 L 63 L


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