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1988 Dodge Shadow vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1988 Dodge Shadow is newer by 36 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 61 more horse power than 1988 Dodge Shadow. (97 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1988 Dodge Shadow. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 120 kg more than 1988 Dodge Shadow. 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, 1988 Dodge Shadow, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Dodge Shadow 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Dodge Jaguar
Model Shadow XK
Year Released 1988 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2212 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 97 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1175 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2600 mm


 

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