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1990 Jaguar XJS vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Jaguar XJS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Jaguar XJS would be higher. At 3,590 cc (6 cylinders), 1990 Jaguar XJS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Jaguar XJS (217 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 Jaguar XJS should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 15 kg more than 1990 Jaguar XJS.

Because 1990 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 1990 Jaguar XJS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Jaguar XJS. (325 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Jaguar XJS. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1990 Jaguar XJS has manual transmission. 1990 Jaguar XJS will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 Jaguar XJS 2005 Honda Accord
Make Jaguar Honda
Model XJS Accord
Year Released 1990 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3590 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 325 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1630 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1270 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 65 L


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