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1996 Honda Civic vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1996 Honda Civic is newer by 44 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 31 more horse power than 1996 Honda Civic. (127 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1996 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 85 kg more than 1996 Honda Civic. 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, 1996 Honda Civic, 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 145 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Honda Civic. (145 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Honda Civic 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Honda Jaguar
Model Civic XK
Year Released 1996 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1588 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 127 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 145 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1210 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1340 mm


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