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1998 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 3,995 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Jaguar XK (290 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 152 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 75 kg more than 1998 Jaguar XK.

Because 1998 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 1998 Jaguar XK. 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, 1998 Jaguar XK (393 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1998 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Jaguar XK 2005 Honda Accord
Make Jaguar Honda
Model XK Accord
Year Released 1998 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3995 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 290 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 393 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 251 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1570 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 3040 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.5 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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