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2002 Jaguar XJ vs. 2005 Pontiac Vibe

To start off, 2005 Pontiac Vibe is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Jaguar XJ. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Jaguar XJ would be higher. At 3,248 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Jaguar XJ is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Jaguar XJ (240 HP @ 6350 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 2005 Pontiac Vibe. (122 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Jaguar XJ should accelerate faster than 2005 Pontiac Vibe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Jaguar XJ weights approximately 453 kg more than 2005 Pontiac Vibe. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Pontiac Vibe is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Jaguar XJ. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Pontiac Vibe will offer significantly more control. 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, 2002 Jaguar XJ (316 Nm @ 4350 RPM) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Pontiac Vibe. (160 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2002 Jaguar XJ will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Pontiac Vibe.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Jaguar XJ 2005 Pontiac Vibe
Make Jaguar Pontiac
Model XJ Vibe
Year Released 2002 2005
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3248 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 240 HP 122 HP
Engine RPM 6350 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 316 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 4350 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 70 mm 91 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1710 kg 1257 kg
Vehicle Length 5160 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1590 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2650 mm


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