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2002 Jaguar XJ vs. 2008 Mazda Etude

To start off, 2008 Mazda Etude is newer by 6 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Jaguar XJ weights approximately 665 kg more than 2008 Mazda Etude.

Because 2002 Jaguar XJ 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 2002 Jaguar XJ. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Mazda Etude, 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, 2002 Jaguar XJ (316 Nm @ 4350 RPM) has 173 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mazda Etude. (143 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Jaguar XJ will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mazda Etude. 2002 Jaguar XJ has automatic transmission and 2008 Mazda Etude has manual transmission. 2008 Mazda Etude will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Jaguar XJ will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Jaguar XJ 2008 Mazda Etude
Make Jaguar Mazda
Model XJ Etude
Year Released 2002 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3248 cc 1597 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 240 HP 0 HP
Torque 316 Nm 143 Nm
Torque RPM 4350 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 70 mm 83.6 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1710 kg 1045 kg
Vehicle Length 5160 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2620 mm


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