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2003 Cadillac Seville vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2003 Cadillac Seville is newer by 51 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 4,565 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Cadillac Seville is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Cadillac Seville (300 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Cadillac Seville should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Cadillac Seville weights approximately 511 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK. 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, 2003 Cadillac Seville, 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, 2003 Cadillac Seville (407 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 117 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2003 Cadillac Seville will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Cadillac Seville 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Cadillac Jaguar
Model Seville XK
Year Released 2003 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4565 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 300 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 407 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1806 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 5110 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


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