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2003 GMC Safari vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2003 GMC Safari 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 4,292 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 GMC Safari is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 GMC Safari (187 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 GMC Safari should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 GMC Safari weights approximately 660 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 GMC Safari (338 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 48 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2003 GMC Safari will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2003 GMC Safari 1952 Jaguar XK
Make GMC Jaguar
Model Safari XK
Year Released 2003 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4292 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 187 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 338 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 102 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 8 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1955 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 98 L 63 L


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