2005 Jaguar S-Type vs. 1984 Jaguar XJS

To start off, 2005 Jaguar S-Type is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Jaguar XJS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Jaguar XJS would be higher. At 3,590 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Jaguar XJS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Jaguar S-Type (235 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1984 Jaguar XJS. (217 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Jaguar S-Type should accelerate faster than 1984 Jaguar XJS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Jaguar S-Type weights approximately 86 kg more than 1984 Jaguar XJS. 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, 1984 Jaguar XJS (325 Nm) has 32 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Jaguar S-Type. (293 Nm). This means 1984 Jaguar XJS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Jaguar S-Type.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Jaguar S-Type 1984 Jaguar XJS
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Model S-Type XJS
Year Released 2005 1984
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2966 cc 3590 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 235 HP 217 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 293 Nm 325 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 91.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 92 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1716 kg 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 90 L


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