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2008 Ford Mondeo vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2008 Ford Mondeo is newer by 56 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 158 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 247 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 2008 Ford Mondeo, 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Ford Mondeo. (208 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Ford Mondeo.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Mondeo 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Ford Jaguar
Model Mondeo XK
Year Released 2008 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 208 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 207 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1542 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


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