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2009 Citroen C3 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 Citroen C3 is newer by 57 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2009 Citroen C3. (108 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2009 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 43 kg more than 2009 Citroen C3. 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, 2009 Citroen C3, 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 143 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Citroen C3. (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Citroen C3 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Citroen Jaguar
Model C3 XK
Year Released 2009 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 147 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 187 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1252 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 3940 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 63 L


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