The Jaguar XK8 II has by 136 hp more horsepower in comparison to Mitsubishi Eclipse IV. The Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio will be distinctly faster speed up thanks to bigger power. Also overtaking obstacles like TIRs or buses while moving along the road should be much more easier for a vehicle equipped with stronger motor.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio 4.2 i V8 32V 298HP manual is 62 mm wider in relation to the Mitsubishi Eclipse IV Cabrio 2.4 162HP. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Jaguar that can contain 9 percent more fuel compared with the Mitsubishi. The medium fuel tank capacity in the sports cars class, from which the Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio 4.2 i V8 32V 298HP manual comes from, is 68 l, whereas in S class (represented by the Mitsubishi) it equals 68 liters.
The wheelbase of a car equals the length separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Jaguar XK8 II has 186 millimeters longer wheelbase distance than Mitsubishi Eclipse IV Cabrio. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Jaguar XK8 II should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio 4.2 i V8 32V 298HP manual is 208 mm longer than the Mitsubishi Eclipse IV. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and in most cases have bigger trunk. Although the Jaguar XK8 II Cabrio seems to be better for families or persons who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mitsubishi Eclipse IV may be more appropriate to singles as it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.