Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2008 Jaguar XJ

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2008 Jaguar XJ
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4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 22 $83,096 $89,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 21 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $122,156 $131,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $137,128 $147,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $185,024 $198,950
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4-Door Sedan XJ8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $58,090 $63,835
4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $61,275 $67,335
4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,238 $76,085
4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,063 $83,585
4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,618 $94,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,096
$58,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,350
$63,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1489 / month
$1064 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the best vehicles in the world—but you’ll pay for it. The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.0 105
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 119.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 83.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 200.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 12.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.25 12.8 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P255/40R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P255/40R19
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4465 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 19 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4800 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 4.2L/257
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 300 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Jaguar XJ
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan XJ8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/5-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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