Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2012 Jaguar XJ

2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2012 Jaguar XJ
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4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 23 $67,804 $73,700
4-Door Sedan XJL 15 22 $74,244 $80,700
4-Door Sedan Supercharged 15 21 $81,512 $88,600
4-Door Sedan XJL Supercharged 15 21 $84,272 $91,600
4-Door Sedan Supersport 15 21 $102,304 $111,200
4-Door Sedan XJL Supersport 15 21 $108,284 $117,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,421
$67,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,850
$73,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1531 / month
$1228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful. Cutting its ties with its illustrious and not so charmed past, the 2012 Jaguar XJ now rocks a swinging style that really suits its dynamic handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
60.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 119.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 201.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 12.8 x - TBD -
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 14.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion 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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P275/40R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P245/45R19
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)
4630 4045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.5
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 - 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 385 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 5.0L/305
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
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)
2.23 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Jaguar XJ
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8

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