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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2012 Jaguar XK

  2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class / SL 550 2012 Jaguar XKR
MSRP
$103,650
$84,500
Invoice $96,395 $77,740
MPG
City/Highway
12/22 15/24
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both. Read Full Review How to tell if you're hopeless, when it comes to cars: take your pulse after looking at or driving the 2012 Jaguar XK. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Consumes long-distance drives like caviar
  • Either way, a stunning performer
  • Top-five seats
  • AIRSCARF extends convertible season

Dislikes:

  • For a two-seater, it's big and heavy
  • Trunk spaces starts small, gets puny
  • Incredibly expensive

Likes:

  • A stunning physique
  • A beautifully detailed cabin
  • Sportscar reflexes and relaxed grand-touring ride
  • Barking, stomping V-8 power
  • The fastest paddle-shifted automatic around

Dislikes:

  • That big LCD touchscreen reacts slowly
  • Throttle feels a little jumpy
  • No manual transmission for purists
  • Laughably small "back seats"
  • Lighter steering than you might expect
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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