Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2013 Jaguar XK

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2013 Jaguar XK
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
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2-Door Coupe Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Touring 16 24 $72,637 $79,000
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible Touring 16 22 $78,157 $85,000
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 22 $89,700 $97,500
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 22 $95,220 $103,500
2-Door Coupe XKR-S 15 22 $121,349 $132,000
2-Door Convertible XKR-S 15 22 $126,869 $138,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
$72,637
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
$1317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm. Raising pulses and generating sheer envy: it's all in a day's work for the gorgeous, sublime Jaguar XK.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 74.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 79.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 11.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.4 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)
12.7 x 1.3 14.0 x - TBD -
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)
15.9 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 385 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.34
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Jaguar XK
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 3 (2012)

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