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Compare 2013 Audi A7 vs 2013 Jaguar XF vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2013 Audi A7
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2013 Jaguar XF
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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
S7 4-Door HB Prestige 17 27 $73,284 $78,800
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4-Door Sedan I4 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XF 4-Door Sedan I4 RWD 19 30 $43,217 $46,975
XF 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 16 26 $48,760 $53,000
XF 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 17 28 $46,000 $50,000
XF 4-Door Sedan V8 Supercharged RWD 15 23 $62,652 $68,100
XF 4-Door Sedan V8 XFR RWD 15 23 $76,544 $83,200
XF 4-Door Sedan V8 XFR-S 15 23 $91,080 $99,000
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG RWD 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,894
$43,217
$69,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,100
$46,975
$74,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1002 / month
$783 / month
$1242 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans. Refined, nimble, and a scorcher in R trim, the Jaguar XF's only remaining hurdle to greatness is back-seat space. Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 56.4 56.500
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.5 42.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 - TBD - 104.300
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 36.6 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
36.900 37.1 36.930
Passenger Capacity
4 5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.200 56.9 57.100
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 37.6 36.140
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.900 57.5 55.750
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.400 61.8 64.100
Wheelbase (in)
114.700 114.5 113.150
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.200 - TBD - 74.060
Track Width, Front (in)
64.700 61.4 62.900
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.600 195.3 194.490
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.500 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.7 15.310
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.000 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.000
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.000 x - TBD - 14.0 x - TBD - 14.200 x 1.400
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.800 18.4 21.130
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 38.5 37.000
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.600
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.800 - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P245/45R18 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P245/45R18 P255/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 3660 4268
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x - TBD - 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500-6500 240 @ 5500 402 @ 5000-5750
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900-4500 251 @ 2000-4000 443 @ 1800-4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/122 4.6L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 - TBD - 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 - TBD - 3.420/2.230
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 - TBD - 0.730
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 - TBD - 2.860
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 2.73 2.470
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 - TBD - 1.370
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 - TBD - 0.820
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 - TBD - 4.380
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 - TBD - 1.920
Trans Type
8 8 7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Jaguar XF Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Five-link Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.0 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.5 (2012) 6 -

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