Compare 2003 Jaguar XJ vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2003 Jaguar XJ
2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan VDP
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XJ 4-Door Sedan VDP 17 24 $62,181 $68,330
XJ 4-Door Sedan VDP Supercharged 16 22 $72,191 $79,330
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJ Sport 17 24 $53,991 $59,330
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJ8 17 24 $51,261 $56,330
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJR 16 22 $65,366 $71,830
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $67,518 $72,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L AWD 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,181
$67,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,330
$72,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1139 / month
$1210 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.2 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 105.0
Second Hip Room (in)
61.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.7 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.1 23.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 39.7
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4010 4160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 4250 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6100 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XJ Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Vanden Plas 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Fully Independent Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Fully Independent Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Lower Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar

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