Compare 2008 Jaguar XJ vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2008 Jaguar XJ
2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Super V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XJ 4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,618 $94,085
XJ 4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,238 $76,085
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $58,090 $63,835
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $61,275 $67,335
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,063 $83,585
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4-Door Sedan 5.5L V12 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V12 RWD 11 17 $137,128 $147,450
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 4MATIC 14 21 $85,886 $92,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD 14 22 $83,096 $89,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.0L V12 AMG RWD 11 17 $185,024 $198,950
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L V8 AMG RWD 11 17 $122,156 $131,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,618
$137,128
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$94,085
$147,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1568 / month
$2458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the best vehicles in the world—but you’ll pay for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107 109.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
124.4 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
83.0 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
205.3 205.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 16.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.8 12.6 x 1.0
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)
14.0 x 1.3 13.8 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 40.0
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 17.83
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35ZR20 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR20 P255/45R18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4006 4895
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 3500 612 @ 1900 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/257 5.5L/336
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 6100 510 @ 5000
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Gas V12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.60
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan Super V8 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XJ Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA

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