Compare 2012 Jaguar XJ vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Jaguar XJ
2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XJ 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $67,804 $73,700
XJ 4-Door Sedan Supercharged 15 21 $81,512 $88,600
XJ 4-Door Sedan Supersport 15 21 $102,304 $111,200
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJL 15 22 $74,244 $80,700
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJL Supercharged 15 21 $84,272 $91,600
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJL Supersport 15 21 $108,284 $117,700
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4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,804
$86,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,700
$92,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1228 / month
$1543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Cutting its ties with its illustrious and not so charmed past, the 2012 Jaguar XJ now rocks a swinging style that really suits its dynamic handling. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 109.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
201.7 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
119.4 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 16.4
Brakes
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
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 - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40R19 P255/45R18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 4784
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 3500 455 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/305 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XJ Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5

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