Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2018 Jaguar F-Type

2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2018 Jaguar F-Type
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Roadster SL 450
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster SL 450 20 28 $82,026 $88,200
Roadster SL 550 17 25 $104,439 $112,300
Roadster AMG SL 63 16 25 $142,151 $152,850
Roadster AMG SL 65 13 22 $206,460 $222,000
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Coupe Automatic 296HP
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe Automatic 296HP 23 30 $56,306 $59,900
Convertible Automatic 296HP 23 30 $59,220 $63,000
Coupe Manual 340HP 16 24 $63,920 $68,000
Coupe Automatic 340HP 20 28 $65,142 $69,300
Convertible Manual 340HP 16 24 $66,834 $71,100
Convertible Automatic 340HP 20 28 $68,056 $72,400
Coupe Automatic 380HP 20 28 $75,106 $79,900
Coupe Manual R-Dynamic N/A N/A $76,328 $81,200
Coupe Automatic R-Dynamic N/A N/A $77,550 $82,500
Coupe Automatic AWD 380HP 20 28 $77,926 $82,900
Convertible Automatic 380HP N/A N/A $78,020 $83,000
Convertible Manual R-Dynamic N/A N/A $79,242 $84,300
Coupe Automatic AWD R-Dynamic 20 28 $80,370 $85,500
Convertible Automatic R-Dynamic N/A N/A $80,464 $85,600
Convertible Automatic AWD 380HP N/A N/A $80,840 $86,000
Convertible Automatic AWD R-Dynamic N/A N/A $83,284 $88,600
Coupe Automatic 400 Sport N/A N/A $84,130 $89,500
Coupe Automatic AWD 400 Sport N/A N/A $86,950 $92,500
Convertible Automatic 400 Sport N/A N/A $87,044 $92,600
Convertible Automatic AWD 400 Sport N/A N/A $89,864 $95,600
Coupe Automatic AWD R 15 23 $93,906 $99,900
Convertible Automatic AWD R 15 23 $96,820 $103,000
Coupe Automatic AWD SVR N/A N/A $114,586 $121,900
Convertible Automatic AWD SVR N/A N/A $117,500 $125,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,026
$56,306
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,200
$59,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1470 / month
$998 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class represents the pinnacle of droptop grand touring cruisers. But what does that mean anymore? The 2018 Jaguar F-Type is a thrilling sports car with style to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 36.8
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 64.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 103.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 176.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14
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)
12.6 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 35.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P245/45YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30YR19 P275/40YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3826 3360
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 5500 296 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 2000 295 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.14
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.55
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL Jaguar F-TYPE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.8

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