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Model
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Make
Model
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2004. - 2011.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2004. - 2007.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
rear

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Dimensons & Outlines

5015 mm
1880 mm
1483 mm
504 liters
504 liters
68 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4905 mm
1818 mm
1447 mm
400 liters
810 liters
68 liters
2004 Chrysler 300C
2004 Jaguar S-Type

Engine

Chrysler
2.7 V6 EER
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2736 cc
193 hp
257 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Jaguar / Ford
3.0 AJ30 HP
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2967 cc
240 hp
300 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1620 kg
7.6 s
235 km/h
15.8 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
10.3 l/100km
249 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1705 kg
11.1 s
209 km/h
15.2 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
10.8 l/100km
257 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1710 kg
7.9 s
233 km/h
16.3 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
10.8 l/100km
259 g/km

Expenses

3500 EUR
Price from
6700 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 4-door sedan body style within the same 'Luxury car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (front for the Chrysler and rear in the case of the Jaguar). The first one has a Chrysler-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 193hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 240hp engine designed by Jaguar.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the American car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Jaguar does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Chrysler with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Jaguar badge with 4.1 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 300C as average reliability-wise, and S-Type is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the American car rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Jaguar is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 235 kilometers per hour, 26km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 10.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (27 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Chrysler appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the American car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Jaguar outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Jaguar. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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