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2004. - 2007.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
rear
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Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2004. - 2005.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4905 mm
1818 mm
1447 mm
400 liters
810 liters
68 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4749 mm
1778 mm
1393 mm
432 liters
432 liters
65 liters
2004 Jaguar S-Type
2004 Rover 75

Engine

Jaguar / Ford
4.2 AJ34
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
4196 cc
300 hp
420 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2497 cc
177 hp
240 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
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Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1740 kg
6.5 s
250 km/h
17.2 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
11.5 l/100km
274 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1505 kg
9.5 s
215 km/h
15.5 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
10.5 l/100km
249 g/km

Expenses

6700 EUR
Price from
2200 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 (rear for the Jaguar and front in the case of the Rover). The first one has a Jaguar-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 300hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 177hp engine designed by Rover.

Safety

The fact that the Rover got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, S-Type offers a considerable difference of 16% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Rover as a brand displays somewhat better results, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Jaguar with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Rover badge with 4.5 out of 5. Independent research findings rank S-Type as average reliability-wise, and 75 is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as S-Type rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Jaguar is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 250 kilometers per hour, 35km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Rover 75, averaging around 10.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (27 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 10% difference compared to S-Type.


Verdict

Rover is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. 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, Rover 75 offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with Jaguar outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Rover. 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. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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