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2011. - 2015.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
rear
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2014.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
rear

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Dimensons & Outlines

4966 mm
1877 mm
1480 mm
550 liters
1675 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4956 mm
1881 mm
1416 mm
500 liters
1550 liters
59 liters
2011 Jaguar XF Sportbrake
2010 Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake

Engine

Ford / Peugeot
3.0 AJD-V6
Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
2993 cc
241 hp
450 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mercedes Benz
3.0 OM642 LS DE30 LA
Diesel
6 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2987 cc
265 hp
620 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

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

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 8 gears
1880 kg
7.1 s
240 km/h
7.5 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
163 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 7 gears
1810 kg
6.6 s
250 km/h
7.3 l/100km
5.3 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
159 g/km

Expenses

14500 EUR
Price from
17000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the luxury car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the rear wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Ford-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 241hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 265hp engine designed by Mercedes Benz.

Safety

The fact that the Jaguar 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, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the British car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Jaguar with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Mercedes Benz badge with 4.4 out of 5. Independent research findings rank XF as average reliability-wise, and CLS is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mercedes Benz is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 250 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (47 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Mercedes Benz 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 British car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Mercedes Benz offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Jaguar. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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