Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Jaguar XJ, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jaguar XJ.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jaguar XJ as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Jaguar XJ is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Jaguar XJ and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.
The Jaguar XJ is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Jaguar XJ takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The Jaguar XJ has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Jaguar XJ has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Jaguar XJ has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Jaguar XJ and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Jaguar XJ has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Jaguar XJ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Compare the 2014 Jaguar XJ and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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MSRP*: $74,200 - $119,000
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MSRP*: $92,350 - $212,000
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|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||--|
|City MPG:||15 - 18||12 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||23 - 27||19 - 31|
|Engine(s):||V-6, V-8||V-12, V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$68,264 - $109,390||$85,886 - $197,160|
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