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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Review

New 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

2021 Jaguar
F-TYPE

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 550

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MSRP*
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$64,700 to $105,900
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$113,550
Invoice* $60,818 to $99,546 $106,737
MPG - City 16 - 23 17
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 2 2
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz SL 550 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jaguar F-TYPE.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jaguar F-TYPE as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
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 F-TYPE is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jaguar F-TYPE is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.

Dimensions
The Jaguar F-TYPE is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. The Jaguar F-TYPE is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Jaguar F-TYPE has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Jaguar F-TYPE has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Jaguar F-TYPE has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Jaguar F-TYPE and the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. The Jaguar F-TYPE has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Jaguar F-TYPE than that of the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.