Jaguar vs. Mercedes-Benz Comparison with Price, Specs, & Photos

Jaguar vs. Mercedes-Benz - Jaguar Easton

Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz are two of the biggest names in luxury vehicles. Both brands have long and impressive histories, complete with some seriously impressive motorsports records. But reputations are one thing, and continuing to build desirable vehicles is another, so how do the current lineups from these two carmakers stack up to one another? Jaguar Easton put together the following guide to break down just how the two compare.

Jaguar XF VS Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Jaguar XF Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2023 Jaguar XF R-Dynamic SE

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2023 Mercedes-Benz E 350

$52,700 MSRP $54,950
296 HP / 295LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 255 HP / 273LB-FT TQ
5.8 seconds ✓ 0-60 Time 6.1 seconds
All-wheel drive ✓ Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
19-inch ✓ Wheels 18-inch
39.9 inches / 38.1 inches ✓ Headroom (front/rear) 37.3 inches / 37.6 inches
37.7 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 36.2 inches
12 ✓ Speakers 8
Standard ✓ Wireless Charging Optional
5 years / 60,000 miles ✓ Complimentary Maintenance Period None

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First we’ll take a look at sedans, putting the Jaguar XF up against a mainstay of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the E-Class. The E-Class starts off with a disadvantage, it’s quite expensive. We put it up against a higher trim of the XF in order to get roughly comparable starting prices, and it’s really shocking how much less your money gets you with the E-Class. You get less power, for one thing, and at this price you don’t get all-wheel drive either. The E-Class comes with smaller wheels and fewer stereo speakers too. You even have to pay extra for a wireless phone charger.

When it comes to equipment, you can always pay more to get most of the things listed up to the level of the Jaguar, but it will cost you. AWD, for example, is another $2,500 by itself. And the E-Class was already more expensive. But even with the extra money, you can’t change the fact that the XF has better headroom, as well as rear leg room. And lastly, the XF has a very attractive complimentary maintenance plan, one of the best there is, while the E-Class has none at all.


Jaguar E-PACE VS Mercedes-Benz GLB

Jaguar E-PACE Mercedes-Benz GLB

2023 Jaguar E-PACE SE

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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC

$48,000 MSRP $40,600
246hp / 269lb-ft ✓ Horsepower / Torque 221hp / 258lb-ft
9 ✓ Transmission Speeds 8
All-wheel drive ✓ Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
173 inches ✓ Overall Length 182.4 inches
22.4 cubic feet ✓ Cargo Area Volume 22 cubic feet
37.7 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 36.2 inches
19-inch standard, up to 21-inch optional ✓ Wheels 18-inch standard, up to 20-inch optional
Standard ✓ LED Headlights Optional
11.4 inches ✓ Infotainment Touchscreen Size 7 inches, 10.3 inches optional
12 ✓ Speakers 8, 12 optional
Standard ✓ Genuine Leather Interior Optional
Standard ✓ Overall Length Optional
Standard ✓ Cargo Area Volume Optional
Standard ✓ Rear Legroom Optional
Standard ✓ Wheels Optional
Standard ✓ LED Headlights Optional
Standard ✓ Infotainment Touchscreen Size Optional

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Luxury compact SUVs are extremely popular these days, so we figured it was important to compare the E-PACE to the Mercedes compact SUV, the GLB. And right from the start, the E-PACE has an advantage in power. This becomes more important when you see that the Jaguar also has a more sophisticated 9-speed transmission as well. The Jaguar offers a bit more cargo space. It might not seem like much, but thanks to some clever packaging, the E-PACE manages this while still being shorter than the GLB. That means you will have an easier time manouvering in and out of tight spaces, and don’t have to sacrifice cargo space to do it.

While it might not look like it at first, the Mercedes is once again the more expensive option. That’s thanks to the huge list of standard equipment on the E-PACE. Some of this equipment is really pretty basic for what’s supposed to be a luxury vehicle, like blind spot assist and heated seats, but Mercedes thinks you should still have to pay extra for them. A level of equipment comparable to the E-PACE would cost well in excess of $50,000 on the GLB, and it would still be less powerful, less spacious, and come with a smaller infotainment touchscreen.


Jaguar F-Type VS Mercedes-AMG SL 55

Jaguar F-Type Mercedes-AMG SL 55

2024 Jaguar F-Type R75 Roadster

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2022 Mercedes-AMG SL 55

$115,000 MSRP $137,400
5.0-liter Supercharged V8 ✓ Engine 4.0-liter Turbocharged V8
575 HP / 516 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 469 HP / 516 LB-FT TQ
3.5 seconds ✓ 0-60 Time 3.8 seconds
Standard ✓ Electronic Differential Optional
Standard ✓ Adaptive Suspension Optional
Available ✓ Hardtop Not Available

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Last up, since both of these brands have such rich motorsports histories, we figured it would be useful to look at their purpose-built performance roadsters. Both cars come with V8 engines with forced induction, but they take different approaches to them. The SL has a 4-liter engine with a pair of turbochargers, while the F-Type has a bigger 5-liter supercharged engine. Interestingly, this results in identical torque figures, but much, much more horsepower in the Jaguar. This is why the F-Type beats the SL to 60 mph. And in general, you will find that the linear powerband of a bigger supercharged engine will be much more usable in more situations than the power delivery of a smaller turbocharged engine.

There’s no missing the price difference between these two, and while the SL isn’t as bad as a lot of Mercedes models when it comes to charging extra for equipment, there are still a couple of important performance features that will run the price on the SL up even higher, like an electronic differential and adaptive suspension. Moving up to the SL 63 will give you similar equipment to the F-Type R75, and enough extra power to match the Jaguar’s 0-60 time, but it’s a lot more expensive, starting at $178,100. That means spending enough for two base model F-Type R-Dynamic models just to match, not exceed, the performance of the F-Type R75. Lastly, a lot of performance-minded buyers prefer a hardtop, as these tend to be lighter and more ridged than their convertible counterparts. This is an option for the F-Type, and actually carries a slightly lower price to boot, but no such luck with the SL.


Jaguar F-PACE Interior

Winner – Jaguar

It’s clear from a look across the range of vehicles offered by these two brands that Mercedes-Benz just can’t quite match Jaguar. From lower power to less standard equipment and much higher prices, Mercedes-Benz just doesn’t deliver the same experience. But luxury is something that has to be experienced, and Jaguar Easton is here to help you find the Jaguar that works best for you.