Comparison: 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class



When you’re shopping for a car that’s less about practicality than it is about getting exactly what you want, a luxury sport coupe or convertible is where you look. But you have options, and smart shoppers always compare models before making a commitment.
In the battle between the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, one is a clear winner in terms of power, features, and value. Here’s our full comparison:

Engine

Jaguar F-TYPE
The F-TYPE is a sports car, first and foremost, and its engine options reflect that. The base model is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that makes 350 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The F-TYPE S has a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that churns out 380 horses of power and 339 lb-ft of torque, while the R model has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for the ultimate in power, opt for the SVR model, which has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

The F-TYPE has standard rear-wheel drive with the option for all-wheel drive, and standard 8-speed automatic transmission with the option for manual.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The Mercedes-Benz E400 model is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine that makes 329 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, while the E550 has a 4.7-liter V8 that makes 402 horses of power and 443 lb-ft of torque. The E-Class comes with either rear- or all-wheel drive, and has a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Features

Jaguar F-TYPE
The 2017 F-TYPE has standard leather and suede interior, 6-way power adjustable seats, climate control, and infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen display, navigation, HD radio, Bluetooth, and AM/FM/CD. A 12-speaker Meridian sound system fills the cabin with the best quality sound. Upper trim levels feature 14-way power adjustable seats, panoramic roof (coupe only) dual-zone climate control, heated seats and steering wheel, and performance brakes. It also has available driver assistance technologies, including parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, and rearview camera. Plus, it comes with the option for a convertible top – something the E-Class does not offer.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E-Class comes with standard power tilting/telescoping steering wheel, power front seats, dual-zone climate control, and infotainment with Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity, and AM/FM/CD. The Cabriolet model features leather seating and available driver assistance tech like adaptive braking. Upper trim and available features may include Nappa leather seating, Burmester audio, sound-deadening cabin, and premium audio. However, it should be noted that the Drive Pilot safety technology package is only available on the sedan and wagon models.

Pricing

Jaguar F-TYPE
Starting at $61,400 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Starting at $62,600 MSRP
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