Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Mercedes Benz C-Class VS 2016 Jaguar XF Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2016 Mercedes Benz C-Class

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2016 Jaguar XF

Safety Comparison

The C-Class Sedan’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The XF doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Mercedes C-Class Sedan are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar XF doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the C-Class Sedan and the XF have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 2 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the C-Class Sedan’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The C450 AMG’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 45 lbs.-ft. more torque (384 vs. 339) than the XF S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the C-Class Sedan gets better fuel mileage than the XF:

C-Class Sedan

XF

RWD

300/Auto

25 city/34 hwy

n/a

n/a

20 city/30 hwy

Base/Auto

n/a

20 city/30 hwy

S/Auto

AWD

300/Auto

24 city/31 hwy

20 city/28 hwy

Base/Auto

450 AMG/Auto

21 city/29 hwy

20 city/28 hwy

S/Auto

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the C450 AMG’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the XF:

C450 AMG

XF

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.8 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the C-Class Sedan can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The XF doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The C-Class Sedan has a standard automatic load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The XF doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The C-Class Sedan’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The XF doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better maneuverability, the C-Class Sedan’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the XF’s (36.8 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Mercedes C-Class Sedan may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 150 to 350 pounds less than the Jaguar XF.

The C-Class Sedan is 10.5 inches shorter than the XF, making the C-Class Sedan easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The C-Class Sedan is 6.9 inches narrower than the XF, making the C-Class Sedan easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The front grille of the C-Class Sedan uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The XF doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the C-Class Sedan’s trunk can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The XF doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Recommendations Comparison

The Mercedes C-Class Sedan won the Check it Out award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue.

The C-Class Sedan was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2015. The XF hasn’t been picked since 2010.

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