Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE VS 2017 Mercedes AMG Near Phoenix, AZ

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2017 Jaguar F-TYPE

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2017 Mercedes AMG

Safety Comparison

The F-Type offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

To help make backing safer, the F-Type’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Type and the AMG C63 Cabriolet have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available blind spot warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

The F-Type comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The AMG C63 Cabriolet’s 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

The F-Type’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the AMG C63 Cabriolet’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Type for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the AMG C63 Cabriolet.

Engine Comparison

The F-Type SVR’s 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 72 more horsepower (575 vs. 503) than the AMG C63 Cabriolet S’ optional 4.0 turbo V8.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The F-Type’s standard fuel tank has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG C63 Cabriolet (18.5 vs. 17.4 gallons).

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F-Type’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the AMG C63 Cabriolet (275/40R19 vs. 255/40R18).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Type offers optional 20-inch wheels. The AMG C63 Cabriolet’s largest wheels are only 19-inches in the front and 20-inches in the rear.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is 1.8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the AMG C63 Cabriolet.

For better maneuverability, the F-Type’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the AMG C63 Cabriolet’s (35 feet vs. 37.1 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Jaguar F-Type may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 750 pounds less than the Mercedes AMG C63 Cabriolet.

The F-Type is 11 inches shorter than the AMG C63 Cabriolet, making the F-Type easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The F-Type has 1 inch more front legroom and 1.7 inches more front shoulder room than the AMG C63 Cabriolet.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the F-Type Coupe offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics Comparison

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The F-Type has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer headlight washers.

On extremely cold Winter days, the F-Type’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Recommendations Comparison

The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The AMG C63 Cabriolet has never been an “All Star.”

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