2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2018 Jaguar XJ

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2018 Jaguar XJ

It’s hard to count out a Mercedes-Benz in any head-to-head luxury car comparison. Take their luxury coupe, though, and you’re left with a comparison that’s hard for rivals to match. In this comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS and 2018 Jaguar XJ, you’ll notice that performance is definitely won by the CLS. How else do they compare though? Take a look below!

Under the hood of both of these vehicles are two very different engines. The CLS has a larger 4.7L V8 which produces much more horsepower and torque than the Jaguar, but it also gets the same combined fuel efficiency. The secret lies in the German engineering, combining excellent power with impressive fuel economy. Additionally, the CLS actually costs less than the XJ. See more specs and features in the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe


2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport RWD

$75,150* MSRP $75,400
18 city/26 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 21 city/28 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
402 Horsepower 340
443 lb-ft Torque 332 lb-ft
4.9 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
RWD Drivetrain RWD
Standard Adaptive Variable Suspension Standard
Standard Genuine Wood Trim Optional
Standard PRE-SAFE® Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 CLS 550 Coupe

Drivers have come to know Mercedes-Benz models for their outstanding performance. Even if you’re not familiar with the automaker, chances are you’ve heard a revved-up Mercedes-Benz drive by. German engineering ups the game with incredible engine specs and features and standard performance features for an enhanced driving experience. There are plenty of other features to make note of aside from the ones under the hood, though. Some of those you’ll find standard and available in the 2018 CLS 550 include:

  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • ECO-START® System
  • Rearview Camera
  • Adaptive Brake Assist Technology
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • COMAND® Navigation
  • LED headlights and Intelligent Light System
  • and much more!

Interested in learning more about the 2018 CLS 550 Coupe or one of the other models in the Mercedes-Benz lineup? Come check them out here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis and schedule a test drive today!

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*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 26 MPG highway and 26 MPG city with 16-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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