2021 Jaguar XF vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Competition among midsize luxury sedans has remained fierce in recent years. With more and more entrants joining the segment, making the right decision can seem like a daunting task at first. As you begin your search, it’s only natural that the dynamic Jaguar XF has captured your attention. To demonstrate how the XF continues to dominate the competition, our team at Jaguar Louisville has assembled this in-depth comparison. You’ll see exactly how the XF measures up against one of its most formidable rivals — the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Ready to learn more? Let’s begin!
Jaguar XF vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2021 Jaguar XF R-Dynamic SE AWD
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base RWD
|2.0L Turbocharged I4 (296 HP / 295 LB-FT TQ) ✓||Engine / Performance Specs||2.0L Turbocharged I4 (255 HP / 273 LB-FT TQ)|
|23 / 32 / 26 ✓||MPG (city/hwy/combined)||22 / 31 / 25|
|InControl Remote (smart device activated) ✓||Remote Start System||Not Available|
|12-Way ✓||Front Seat Adjustability||10-Way|
|Leather ✓||Upholstery||MB-Tex Leatherette|
|12 ✓||Number of Speakers||8|
|Front and Rear Parking Aid ✓||Parking Sensors||Requires Higher Trim|
|19 inches ✓||Wheel Size||18 inches|
|41.5 / 37.7 inches ✓||Front / Rear Legroom||41.3 / 35.8 inches|
|5 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓||Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance||Not Available|
|5 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓||Powertrain Warranty Coverage||4 Years / 50,000 Miles|
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In this comparison, we’ll be placing the Jaguar XF R-Dynamic SE AWD against the Mercedes-Benz E 350 Sedan. Right from the very start, the XF enjoys a significant $4,255 price advantage over the E-Class. Thinking that the lower price tag means you’ll have to settle for less? Guess again!
While both sedans share identically-sized turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines, the sophisticated engineering of the Jaguar XF means that you’ll enjoy superior horsepower and torque. The XF R-Dynamic SE also excels across the entire spectrum of weather conditions thanks to its proven all-wheel drive system. Even with less power and only rear-wheel drive, the E-Class still fails to top the XF across all three categories of fuel economy.
Premium standard features found on the Jaguar XF help to further enhance its luxurious cabin while simultaneously bolstering its value. Examples include a standard InControl Remote Start system activated by your smart device, authentic leather upholstery, greater adjustability for both front seats, and a larger amount of speakers for a superior listening experience inside the XF. If you try to equip the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the same features, be prepared to shell out thousands extra on top of an already expensive vehicle. Greater front and rear legroom also makes the XF a more comfortable option.
The further down the list we go, the uglier this matchup gets for Mercedes-Benz. Jaguar includes both front and rear parking sensors for more confidence squeezing in or out of a tight space. You’ll also receive larger 19-inch alloy wheels for a more commanding stance on the road. Finally, Mercedes-Benz simply cannot come close to matching the comprehensive combination of scheduled maintenance coverage combined with longer powertrain warranty protection. No matter which way you look at it, Jaguar remains the better choice.
Winner – Jaguar XF
Now that we’ve tallied the results, the obvious winner of this in-depth luxury sedan comparison is the proven Jaguar XF. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is simply unable to match the exceptional value, thrilling performance, premium features, and peace of mind that’s included with the dynamic XF. Ready to get behind the wheel and experience the XF for yourself? Our team at Jaguar Louisville is standing by to help you find the right model for your lifestyle.