JAGUAR F-TYPE CONVERTIBLE VS. MERCEDES SL450 COMPARISON

Our Huntington, NY Jaguar Dealership Makes it a Matter of Course to Compare Jaguar F-Type Convertible to the Mercedes-Benz Competition

If you're planning to answer the call of the open road, you might as well enjoy the drive with the wind in your hair from the cockpit of a capable retractable-top sportster. However, when it comes to choices of two-door exuding the luxury and sophistication not only to turn heads but take you across more than a few new horizons, there are plenty. The field narrows considerably, though, upon entrance of the Jaguar F-TYPE, a drop-top with the sporty ride and well-appointed interior to take on its rivals with distinction. Against its counterpart in the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, F-TYPE meets its match, and excels.

Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Showcases Performance Prowess Against Mercedes-Benz SL450

Peeling out the gate atop a rear-wheel drivetrain equipped with independent front and rear suspensions with a stabilizer bar, sprawling wheelbases each within a couple of inches of each other, both Jaguar F-TYPE and Mercedes-Benz SL450 appear worthy to contend. Each models low-emissions efficiency, classified as a ULEV II vehicle and packing a capable 3.0-liter V6 engine standard. City and highway mpg for each are within several miles of the other, siding both with the performance take.

Plus, you'll find in F-TYPE and SL450 a drive to impress, sturdiness over terrain evinced by vehicle stability and engine-managed traction controls as well as by power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering making possible precision angling. Cruise control presents for the adventure's duration, with safety elements like rollover protection, brake assist, and myriad airbags helping keep the ride secure. What's more, with power-adjustable driver and passenger seating and automatic climate to keep everyone comfortable and navigation capability coming standard for support heading between venues, enjoyably getting there and back again is all but assured.

So how does Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible surmount Mercedes-Benz SL450?

  • Base MSRP for Jaguar F-TYPE remains in the affordable range of approximately $63,000 to just over $65K. Mercedes-Benz SL 450 rockets up to base pricing beginning at around $86,950. That means you can avail yourself of all that Jaguar F-TYPE has to offer, from front sport seats providing seamless on-the-road access to an expansive 8-inch touchscreen and Jaguar's intuitive InControl apps suite to an immersive 770-watt Meridian audio system, for a much more competitive bottom line.
  • Though Mercedes-Benz SL450 edges up in horsepower and torque -- 362 and 369 pound-feet respectively to F-TYPE's 340 and 332 pound-feet -- Jaguar F-Type engine is intercooled and supercharged, meaning a powerful boost for the get-up-and-go at lower rpm than Mercedes-Benz SL450's twin-turbocharged offering.
  • Jaguar F-TYPE standardizes a six-speed manual transmission to Mercedes-Benz SL 450's nine-speed automatic. That means, with F-TYPE, you can experience more hands-on control to rein in that excitingly sporty supercharged drive than with SL 450. The expert researchers and reviewers at Kelley Blue Book even call F-TYPE "pure sports-car amusement" on this count.
  • Plus, if you prefer room to move on the road, it ought to come standard in your speed demon's cockpit. Up front in F-TYPE, you'll find an inch gain on SL 450 regarding shoulder room -- 56.5 inches in Jaguar to 55.5 in the Mercedes-Benz competitor.
  • Often most of all, if you're a sports car aficionado, you'll require an automaker that stands behind its quality and longevity commitments. You'll find one in Jaguar, whose New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 60 months or 60,000 miles laps that of Mercedes-Benz, who offers but 48 months or 50,000 miles.

The best way to bear witness to the awesome abilities of the Jaguar F-TYPE convertible is to take them in from behind the wheel, with a test drive to surpass expectations. Here at Jaguar Huntington, you'll find a litany of models from which to choose. Peruse our expansive inventory, and then be sure to stop by our 1249 East Jericho Turnpike, Suite A showroom and visit us today!

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