2011 Jaguar
XJ Supersport
vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz
S65 AMG

2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport

9.7

starting from

$111,075
"It glides down the road with a sophisticated suppleness."
edmunds.com | talking about the XJ Series's noise
"Strikingly unique."
edmunds.com | talking about the XJ Series's external styling

Reasons to buy the Jaguar XJ Supersport

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Quite expensive
$111,075
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Power outlets
Standard
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Average city fuel efficiency
15 mpg
2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

9.1

starting from

$211,975
"A serene ride that are second to none."
edmunds.com | talking about the S-Class's noise
"Premium audio system suitable to high standard."
edmunds.com | talking about the S-Class's stereo

Reasons to buy the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

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More airbags
6
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Quite powerful
621 HP @ 4,800 RPM
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Has a subwoofer
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Premium radio
Standard
Cost 10.0 vs 5.6
2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport Winner: XJ Supersport
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  • The best price we've seen is $100,900 cheaper (around 50% less), $111,075 vs $211,975
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 15 mpg vs 12 mpg
Entertainment System 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Winner: S65 AMG
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  • The S65 AMG's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the S65 AMG's satellite radio
Safety Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Winner: S65 AMG
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  • The S65 AMG has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport Winner: XJ Supersport
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  • The XJ Supersport has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • People mover
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Neither offers a folding rear seat
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.7 vs 9.1

Cost

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XJ Supersport
2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport
2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Mercedes-Benz
S65 AMG
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MSRP $111,075 vs $211,975 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 12 mpg The XJ Supersport has OK city mileage, while the S65 AMG is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 4 year The XJ Supersport's basic warranty is long lasting and the S65 AMG is OK, too

Entertainment System

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XJ Supersport
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S65 AMG
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Number of speakers 20 vs 15 Audiophile's dream: lots of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the S65 AMG's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The S65 AMG has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Safety Features

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S65 AMG
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The S65 AMG has a good number of airbags, but the XJ Supersport is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs mbrace

Performance

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XJ Supersport
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S65 AMG
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Horsepower 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 621 HP @ 4,800 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The XJ Supersport has an OK number of gears, while the S65 AMG has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Standard Both come standard with paddle shifters
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Air compressor Supercharger vs Twin turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 8.4 lb/hp vs 8.1 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 40.0 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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XJ Supersport
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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XJ Supersport
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S65 AMG
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Passengers 5 vs 5 People mover
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 452 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 15.2 ft3 vs 16.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats Unknown vs 54.2 ft3
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The XJ Supersport's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the S65 AMG
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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XJ Supersport
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S65 AMG
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0-60 mph 4.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 110 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 115 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.87 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 161 mph vs Unknown

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