2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Jaguar F-Pace doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The F-Pace doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar F-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the AMG GLC 63 Coupe and the F-Pace have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

There are over 2 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 15th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 56 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 34 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.

Engine

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe has more powerful engines than the F-Pace:

Horsepower

Torque

AMG GLC 63 Coupe 4.0 turbo V8

469 HP

479 lbs.-ft.

AMG GLC63 S Coupe 4.0 turbo V8

503 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace 25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace 30t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the AMG GLC63 S Coupe is faster than the Jaguar F-Pace:

AMG GLC 63

F-Pace 30t

F-Pace S

Zero to 30 MPH

1.2 sec

2.1 sec

2 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

6.2 sec

5.3 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8.1 sec

16.3 sec

13.2 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.2 sec

7.1 sec

5.7 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.3 sec

3.8 sec

3.3 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

2.7 sec

4.6 sec

4.3 sec

Quarter Mile

11.7 sec

14.7 sec

13.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

119 MPH

95 MPH

102 MPH

Top Speed

174 MPH

145 MPH

n/a

Transmission

A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the F-Pace.

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The F-Pace doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s brake rotors are larger than those on the F-Pace:

AMG GLC 63

AMG GLC63 S

F-Pace 25t/20d

F-Pace SVR

Front Rotors

15.4 inches

15.8 inches

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

Rear Rotors

14.2 inches

14.2 inches

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe S offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The F-Pace doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe stops much shorter than the F-Pace:

AMG GLC 63

F-Pace

70 to 0 MPH

158 feet

167 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

105 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the AMG GLC 63 Coupe has larger tires than the F-Pace (F:265/45R20 & R:295/40R20 vs. 255/60R18).

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s standard 265/45R20 front and 295/40R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series front and 40 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Pace Base’s standard 60 series tires. The AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s optional 295/35R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series profile than the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional 40 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the AMG GLC 63 Coupe has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the F-Pace Base.

Suspension and Handling

The front and rear suspension of the AMG GLC 63 Coupe uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the F-Pace, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The F-Pace doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the AMG GLC 63 Coupe is 1.1 inches wider in the front than the average track on the F-Pace.

The AMG GLC63 S Coupe handles at .94 G’s, while the F-Pace Portfolio pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The AMG GLC63 S Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.7 seconds quicker than the F-Pace R-Sport (24.1 seconds @ .85 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the AMG GLC 63 Coupe has a greater minimum ground clearance than the F-Pace SVR (6.2 vs. 5.9 inches), allowing the AMG GLC 63 Coupe to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The AMG GLC63 S Coupe’s minimum ground clearance is .1 inch higher than on the F-Pace (6.4 vs. 6.3 inches).

Chassis

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe is 5.5 inches narrower than the F-Pace, making the AMG GLC 63 Coupe easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the AMG GLC63 S Coupe is quieter than the F-Pace S:

AMG GLC 63 Coupe

F-Pace

At idle

40 dB

40 dB

Full-Throttle

78 dB

81 dB

70 MPH Cruising

67 dB

69 dB

Passenger Space

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe has .5 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more rear headroom and .1 inches more rear legroom than the F-Pace.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Mercedes service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes fifth in service department satisfaction. With a 45% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Ergonomics

Unlike the driver-only memory system in the F-Pace (except Base), the AMG GLC 63 Coupe has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the AMG GLC 63 Coupe to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. Heated windshield washer nozzles cost extra on the F-Pace.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the AMG GLC 63 Coupe has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Pace doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The AMG GLC 63 Coupe has a 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

The Mercedes AMG GLC 63 comes in traditional 4-door sport utility and 4-door coupe bodystyles; the Jaguar F-Pace isn’t available as a traditional sport utility.

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