2020 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC

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Safety

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Both the F-Pace and AMG GLC have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The F-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The AMG GLC’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The F-Pace has a standard Whiplash Reduction System, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Reduction System moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the F-Pace’s standard All Surface Progress Control allows you to creep down safely. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer All Surface Progress Control.

Both the F-Pace and the AMG GLC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, 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 blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The F-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The AMG GLC’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

The F-Pace’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the AMG GLC’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the AMG GLC.

Engine

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The F-Pace SVR’s 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 81 more horsepower (550 vs. 469) and 23 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 479) than the AMG GLC 63’s optional 4.0 turbo V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the F-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The F-Pace has 4.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG GLC (21.7 vs. 17.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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

F-Pace SVR

AMG GLC 43

AMG GLC 63

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

14.2 inches

15.4 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

12.6 inches

14.2 inches

The F-Pace stops shorter than the AMG GLC:

F-Pace

AMG GLC

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

109 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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The F-Pace offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the AMG GLC; it requires you to depend on a temporary spare or run-flat tires, either of which has mileage and speed limitations.

Suspension and Handling

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The F-Pace’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (51% to 49%) than the AMG GLC’s (54% to 46%). This gives the F-Pace more stable handling and braking.

For better maneuverability, the F-Pace’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the AMG GLC’s (38 feet vs. 39.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Jaguar F-Pace may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 150 to 300 pounds less than the Mercedes AMG GLC.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the F-Pace S is quieter than the AMG GLC 63 (40 vs. 42 dB).

Cargo Capacity

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The F-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the AMG GLC with its rear seat up (33.5 vs. 17.6 cubic feet). The F-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the AMG GLC with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 56.5 cubic feet).

The F-Pace’s cargo area is larger than the AMG GLC’s in almost every dimension:

F-Pace

AMG GLC

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

40.6”/71.9”

36.6”/61.3”

Max Width

49.4”

n/a

Height

29.6”

n/a

Towing

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The F-Pace’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the AMG GLC’s (5290 vs. 3500 pounds).

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the F-Pace has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the AMG GLC only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

On extremely cold winter days, the F-Pace’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the F-Pace owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the F-Pace will cost $560 to $3325 less than the AMG GLC over a five-year period.

Recommendations

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Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its May 2017 issue and the Jaguar F-Pace S won out over the Mercedes AMG GLC 43.

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