2020 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2019 Mercedes SLC

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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The F-Type offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The SLC doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

To help make backing safer, the F-Type’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The SLC doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Type and the SLC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.

Warranty

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

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

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Type 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 SLC.

Engine

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The F-Type has more powerful engines than the SLC:

Horsepower

Torque

F-Type P300 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P340 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P380 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

339 lbs.-ft.

F-Type R 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

F-Type SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

SLC 300 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

241 HP

273 lbs.-ft.

AMG SLC 43 3.0 turbo V6

362 HP

384 lbs.-ft.

AMG SLC 43 3.0 turbo V6

385 HP

384 lbs.-ft.

Transmission and Drivetrain

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All wheel drive, available in the F-Type, provides the best traction for acceleration in wet, dry, and icy conditions. In corners, all wheel drive allows both outside wheels to provide power, balancing the car. This allows for better handling. The Mercedes SLC is not available with all wheel drive.

The F-Type’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 SLC doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the F-Type’s brake rotors are larger than those on the SLC:

F-Type

F-Type R-Dynamic

F-Type R/SVR

F-Type opt.

SLC 300

AMG SLC 43

Front Rotors

14 inches

15 inches

15 inches

15.7 inches

12.7 inches

14.2 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

14.8 inches

15 inches

11.8 inches

13 inches

The F-Type’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the SLC 300 are solid, not vented.

The F-Type 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 SLC doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the F-Type has larger standard tires than the SLC (F:245/45R18 & R:275/40R18 vs. F:225/45R17 & R:245/40R17). The F-Type SVR’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the SLC (F:265/35R20 & R:305/30R20 vs. F:235/40R18 & R:255/35R18).

The F-Type’s optional 255/35R20 front and 295/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the SLC’s optional 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Type has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the SLC 300. The F-Type’s optional 20-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels optional on the SLC.

Suspension and Handling

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The F-Type’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 SLC doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Type’s wheelbase is 7.5 inches longer than on the SLC (103.2 inches vs. 95.7 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 2.5 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the SLC.

Passenger Space

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The F-Type has .5 inches more front legroom and 4.3 inches more front shoulder room than the SLC.

Cargo Capacity

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The F-Type Convertible has a larger trunk than the SLC with its top down (7.3 vs. 6.4 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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Optional air-conditioned seats in the F-Type keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The SLC doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

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

The F-Type R-Dynamic/R/SVR’s optional Park Assist can parallel park by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The SLC doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

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The Jaguar F-Type comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Mercedes SLC isn’t available as a coupe.

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The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The SLC has never been an “All Star.”

The Jaguar F-Type outsold the Mercedes SLC by 14% during 2018.

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