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2014 Audi A8

2014 Jaguar XJ

  2014 Audi A8 TDI 2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013  (closed course)
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Bottom Line With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents. Read Full Review Had enough with the stoicism and tech overload of German flagships? The 2014 Jaguar XJ is a completely different kind of luxury car, with swinging style, a light, lean driving character, and a wide range of engines--including a new high-performance 550-hp XJR Read Full Review
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  • Styling's subdued, but not soporific
  • Cockpit has real panache
  • All-day comfort from front seats--delivered 18 or 22 ways
  • Stealthy S8's fabulous twin-turbo power
  • Geeky in-car data services


  • Knee room in relative short supply in SWB A8
  • Dynamic mode's a bit hefty in feel
  • MMI requires training
  • Google Earth, Bluetooth, voice: is it too much information?


  • A design like no other
  • Efficient supercharged V-6
  • Brash yet comfortable XFR performance model
  • Surprisingly responsive handling
  • Lots of room for upgrades and premium finishes


  • A few design details miss the mark
  • Rear headroom
  • Brightwork overload inside
  • Technologically ho-hum
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