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2014 Lexus LS 460

2014 Jaguar XJ

  2014 Lexus LS 460 2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013  (closed course)
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Invoice $66,368 $68,264
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Bottom Line The Lexus LS is all about build quality and comfort for the long-haul, though its F Sport trim dials up the fun factor slightly. 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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  • Excellent Mark Levinson sound option
  • Limousine-like rear seat (L models)
  • A smooth cabin to go with a smooth ride
  • A strong, silent type
  • The spindle grille looks good


  • Transmission doesn't always behave
  • Hybrid gives up a lot of trunk space
  • F Sport isn't as tuned as we'd hoped
  • Hybrid is big, heavy, super-expensive


  • 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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