2009 Jaguar XF vs. Its Competition

2009 Jaguar XF Luxury
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

BMW has long set the benchmark in this class; the 550i sports V-8 power, as well as BMW’s controversial styling of late.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a V-8 E550 edition that’s more conservative, probably the most reserved car in this class other than the Lexus GS 460, which offers a stellar dealership experience for its steep price of entry.

Audi’s A6 can be outfitted with a V-8 engine and all-wheel drive, and is nearly as handsome as the 2009 Jaguar XF, although its interior is more drab and plasticky.

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Quick Specs
9.0
The 2009 Jaguar XF is an easy car to love. It performs as well as anything in the class--and has unexpected glamorous touches that will win over converts.
8.6
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
8.0
The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
8.0
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
MSRP From    
$49,200$42,950$44,600$53,020$51,200
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V6Gas I6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
- TBD -MidsizeMid-SizeMid-SizeMid-Size
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan Luxury4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic CVTManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD