2011 Jaguar XF vs. Its Competition

2011 Jaguar XF 4-door Sedan XF Supercharged Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

BMW has long set the benchmark in this class; the 5-Series offers V-8 power and controversial styling.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is new for 2010, and its looks have tilted in a more angular, angrier direction; a V-8 and four-wheel drive are offered.

The Lexus GS probably trumps all these cars in its stellar dealership experience, and in truth the Jaguar XF bears more than a passing resemblance to it from the outside.

Then there's the slightly more pedestrian Audi A6, with its wide-ranging palette of engines and drivetrains, a wagon edition, and an interior that's a step backward from the rich library-like cabins that used to distinguish the brand.

The Infiniti M is all-new for 2011, and while its exterior doesn't stand out it's interior is a significant upgrade; while it offers in V-8 form an athleticism that rivals that of the XF, its interior is somewhat less refined at speed.

2011 Jaguar XF 4-door Sedan XF Supercharged Angular Front Exterior View2011 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings2011 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View2011 Audi A6Browse Used Listings2011 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sedan 535i RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2011 Infiniti M56 4-door Sedan RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 INFINITI M56Browse Used Listings2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Angular Front Exterior View2011 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.4
The 2011 Jaguar XF offers a compelling combination of fast, nimble performance and a classy, refined, and seductive interior; the only thing lacking is backseat space.
8.4
The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated.
8.8
The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives.
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8.2
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
MSRP From    
$52,500$45,200$45,050$58,450$48,850
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V6Gas I6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarMidsizeMid-Size4-door Large CarSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium4-Door Sedan 528i RWD56 4-Door Sedan RWD2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55554
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4dr Sedan4-door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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