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 XFBrowse Used Listings||2011 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2011 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2011 Infiniti M56Browse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|Midsize Car||Midsize||Mid-Size||4-door Large Car||Subcompact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||56 4-Door Sedan RWD||2-Door Coupe E350 RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4dr Sedan||4-door Sedan||2 Door Coupe|
|Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|