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2008 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

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The Mercedes-Benz CLS might have been inspired by the Jaguar XJ; it's essentially an E-Class sedan with curvier styling inside and out, as well as a high-powered AMG version among its flavors.

The BMW 7-Series has awkward exterior styling and the dreaded iDrive controller for in-car systems, but it handles well and is offered in a long-wheelbase edition.

The Lexus LS also comes in a long-wheelbase edition, as well as a hybrid.

2008 Jaguar XJ XJ82008 Jaguar XJ2009 Mercedes Benz CLS Class 6.2L AMG2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2008 BMW 7-Series 750i2008 BMW 7-Series2008 Lexus LS 460 LWB2008 Lexus LS 460
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The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
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The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has dramatic styling and a sleeker silhouette than most sedans, but at the expense of visibility and backseat space.
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Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
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The 2008 Lexus LS 460 is a little lacking in personality and presence, so it’s a good choice for those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention.
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Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan XJ84-Door Sedan 5.5L4-Door Sedan 750i4-Door Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4-Door Sedan XJ84 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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