2011 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

2011 Jaguar XJ
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Radical new looks make some of the 2011 Jaguar XJ's competitors look fusty--but there's something to recommend each one.

The Audi A8 is the only other aluminum-space-frame luxury sedan, though Audi’s particular construction techniques and standard all-wheel drive makes it much heavier.

The Lexus LS 460 is a prime target for the new XJ, since it’s adopted an “L-finesse” exterior shape that appeals to a more feminine take on luxury.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS has coupe-like lines and a lavishly trimmed interior; it’s also offered in an AMG edition that’s more powerful than the Supersport XJ.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2011 Jaguar XJ severs ties with its past, and rocks a mod new look that suits its dynamic personality.
8.8
Suave styling, an impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel earn the 2011 Audi A8 a spot in the top tier.
8.4
The 2010 Lexus LS range spans Sport and Hybrid models, but consistently delivers stellar ride and assembly quality-with driving pleasure placed on hold.
8.2
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a drama queen of the nicest kind-only visibility and backseat space suffer in its presence.
MSRP From   
$72,700$78,050$65,380$72,400
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
Large CarLargeMid-SizeCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5554
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2011 Jaguar XJ vs. 2011 Audi A82011 Jaguar XJ vs. 2010 Lexus LS 4602011 Jaguar XJ vs. 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class