With its radical new looks, the 2012 Jaguar XJ fits into an evolving class of sleekly reimagined, high-end luxury sedans.
You could opt for a ritzier, more technologically inclined Audi A8--or get just as many frills with the lissome, lighter Audi A7.
A Mercedes-Benz S-Class beats the XJ on prestige and safety features, but it's not as striking, leaving that chore to the lesser, but more beautiful CLS.
Lastly, we'd suggest a relative bargain in this group, the Infiniti M56.
With just a V-8, it's nearly the breakout performer of the group thanks to excellent handling, and its interior is a graceful piece of design with a touch of silver dust on top, if you're in an extravagant mood.
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|2012 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2012 Audi A7Browse Used Listings||2012 INFINITI M56Browse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Supercharged Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas/Electric V6|
|Large Car||Large||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Compact||Large|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige||56 4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD||4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|