2011 Jaguar XJ

2011's Worst-Quality New Cars
2011's Worst-Quality New Cars

Automakers are smart to crow when they earn coveted quality awards. But when the hammer comes down--particularly on brand-new vehicles--the results are usually kept a little more quiet. One of the benchmark studies of new-vehicle quality has been released for the 2011 model year, and this time...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

Toyota show sponsor
Mercedes, Honda Top Perceived Quality Survey; Toyota Rebounding

Toyota has faced a lot of blemishes to its reputation over the past year, but it's rebounding. Surprisingly well. So found ALG, in its Fall 2010 Perceived Quality Study (PQS) just released. Toyota, which had previously been first place in the study, dropped 20 percent from Fall 2009 to Spring 2010...Read More»

2010 Corvette Grand Sport
What Your Car May Be Saying About You

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you drive.” But what does that mean, really? In everyday reality, I’m not a pickup truck if I drive one and I’m certainly not a svelte and powerful sports car just because I’m behind the wheel of a Corvette. So...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Going To Extremes: the Short List for North American Car of the Year, Part Two

In part one of Going to Extremes, we covered the compacts, hybrids and electrics and a mid-size affordable sedan that appear on the short list for the North American Car of the Year (NACOTY). Here we cover the rest of the list. Note how things suddenly change character. All these entries are luxury...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
2011 Jaguar XJ: TheCarConnection's Live Drive

The 2011 Jaguar XJ arrives at dealers in a few weeks--but today High Gear Media will be behind the wheel to drive the new luxury sedan, live from Hollywood. The basics on the new XJ should be familiar by now--we've been sharing the details since the new four-door ditched the archaic style of old at...Read More»

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IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded roads. All told, that's enough fuel to fill 58 supertankers. Thankfully, IBM's industrious team of scientists are working on a...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ on Jay-Z video set
Jay-Z Picks The 2011 Jaguar XJ For Latest Music Video

In his latest video clip for the song "On to the Next One", rapper Jay-Z has picked the new 2011 Jaguar XJ as his personal ride. Considering rappers have long been known to pimp out their videos with auto exotica, it’s not surprising to see Jay-Z pick the XJ this time around. The suave...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XJ
2011 Jaguar XJ Priced From $72,500

Pebble Beach is just getting underway, with a lot more in the way of exciting news and views to come, but one of the best early morsels is pricing for the all-new 2011 Jaguar XJ. The dramatically redesigned flagship puts Jaguar back in the hunt, and with its aggressive pricing - starting from just...Read More»

2004 Jaguar X-TYPE
RIP Jaguar X-Type: Putting The Kitten To Sleep, At Last

Many histories of Jaguar have been written, and no doubt there will be many more. In most of them, the sad saga of the Jaguar X-Type sedan is likely to be covered as a misguided diversion--if it's spoken of at all. While the smallest Jaguar sedan was pulled from the US market after the 2008 model...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz F700 Concept
Engines Will Shrink For Fuel Efficiency, But You'll Pay More For Less

It's long been tradition that big cars have big engines. But fuel-economy standards (in the US) and carbon emissions limits (in Europe) mean that even the big cars of tomorrow will have to use far less gasoline than they do today. One way they'll get there is by radically downsizing the engines...Read More»

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