Compare 2009 Audi A8 vs 2008 Jaguar XJ

2009 Audi A8
2008 Jaguar XJ
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $68,867 $74,050
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 4.2L 16 23 $72,448 $77,900
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $111,693 $120,100
S8 4-Door Sedan 13 19 $89,465 $96,200
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4-Door Sedan Super V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XJ 4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,618 $94,085
XJ 4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,238 $76,085
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $58,090 $63,835
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $61,275 $67,335
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,063 $83,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,867
$85,618
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,050
$94,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1234 / month
$1568 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A8 and A8 L are nimble, refined luxury sedans that still stand out from the crowd. 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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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 107
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 124.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 83.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 205.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 16.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.34 14.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 12.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 39.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P255/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P255/35ZR20
Spare Tire Size
P245/40HR18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 4006
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500 413 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.2L/257
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6800 400 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System
FSI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Jaguar XJ
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan Super V8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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