The 2008 Jaguar S-Type is the most outdated vehicle in its class, yet to some, its styling, especially from the outside, comes across as classy and appealing.
But that appeal is limited, as it's quite cramped inside and inefficiently designed compared to the competition.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a similar price, yet it feels up-to-date and offers many high-tech options not available in the S-Type.
For example, it's available with all-wheel drive, which is not at all offered on the Jaguar.
The A6 also can be equipped with all-wheel drive, and it has a nice, modern interior design, along with a sportier feel behind the wheel.
On a different note, there's the Lexus GS, which has a stiffer ride but impressive performance, although its interior is also quite cramped.
The Lincoln MKS might actually appeal to some of the shoppers eyeing the base 3.0-liter S-Type.
It's a very roomy sedan, with a well-designed interior, high standards of refinement, and lots of standard equipment, all for a lower price, though it might not have the same cachet with the valet-parking folks.
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|2008 Jaguar S-TYPEBrowse Used Listings||2009 Lincoln MKSBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan 3.0||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic CVT||Automatic w/OD|
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|2008 Jaguar S-TYPE vs. 2009 Lincoln MKS||2008 Jaguar S-TYPE vs. 2008 Audi A6||2008 Jaguar S-TYPE vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class|