2016 Jaguar XF vs. Its Competition

2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

A wave of new Jaguars continues with the new mid-size XF, a car that was new in 2008 and hamstrung by the company's split from former parent Ford.

This time around, it's not letting any technical shortcomings keep it from taking on some of the most accomplished rivals in the car world.

The Audi A6 is one of the older cars in its class, but you'd never know it from its capable chassis, updated drivetrains, excellent safety scores, and command of tasteful design language.

The BMW 5-Series? It's capped by the tremendous M5 and offered in a range of drivetrains and body styles.

The same can be said of the Benz E-Class, which runs the gamut from lean consumption in turbodiesel form, to thundering acceleration in the hulking E63 AMG.

Finally, there's an exceptional car from America on this list, too—the Cadillac CTS, blessed with excellent design and handling, with a storming CTS-V variant.

2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD2016 Jaguar XF
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2015 Audi A62016 Audi A6
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Jaguar XF may be made of aluminum, but it's no lightweight anymore in rear-seat space or nimble handling.
The 2016 Audi A6 builds on an already impressive set of features, abilities, and styling to yield a safe, fun, high-tech luxury sedan.
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunning luxury sedan that drives as well or better than its European rivals.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.
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Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 35t Premium RWD4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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