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.
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|2016 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Twin Turbo Diesel I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 35t Premium RWD||4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Jaguar XF vs. 2016 Audi A6||2016 Jaguar XF vs. 2016 BMW 5-Series||2016 Jaguar XF vs. 2016 Cadillac CTS||2016 Jaguar XF vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class|