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 is new this year, with a long roll-out planned for its wide range of drivetrains and body styles.
The new Benz E-Class has a trio of powertrains now, capped by 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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|2017 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size||Midsize Cars|
|20d RWD||2.0 TFSI Premium FWD||530i Sedan||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan|
|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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|2017 Jaguar XF vs. 2017 Audi A6||2017 Jaguar XF vs. 2017 BMW 5-Series||2017 Jaguar XF vs. 2017 Cadillac CTS||2017 Jaguar XF vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class|