2008 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

2008 Jaguar XJ XJ8
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Mercedes-Benz CLS might have been inspired by the Jaguar XJ; it's essentially an E-Class sedan with curvier styling inside and out, as well as a high-powered AMG version among its flavors.

The BMW 7-Series has awkward exterior styling and the dreaded iDrive controller for in-car systems, but it handles well and is offered in a long-wheelbase edition.

The Lexus LS also comes in a long-wheelbase edition, as well as a hybrid.

2008 Jaguar XJ XJ82008 Jaguar XJ
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2009 Mercedes Benz CLS Class 6.2L AMG2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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2008 BMW 7-Series 750i2008 BMW 7-Series
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
8.2
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has dramatic styling and a sleeker silhouette than most sedans, but at the expense of visibility and backseat space.
8.4
Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
MSRP From  
$63,835$70,700$76,800
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class  
LargeCompactLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan XJ84-Door Sedan 5.5L4-Door Sedan 750i
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
545
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4-Door Sedan XJ84 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Jaguar XJ vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2008 Jaguar XJ vs. 2008 BMW 7-Series