Radical new looks make some of the 2011 Jaguar XJ's competitors look fusty--but there's something to recommend each one.
The Audi A8 is the only other aluminum-space-frame luxury sedan, though Audi’s particular construction techniques and standard all-wheel drive makes it much heavier.
The Lexus LS 460 is a prime target for the new XJ, since it’s adopted an “L-finesse” exterior shape that appeals to a more feminine take on luxury.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS has coupe-like lines and a lavishly trimmed interior; it’s also offered in an AMG edition that’s more powerful than the Supersport XJ.
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|2011 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2011 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan CLS 550|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2011 Jaguar XJ vs. 2011 Audi A8||2011 Jaguar XJ vs. 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class|