2013 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

2013 Jaguar XJ
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The radically reimagined Jaguar XJ now has better efficiency and all-wheel drive, and it's a more well-rounded option in the executive-luxury sedan segment.

For alternatives, there's the sexy Audi A7 and its stunning, swift S7 companion piece--or the more traditional-looking A8, in short- and long-wheelbase form.

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class beats the XJ on prestige and safety features, but it's not as striking, leaving that chore to the lesser, but more beautiful CLS.

The new BMW 6-Series Gran Sport takes the four-door coupe idea to a bulkier conclusion, and to our eyes, it's the least sultry-looking of that subset.

Lastly, we'd suggest a relative bargain in this group, the Infiniti M56.

With just a V-8, it's nearly the breakout performer of the group thanks to excellent handling, and its interior is a graceful piece of design with a touch of silver dust on top, if you're in an extravagant mood.

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2013 Audi A8 3.0T2013 Audi A8
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2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe M Sport package2013 BMW 6-Series
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2013 Infiniti M2013 INFINITI M
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Quick Specs
8.8
Swinging style and newfound traction and gas mileage make the 2013 Jaguar XJ a more complete offering than it's ever been.
9.0
Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans.
9.0
The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans.
8.8
With the addition of a new four-door Gran Coupe and M6 Coupe, the 6-Series lineup covers the full range of personal luxury, from soft and elegant to sharp and athletic.
8.8
With sharp handling, scorching performance, and decent comfort, the 2013 Infiniti M sedans are bold and beautiful but not overwrought.
8.4
Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance.
MSRP From     
$73,200$72,200$60,100$74,900N/A$72,000
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I6N/ATurbocharged Gas V8
EPA Class     
Large CarLargeMidsize CarsCompact CarsN/ACompact
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0L4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige2-Door Coupe 640iN/A4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5544N/A4
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanCoupeN/ASedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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