2016 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

2016 Jaguar XJR
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Styling updates for the 2016 Jaguar XJ make it even more attractive in our eyes.

The XJ's wide range of engines and available all-wheel-drive make for a compelling option if you're looking to break away from the usual selection of executive-class sedans.

Audi's A7 and its swift S7 sibling are the XJ's sexiest German rivals.

Or if you're looking for something more traditionally styled, compare the XJ to Audi's A8 or even quicker S8.

While the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is definitely a competitor for the XJ, we think the BMW's bulkier shape is the least sultry-looking of class.

Tech-centric buyers should cross-shop the XJ with BMW's 7-Series.

Mercedes-Benz's S-Class was recently redone, but sticks with the traditional luxury-car styling formula.

Looking for a bargain? The Infiniti Q70 (formerly the Q56) is a breakout outlier, but not nearly as refined as others in this class.

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2016 BMW M6 Competition Package2016 BMW 6-Series
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2016 Jaguar XJ balances extravagant looks with dazzling big-car performance.
8.8
The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury.
8.8
The 2016 Audi S7 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today, plus it packs serious performance and abundant high-tech equipment.
8.4
The 2016 BMW M6 is a no-compromises kind of car for buyers unfazed by traditional sports car manufacturers. It's better suited for the streets than the track, and that's not a bad thing.
7.3
Though aging, the 2016 Infiniti QX70 still offers an appealing mix of sporty dynamics, coupe-like looks, and luxurious appointments.
8.2
The 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class looks great—inside and out. But a new E-Class and more efficient powertrains may outrun the potent "four-door coupe" sooner rather than later.
MSRP From     
$74,400$81,500$68,300$77,300$45,850$66,900
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan R-Sport RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0T4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige2-Door Coupe 640i RWDRWD 4-Door4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555454
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro LWB Sedanquattro SportbackCoupeSport UtilitySedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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