2018 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

2018 Jaguar XJR575
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Jaguar XJ’s styling is its main advantage, though its lightweight design also makes it sporty for the class.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the leader of the group, with unparalleled luxury and a wider ranging model line that stretches up to $200,000 in Maybach trim.

The BMW 7-Series is more tech-centric, though just as sporty as the XJ or even moreso; it also offers a V-12.

The redesigned Audi A8 is also tech-heavy, and will soon be the first car on the road to offer Level 3 autonomy.

Also new is the Lexus LS.

It is bolder and more commanding than in the past, though it is still softly damped in Lexus tradition.

The Cadillac CT6 is a relative bargain in the group and the only model to offer 4-cylinder power.

It lacks the cachet of its rivals, but is a strong effort from America.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2018 Jaguar XJ swaddles its occupants in leather, delivers them in style, and offers sporty road manners for a large car due to its lightweight construction.
7.8
The 2018 Audi S8 is a speed machine that's the ultimate sleeper. Spot one and stare—it'll likely be gone just as quickly.
8.2
The 2018 BMW 7-Series is a plush ride with plenty of powertrain options and customizable features that places it among the full-size greats.
7.8
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 has the style and performance to match its German rivals, but is the brand there yet?
7.6
The 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedans don’t reach for the same performance limits as the LC coupes, but there’s ambition in every line.
8.4
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.
MSRP From     
$75,400$82,500$83,100$54,095$75,000$89,900
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Turbocharged Gas I4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
XJ R-Sport RWD3.0 TFSI740i Sedan4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDLS 500 RWDS 450 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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