2011 Jaguar Xj
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Stunning

by from Springfield, IL on April 1, 2011

Drive this and you will give up on BMW 7-series, Mercedes S-class or E-class, and Audi A8, not to mention the dowdy Lexus. I did, in fact, test drive the above. Aside from the fact that the styling of...
Drive this and you will give up on BMW 7-series, Mercedes S-class or E-class, and Audi A8, not to mention the dowdy Lexus. I did, in fact, test drive the above. Aside from the fact that the styling of those cars comes nowhere close to the stunning look of this Jaguar. Not only that, it costs many thousands less and performs better. I have the XJ-L. Right off the bat, none of the above cars has anything close to the interior rear seat leg room of this Jag, nor do any come standard with the yards of gorgeous leather (including, yes - even the headliner) in the Jag. The heated and cooled seats adjust infinitly (even the side bolsters) and come with a massaging feature. Behind the wheel, this thing is is as lithe as a sports car. It weighs 500 pounds less than the lightest competitor and it shows when you drive and run in the curves. Put it in dynamic mode and it will knock your socks off - even the naturally aspirated engine goes to 60 in 5.5 seconds. The supercharged one must snap your neck off! Plenty of English style that is far beyond the german auterity, but it is subdued and refined by the techno wizardry - a virtual dash, for example. The 1200-watt B&W stereo is the finest I've ever heard in any car. Rated at 16/23 mpg, I have averaged 28.7 highway and 22 in town. I even double checked. Other folks report similar mileage. Jaguar has defeated the competition with this. The fit and finish is perfect and no problems at all to date. The shopping, sales, and delivery at the dealer were hands down the easiest deal I ever closed.
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Beast of a Car

by from on February 11, 2011

The XJ SS is wildly fast, but also luxurious. Great car for all driving occasions. Comparable cars with this hp cost 10's of 1,000s more (Mercedes AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo). Instant power and decke...
The XJ SS is wildly fast, but also luxurious. Great car for all driving occasions. Comparable cars with this hp cost 10's of 1,000s more (Mercedes AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo). Instant power and decked out to the extreme. Electronics are very fun - who knows whether they'll break down the road, but they're great now.
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Fine automobile this Jag-u-ar

by from Dallas Area on August 2, 2011

Bought the XJL even though we initially planned on the XJ being our car of choice, presuming we were adequately impressed after a test drive. We were; and then we drove the "L" and it was even more im...
Bought the XJL even though we initially planned on the XJ being our car of choice, presuming we were adequately impressed after a test drive. We were; and then we drove the "L" and it was even more impressive than the XJ. For the money, compared to it's competition, this seemed virtually, "no contest." Fantastic looks both inside and outside (with the exception of some very wide gaps at fenders/doors/hood/trunk). Interior comfort is excellent for all, including those in the rear seat (except for the rear cup holders being virtually useless they're so poorly placed). The looks of the interior is 2nd to none (but for the fact that the wood trim where the door trim meets that on the dash is a very different shade and finish). The driver's position is excellent (and would be even better with the addition of a dead-pedal). The seats are supportive and comfortable (but sure do wish the controls were more intuitive. i.e. You must "look" at them in order to be able to make the intended adjustments. Jag should take a lesson on this from Mercedes whose controls are shaped like the seats so making adjustments is a matter of simply, "feeling the shape." The performance in terms of handling and engine responsiveness is VERY strong (although the various independent road tests consistentently show mediocre braking/stopping distances. Can't comment on this inasmuch as we've had no occasion to make a panic stop). OK . . . so given the Pros and the Cons I've shown above, would I buy this car again? ABSOLUTELY! (That is, presuming it's dependability is superior to Jags of the past. Hard to tell inasmuch as we have only 5K miles on the odometer). Have owned 3 Lexuses, Two Mercedes and a few other luxury cars and this big sedan is, so far, the best yet! If Jag adequately addresses those few niggles shown above the competition will be rendered NON-competitive. Fine car!
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great car

by from west palm beach on January 25, 2011

wonderful car ,smooth riding, the interiors can't be matched in this class. wold recommend the xj to anyone.
wonderful car ,smooth riding, the interiors can't be matched in this class. wold recommend the xj to anyone.
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best car ever

by from palm beach fl on January 23, 2011

for true comfort and luxury you beat the new jaguar xjl. its truly a custom auto in terms of finishes.
for true comfort and luxury you beat the new jaguar xjl. its truly a custom auto in terms of finishes.
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Very very Nice

by from Cape Cod,Ma. on February 2, 2012

Wonderfull looks,great power(super quick). So far a real LOOKER,people always do a neck turn to look at the car. Very nice change from the BMW,Mercedes that are everywhere.
Wonderfull looks,great power(super quick). So far a real LOOKER,people always do a neck turn to look at the car. Very nice change from the BMW,Mercedes that are everywhere.
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Very dependable

by from Chi town on May 15, 2013

This car is remarkable and the team at integrity auto is the best.... Kudo's too integrity. I drove this jag and didn't want too get out of it...
This car is remarkable and the team at integrity auto is the best.... Kudo's too integrity. I drove this jag and didn't want too get out of it...
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Night and Day transformation from earlier Jaguars.

by from New Mexico on April 3, 2015

This car moves Jaguar into the realm of truly world-class vehicles and, for the money, handily bests the vast majority of its competitors. My wife and I have had numerous Jaguars since our first XJ in...
This car moves Jaguar into the realm of truly world-class vehicles and, for the money, handily bests the vast majority of its competitors. My wife and I have had numerous Jaguars since our first XJ in 1982, and this car really puts Jag firmly back on top of the pile. It has everything.....style, class, quality, reliability, luxury, performance and on an on, and at the same time, doesn't try to fit into the modern-day "mold" that virtually every other car out there does. This is unquestionably the finest sedan Jaguar has ever produced. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
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Jagar

by from Tennessee on December 22, 2012

Very nice vehicle...fast, handles well, unique look. Haven't really put it through the test but from what I have done in it I can say I am pretty sure it will pass the litmus test for a fine automobil...
Very nice vehicle...fast, handles well, unique look. Haven't really put it through the test but from what I have done in it I can say I am pretty sure it will pass the litmus test for a fine automobile. There are a few things though...doors dont have closers and the handles as far as when you open the door is not as refined as the Lexus LS 460 I traded for it, also the ride is not as cushy...meaning you can feel the road more but thats not bad, just different.
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Roaring Jaguar XJL

by from Jacksonville, Florida on December 12, 2014

We purchased the Jaguar XJL and it is the smoothest cars we have ever driven. The exterior has the sleet look of prestige, durability and comfort. The double sun-roof gives us the feel of being amongs...
We purchased the Jaguar XJL and it is the smoothest cars we have ever driven. The exterior has the sleet look of prestige, durability and comfort. The double sun-roof gives us the feel of being amongst the sky and stars. The adaptive headlights give off excellent lighting when driving at night with its automatic high/low beams and, especially, turning a curve. The interior has the soft look with the comfort of the leather seats and the aerodynamic feature. Everything is at the touch of the finger tip or voice command. The cabin provides the most sufficient and comfortable leg room in both the front and back. The standard/options in the XJL make it very entertaining and fun to drive. The cooling/heated seats, along with the massage feature, make the ride even more pleasant. The option of having the screens in the back of the headrests is great for long distant trips with the family or just chauffeuring someone special. The headphones make it even better as the individuals in the back can listen to music and/or look at a movie without distracting the driver. The sound system makes you feel like you are at a concert from Classical to R&B or in a movie theater. The trunk space is adequate and enough if you know how to pack and make good use of all the space. I truly like the fact you can hit a button and the trunk automatically closes so smooth. It is like hearing a jar locking down and sealing tight. There are so many standard features with the XJL where you don?t really need to add many more options or any at all. The power train of the vehicle gives the feel of being sporty but luxurious. The engine is quiet when idling but the roar is very exhilarating when taking off. The long distant driving with our XJL always makes us feel like we are in flight with no turbulence or bumps. The XJL fits tightly to the road and handles curves very well. It handles well in the inclement weather too as we took it on a road trip from sunny Florida, to the snowy mountains in Massanutten located in McGaheysville, VA and extreme cold in Delaware. It is a great vehicle and would recommend anyone to take a test drive and feel the power as you punch it on the highway. Heads will definitely turn. Thanks to the professional Jaguar staff who keeps our XJL in top shape. They are a phenomenal group.
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