Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2010 Jaguar XJL Supersport. It competes with the BWM 7 series and Mercedes-Benz S-class.
(Upbeat music) Cars.com auto reviews Hi, I'm Kelsey Mays for Cars.com. We're here in Chicago, checking out the new Jaguar XJ. This is the brand's flagship car. It's been redesigned for 2010.
We're going to take a look at what's changed for this year and think about how this car competes with other top tier luxury sedans. A lot of people thought the old XJ was a little bit too conservative looking. Clearly, that's not the case anymore. This might be Jaguar's boldest face yet. You've got a very deep grill here, sort of these elongated headlights, kind of some of the thematic elements that we first saw in the smaller Jaguar XF sedan. But if you think the XJ is just a larger XF, well come around back and check it out here. This is a, a long wheel base model. It's a little bit bigger than the regular wheelbase, XJ. The lines here just kind of flow off the tail. They don't come together quite as succinctly as, as the XFs, perhaps, depending on your point of view, it's either going to look very clever, very flowing, or maybe a little bit too vague. Check it out. See if you like it. The last XJ seemed to be a little bit cramped, particularly when it came to headroom. There seems to be more room in here and certainly very, very good materials, plenty of wood and leather and chrome. I've got a leather lined headliner. It's kind of interesting. There's a rotating knob controller now, it replaces the old gated shifter, like in another Jaguars. Also the first digital speedometer, tachometer, digital everything that I've seen in a long time. The new XJ goes on sale in spring 2010 with a starting price of just over $70,000. Engines include a normally aspirated and supercharged V8 with horsepower ranging from 385 to over 500. (Indistinct) this car will need to compete with the big boys. So if you're thinking about shopping a BMW seven series or a Mercedes S class, you probably want to put this JAG on your list too. For more car related news, go to cars.com or our blog kicking tires.net.