2012 Jaguar XJL Supersport Review

Friday October 14th, 2011 at 7:1010 AM
Posted by: D.Colman

2012 Jaguar XJL Supersport
By David Colman


  • Easily guided missile
  • Caviar paint color
  • Special order only model


  • Mismatch of dog-leg joint on driver’s door
  • Rear-view distortion due to back glass
  • Hidden cruise control “cancel” button

I told my friend who sells Lexus products that his cars are going to have to go some to beat the custom order Jaguar I just drove. The XJL Supersport will dispense with any Lexus on a straight road. And on a curvy road as well. In addition, it has a back seat worthy of a first class ticket on British Airways. Its 512 hp supercharged V8 does 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. Its front seats not only heat and cool you, but massage you as well. “But they all do that” protested my Lexus friend. I beg to differ. If you want a mobile bank vault, buy a Lexus. If you want a real sporting sedan, buy a Jaguar XJL Supersport.

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2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Review – VIP luxury meets racetrack-ready performance

Friday May 6th, 2011 at 8:55 AM
Posted by: AKramer

2011 Jaguar XJL

  • Gobs of supercharged V8 power
  • Surprisingly nimble handling
  • Yacht-like interior luxury
  • Sublime B&W sound system


  • Outdated 6 speed transmission
  • Less than roomy interior
  • Sluggish touch screen interface

The days of the lumbering land yacht are over, or so it would seem, after driving the new 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged. Buying a large luxury sedan like the XJL used to mean lots of cushy, roomy opulence, with the priority firmly placed on pampering over performance. Now, with close to 500 hp under the hood and huge, sticky sports car tires at the corners, this big Jag can do VIP duty in the evening and hit the racetrack the following morning.

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2011 Jaguar XJ First Impressions Review – Attitude and Ultra-expensive Watch Not Included

Wednesday March 16th, 2011 at 10:33 AM
Posted by: D.Colman

2011 Jaguar XJ
By contributing editor David Colman


  • Interior of the Gods
  • Pinball quality gear selected display
  • Silence at cruise speed


  • Too much chrome on air vents and central console
  • Limited headroom front and rear
  • No pass-through from trunk to passenger compartment

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