Jaguar XF: The Cat is Back

Despite its parent company's shifting fortunes, Jaguar's sleek new XF is a four-door luxury winner

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Gorgeous interior, quickness, available supercharged engine

The Bad: No optional four-wheel drive, relatively high price

The Bottom Line: Beauty and brawn that rivals a Mercedes (at a similar price)

Up Front

Jaguar has been something of an orphan brand since Ford (F) sold it and Land Rover to India's Tata Motors (TTM) earlier this year. Even by the miserable standards of the battered auto industry, sales are weak. Automotive News magazine estimates the combined U.S. sales of all Jaguar and Land Rover models in November at a mere 3,220, about the same as Suzuki.

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