2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe

Mar 21st
Now that Jaguar’s F-type fleet includes six distinct models, picking one that best suits your fancy can be daunting. The coupes excel in aesthetics and practicality, the convertibles are more fun. Venturing beyond that body-style fork, this test of a V-6 S coupe should assist your smart purchase decision.The $77,925 S coupe lives at the sensible end of the price…
2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Mar 20th
A decade or so ago, walking into the C/D offices and casually asking the staff how we felt about the emerging luxury- and/or performance-crossover segment would have elicited a collective sigh. For enthusiasts who grew up in an era when BMWs, Porsches, and—to the point here—Jaguars occupied rarefied space in the automotive landscape, the risk of tainting a storied bloodline…
2012 Jaguar XKR / XKR-S Convertible

Mar 3rd
Every car in America can find its way to 75 mph on a road. (Well, almost.) But 175 mph? Outside of being strapped to a rocket, a car must have sufficient power, optimized aerodynamics, and at least a mile of straightaway free of heaves, dips, potholes, and wavering Winnebagos. Although such a stretch in America may be tough to find…
2015 Jaguar F-type R

Feb 27th
“No! It is not a car for a dentist’s wife!” came my Brit companion’s incredulous response. I was sitting lakeside several years back, having a few beers with some visiting Englishmen, when the topic of the Jaguar XK came up. I might have been overstating my position on the car (thank you, beer), but the thrust of the whole dentist’s-wife…
2016 Jaguar XF

Feb 24th
When this Jaguar XF arrives in the States next year, no one will ask, “Is that the new Jag?” But the 2016 XF is entirely new, it just doesn’t look as new as it is. When the XF first debuted in late 2007, it broke Jaguar sedans away from the old-world aesthetic they’d been mining since the 1960s. Gone were…
2011 Jaguar  XJ / XJL Supercharged And XJ  / XJL Supersport

Feb 24th
Sometimes it’s best to begin at the end—in this case, at the XJ’s tail end, where the Jaguar name appears exactly nowhere and those hockey-stick taillights flash a rude middle digit at a lifetime of traditional Jag styling cues. Apply the brakes, and three LED strips illuminate in each taillight, intentionally mimicking the red lacerations that a torqued-off alley cat…
2017 Jaguar XE

Feb 22nd
Jon Darlington, engineering manager for the Jaguar XE, describes Tata Motors as the perfect parent, always willing to give its children a loan yet never so meddlesome as to dictate how the money is spent. The F-type may have been a rash, indulgent way to spend dad’s money, but it became the brand’s modern icon. Now, Jaguar appears focused on…
2016 Jaguar XJ / XJL

Feb 16th
Eight inches of blue screen glowed from the 2016 Jaguar XJL Portfolio V-6 AWD’s center stack. Instead of showing us navigation, radio, climate, or phone information, Jaguar’s all-new touchscreen infotainment system, dubbed InControl Touch Pro, did its best impression of a 1960s British-car electrical component by simply not showing up for work. Or maybe it was running Windows 3.1. Cycling…
2016 Jaguar F-type Coupe

Feb 11th
One of these days our Save the Manuals campaign will arrive at its inevitable end. Even if the ol’ stick shift wins a battle every now and then, newer, smoother, and faster transmission technology is dominating the war. We’ll be devastated to concede victory, but our work as the enthusiasts’ advocate won’t end with manual transmissions. That’s because there’s another…
2013 Jaguar XF

Feb 9th
Under Tata, Jaguar is getting the attention it was denied during its stint as furniture in Ford’s living room. In the auto industry, attentiveness is fairly easily quantified, and Tata’s doting rings in at $2 billion. We’re told that’s the amount the Indian industrial conglomerate has earmarked for Jaguar R&D for each of the next five years. For the XF,…
2015 Jaguar XF

Feb 7th
All-wheel-drive sports sedans are a prerequisite for any manufacturer serious about racking up sales in markets where the weather can get frightful. Jaguar learned this the hard way in places like the American Northeast, where BMW’s xDrive, Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC, and Audi’s Quattro AWD systems rendered the British brand’s products all but invisible.That’s not to say that Jaguar is all of…
2016 Jaguar XJR

Feb 7th
Jaguar’s hopes for a major increase in North American sales no longer rest as heavily on the appeal of its XJ flagship sedan, nor do its high-performance credentials depend solely on the 550-horsepower XJR model tested here. While the XJ was for a time the closest thing Jaguar had to a “volume” model, it’s now just the largest and most…
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