2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD: Grace, Poise & Performance

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To do my homework reading, I went out and sat in the back of this 2014 Jaguar XJL Portfolio sedan, Jaguar’s demi-limousine. The car is just that much more comfortable than the recliner in my office. It’s the long wheelbase model, five inches longer between the axles than the standard XJ—itself no small car—and all of […]

2013 Jaguar XJ Stands Alone

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It’s easy to admire Jaguar’s big-daddy XJ sedan, but then a question comes up: Is this an outstanding example of one of the world’s most celebrated luxury cars, or just a wildly overpriced Buick—a more or less comparable sedan? Our Jaguar was the “L” variant—five inches longer between the axles—and had all-wheel drive, upgrades that […]

2012 Jaguar XJL Portfolio: Power, Grace, Style

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The big-daddy Jaguar sedan is called the XJ. The stretched version with the cigar-lounge back seat and the second sunroof is the XJL. And the black-tie variant thereof is the $80,000-plus XJL “Portfolio.” It is hubris even to hint that a new car holds its value like blue-chip stocks—only vintage Ferraris and suchlike belong in […]