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2007. - 2009. Production 2006. - 2010.
F - Executive car Vehicle class F - Executive car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
Rear Wheel drive Rear
Dimensons & Volumes
5090 mm
Length 5030 mm
1860 mm
Width 1875 mm
1448 mm
Height 1465 mm
470 liters
Boot (min) 510 liters
470 liters
Boot (max) 510 liters
85 liters
Fuel tank 84 liters
Jaguar / Ford
4.2 AJ34
4.6 1UR-FSE
Petrol Fuel Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Naturally Aspir. Aspiration Naturally Aspir.
4196 cc
Displacement 4608 cc
300 hp
Power 384 hp
420 Nm
Torque 500 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - gears
Vehicle weight kg
Acc. 0-100 s
Top speed km/h
Cons. (urban) l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
CO2 emissions g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 8 gears
1609 kg
Vehicle weight 1945 kg
6.6 s
Acc. 0-100 5.7 s
250 km/h
Top speed 250 km/h
16.7 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 14.9 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 8.4 l/100km
11.4 l/100km
Cons. (average) 11.1 l/100km
269 g/km
CO2 emissions 261 g/km
15800 EUR
Price from 12500 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the executive car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the rear wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Jaguar-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 300hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 384hp engine designed by Toyota.


Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the executive car segment, which is generally a fortune safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Japanese car offers a considerable difference of 21% more metal.


Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Lexus as a brand displays somewhat better results, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Jaguar with an average rating of 4.0, and models under the Lexus badge with 4.9 out of 5. The same official information place XJ 50% below average, and LS those same 50% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Lexus is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 250 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 11.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (25 mpg), in combined cycle.


Lexus appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Lexus offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Lexus. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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