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2011 Jaguar XJL Supersport Review

Join host Ross Rapoport as he reviews the 2011 Jaguar XJL Supersport, the L referring to the long wheelbase version and the “supersport” classification warranted by its impressive performance.  True to its heritage, the XJL lives up to Jaguar’s old sales slogan of “Grace, Space, Pace”.

The XJ first hit roads in 1968 and has been evolving ever since. For 2011, Jaguar took a risk with the re-design of the XJL’s rear styling. While the car remains distinctly Jaguar, the modern style updates are a nice change.  On the inside, both the driver and the passengers will be riding in style and comfort.

Performance-wise, the XJL Supersport is a beast with a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds and a  5-liter V8 that produces 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque.  With the supercharger, max torque can be achieved at a mere 2,500 rpm.  Considering the output of the XJL, the fuel economy averages of 15 city and 21 highway can be considered decent to good for a vehicle of this type.

As Ross mentioned in the review, sticker shock might hit prospective buyers when they see a starting price of $113,200 (as-tested price of $114,075). But, when considering its competitors (the the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series), the XJL’s performance and price are unmatched.

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Yura Kazakov says:

I Love this XJ L Super Sport I said thank you.

Nana yaw adu Dakwa says:

i just love this big cat…..

Jeff Smith says:

The long wheel base of this car caught my eye on a mountain highway a couple of days ago. Nice marriage of classic luxury and modern design. Good review.

Jeff Smith says:

The long wheel base of this car caught my eye on a mountain highway a couple of days ago. Nice marriage of classic luxury and modern design. Good review.

Brody Nelson says:

*Hobbit

misterjgl says:

Ross is so little..lol

bill yates says:

Looks like a Bentley rip off.

SneakySandhu says:

Is it just me or that his legs are really the length of those car’s wheels ?

Casey Bonas says:

Eh , save your money and buy a new Audi S8, it will kill the jag and is awd

stan67monster says:

Yeah, that doesn’t make sense. It’s better in SOME ways, but not every way. For example, this would smoke most s-class’ less than 150k. Secondly, the starting price of a S-class is around 90k. These start for WAY less.

stan67monster says:

Yeah, that doesn’t make sense. It’s better in SOME ways, but not every way. For example, this would smoke most s-class’ less than 150k. Secondly, the starting price of a S-class is around 90k. These start for WAY less.

Hasheeb Kazi says:

INCEPTION! is he small or is the car big?

Brody Nelson says:

Can’t tell if it’s just a really big car… or a really tiny man. |:

hyperwebbing says:

You must crazy. Mercedes models 2000 and up are cheaply made and with even cheaper materials.

unoriginalname04 says:

me too! I know it’s an extremely high quality car with the best equipment in it, but I still have that concern, what if something happens to the screen and I won’t be able to switch it on and I’m somewhere in the middle of nowhere?

Evan Waller says:

Maybe it’s just me, but I really hope that most car companies keep traditional gauges in their cars, rather than the LCD screens

hairlesheep says:

Looks good but nothing compared to those Germans!!

Ranjit Grewal says:

Speaking of competition, consider the S class. It’s better in every way. Including the sticker price, gentleman.

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Ju Hu says:

Lower your headrest!

zamborghini89 says:

Awesome looking

Adithya Nair says:

this car has the best luxury for price value of any car! one of my current dream cars!

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JoshA7fold says:

More interior next time! Great review by the way

ragzr says:

$113,200? It’s so damn cheap. In Poland, Jaguar XJ SS starting at 711,000 PLN ~$226,000!

ragzr says:

$113,200? It’s so damn cheap. In Poland, Jaguar XJ SS starting at 711,000 PLN ~$226,000!

david herrera says:

The guy looks like a Hobbet next to the car lol

Serguei Roudnev says:

good review

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George Evans says:

“the power of the car can peel your face off” – then he pulls a poker face.
well trolled Ross, well trolled.

letsgowarriors30 says:

The S8 has 520

suddnstar says:

I’m not a huge Jaguar fan, but I love this car. There is nothing like the smell of a genuine leather interior.

David Ross says:

So you r broke ass n can’t afford the whip.

Kelly Fontes says:

Rear set is enormous when you are 5’2″, it is cozy but adequate for any non Frodo Baggins type.

iseeu221 says:

I loved how he was as calm as possible when he said the power of the car can peel your face off

amightyatom says:

A nice ox blood loafer, thanks for asking

amightyatom says:

Looks a bit too ‘American’. Especially from the rear.I expect that will appeal to Americans though. ;->

zamborghini89 says:

Those rims are awesome

Dan Barlow says:

Lol man looks like a midget in those seats

Akali Jayanth says:

It’s a great car, but the touch screen is very slow, the doors can creak, and a bot too big for standard UK roads…

rockerdriver says:

Yeah,he wasn’t a very good example for the back seat.If you go look at the XJ on Automotivemedia,they have a six foot tall guy sit in the back.It’s still plenty BIG!

MaslAlek says:

this guy is so small

bigtruckseriesreview says:

The S550 beats XJL on every level. I owned the s550 and now I have an XJl

bigtruckseriesreview says:

The tables suck. They don’t adjust enough

Ross Rapoport says:

S8 wasn’t out at the time we shot the review. But I think I’d definitely want an S8 over the XJL at this point.

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