2019 Jaguar XJL vs Lexus LS500


With so many options available, choosing the right luxury sedan can be a daunting task. However, there are two cars you should consider adding to your shortlist: the 2019 Jaguar XJL and 2019 Lexus LS 500. These sedans excel in almost every department, from performance to safety, but they have differences that make them more or less appealing to different car buyers. Check out this comparison between the 2019 Jaguar XJL and the 2019 Lexus LS 500 to make a better-informed decision.



While the 2019 Lexus LS 500 is equipped with a more powerful standard engine, the 2019 XJL may have the upper hand in terms of handling. The sedan's rear suspension features air springs, which function to maintain the right ride height and deliver a smoother, more controlled ride. The Lexus LS 500, on the other hand, uses coil springs in its rear suspension.

In addition, the Jaguar XJL is lighter than the Lexus LS 500, which contributes to better fuel economy, acceleration, and handling. It is also 4.1 inches shorter than its rival, making it easier to maneuver in close quarters and parking lots. In a Car and Driver test, the Jaguar demonstrated significantly better stopping power, needing only 158 feet to come to a complete stop from 70 mph. The Lexus recorded a stopping distance of 170 feet.

Luxury & Convenience

If you frequently need to transport a large number of people or drive long distances, you will appreciate the 2019 Jaguar XJL's spacious cabin. This sedan has a passenger volume of 102 cubic feet, which is 2.6 cubic feet larger than that of the Lexus LS 500. It also offers 2.2 inches more headroom and 0.5 inch more legroom in the front row and 2 inches more shoulder room in the back row than its rival.

Additionally, you will feel more comfortable driving the Jaguar XJL in the winter, because it comes standard with a heated steering wheel. The Lexus LS 500 also has a heated steering wheel, but it costs extra. Another notable feature in the Jaguar is the optional Park Assist system, which enables the car to parallel or reverse park by itself. All you need to do is control the speed with the brake pedal. Automated parking is not available in the Lexus.


Another benefit of getting the 2019 Jaguar XJL is that it comes with a more generous warranty. Its basic warranty lasts for 5 years or 60,000 miles and includes 24-hour road assistance. The 2019 Lexus LS 500's basic warranty is only valid for 4 years or 50,000 miles. As the owner of a Jaguar XJL, you will also get complimentary maintenance for 5 years or 60,000 miles, meaning you do not have to pay for lubrication, oil changes, or other required maintenance tasks. The Lexus LS 500 only offers free maintenance on the first visit.

If you want to find out if the 2019 Jaguar XJL is the right car for you, feel free to schedule a test drive at Hennessy Jaguar Buckhead.

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