2017 Jaguar XJ vs. 2017 Lexus LS 460


LS 460


The performance luxury sedan category is defined by thrilling speed and refined features. The 2017 Jaguar XJ and the 2017 Lexus LS 460 are both standout examples, but there are some big differences which set them apart. Schaumburg drivers can find out today which model supplies more upgraded performance and fuel economy, as well as more positive reviews.

Available Performance

Despite offering similar performance in the base trim, the XJ and the LS are quite different when you look at their upgraded engines:

  • The Lexus LS 460's highest performance engine is a 4.6L V8 that puts out 386 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 5.4 seconds up to a top speed of 130 mph.

  • The Jaguar XJ can be equipped in a number of performance configurations, but the cream of the crop is a supercharged 5.0L V8. This advanced power plant delivers 470 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque. In Jaguar testing, it speeds from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 155 mph.

For more pure acceleration, the Jaguar XJ has you covered.

Fuel Economy


A superior fuel efficiency rating will save you money in the long run, and it's better for the environment. Let's explore each model's base trim EPA ratings:

  • The 2017 Jaguar XJ with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission delivers 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway in EPA estimates.

  • The 2017 Lexus LS 460 with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission only reaches 16 mpg city/24 mpg city in EPA estimates.

If you value cost-saving efficiency, the Jaguar XJ is the better bet.



To be crowned the best of the best in the luxury sedan category, a vehicle needs to deliver in more than one area. The 2017 Jaguar XJ has received a warm reception from the automotive press, with Car and Driver saying, "The interior is appropriately swanky for the XJ's place at the top of the Jaguar lineup, with quality materials and luxe styling." In contrast, the Lexus LS 460 didn't quite stack up. According to US News and World Report, despite its "good amount of standard features," they noted that "a car has to be extraordinary to compete with class leaders … and the LS just isn't." There's no need to settle for second best.

Learn More About the Winning Sedan

At Jaguar Hoffman Estates, we're proud to unveil the winner of this comparison: the 2017 Jaguar XJ. It even comes out ahead against the exclusive Audi A8. Before you stop by to see the XJ for yourself, be sure to fill out a financing application online. Contact us today with any questions!