All posts tagged: Jaguar XJ Long Wheelbase

2015 Jaguar XJ L – Road Test

If you read my previous road test with a Jaguar – the XF (here) you’ll know how much the brand has been ingrained in my past. This time I had the opportunity to drive the biggest Jag of all – the 2015 Jaguar XJ L … not just a regular XJ, but the long version, the “Royalty Version” if you will. This car isn’t just long – its loooong! Yet surprisingly it drives like a much smaller car – like the XF. You never realize how big it is until you get out and look at it parked beside a regular-sized car.

2008 Lexus LS 460 L – Road Test

The fourth-generation Lexus LS is bigger and better than ever before. For 2006 Lexus added a Long Wheelbase version, and a hybrid version has also been around since last summer. First introduced in 1990, Lexus targeted traditional marques such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar in the ultimate luxury vehicle category by offering the same or better quality at a much lower price-point. Not only did they beat the traditional luxury brands, they became synonymous with luxurious, quiet cars that don’t break down or require constant trips to the local dealership. Until Lexus arrived on the scene reliability was never a strong point in any of the expensive luxury or exotic brands – Lexus raised the bar. The Lexus LS series differs from the competition in that, in addition to the lower price for entry, you also get superior fuel economy. This trademark has been continued in the newest generation and also the long-wheelbase version. Who would have thought that a very large luxurious car with a V-8 engine could sip fuel at 22 mpg [10.8 …