2017 Jaguar XJ vs. 2017 Audi A8

2017 Jaguar XJ

2017 Jaguar XJ

2017 Audi A8

2017 Audi A8

For Marco Island and Fort Myers drivers in the market for an elite luxury sedan with outstanding performance specs, the 2017 Jaguar XJ is a clear pick. In an elite class like this, there are few real competitors, but many drivers also consider the 2017 Audi A8. While the Audi A8 unquestionably offers competitive luxury and performance, it fails to meet the premier standard set by the 2017 Jaguar XJ. Find out why before taking the Jaguar model for a test drive at Jaguar Fort Myers.


Whether you’re looking for better power from the base engine or more muscle from a segment-topping powertrain, the 2017 Jaguar XJ wins:

  • 2017 Jaguar XJ: The base powertrain on the 2017 XJ is a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup allows a commanding output of 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine is a sport-tuned and supercharged 5.0L V8 engine that makes a robust 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque—enough power for it to hit 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.
  • 2017 Audi A8: The 2017 Audi A8 also gets a supercharged 3.0L V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission for its base powertrain, but it only makes 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine in the lineup is a turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine. While it makes strong numbers at 450 hp and 444 lb-ft of torque, it fails to match the most powerful Jaguar XJ engine. The Audi A8 is only offered with all-wheel drive.

Cargo Space

If you’re in the market for a big luxury sedan, then you’re probably hoping for lots of room for passengers and cargo. Both of these vehicles have generous seating for up to five passengers, but the 2017 XJ provides a larger trunk, as it measures 15.2 cubic feet. On the other hand, the 2017 A8 has a somewhat spacious trunk at 14.2 cubic feet, but it simply doesn’t match up to the Jaguar XJ.


While all of the 2017 Jaguar XJ’s aforementioned perks are certainly alluring in their own right, it also proves more affordable than its Audi counterpart:

  • 2017 Jaguar XF: MSRP from $74,400
  • 2017 Audi A8: MSRP from $82,500
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Experience the Luxurious 2017 Jaguar XJ at Jaguar Fort Myers

The 2017 Jaguar XJ is in a class all its own thanks to outstanding performance specs, uncompromising luxury, and generous proportions. Take the trip from Marco Island to see it for yourself at Jaguar Fort Myers, located at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL, or get in touch with our sales team for more information.