Compare the 2018 Jaguar XF vs the Lexus GS in Columbia


Jaguar Model Comparison | The Jaguar XF Sedan vs. the Lexus GS Sedan

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In the Jaguar lineup, the Jaguar XF sits above the small and nimble Jaguar XE and below the larger Jaguar XJ. It's sporty, sexy, and fun to drive; with six different trims to choose from, luxury-minded drivers in Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, and Augusta, SC can find exactly the sedan to meet their every whim. Whether you're looking for an athletic bent and a regal personality, like the Jaguar XF R-Sport or simply the opulence and elegance of the top-tier trim, the Jaguar XF Portfolio, we invite you to explore the Jaguar XF performance and see how it compares to one of its top competitors from the luxury sedan market-the Lexus GS.

What Makes Jaguar Performance Different from Other Luxury Brands?

When you choose a Jaguar performance sedan, you're not just choosing outstanding luxury performance, you're electing for the innovation and engineering of legends. European elegance inside and out, plus the scrupulous performance you expect from a sport sedan, the Jaguar XF is an elegant balance of luxury, technology, and innovative performance. Check out these Jaguar-specific performance features to better acquaint yourself with the Jaguar XF, then see how it fares against the Lexus GS in the section following:

  • Jaguar Ingenium Engine Range: Jaguar has a new breed of engine, built for graceful performance and based on a powerful, compact aluminum block, the Ingenuim line is for the performance minded; there are two gasoline Ingenium engines available in the 2018 Jaguar XF-one with 247 horsepower and the other with 296, both lightweight and highly efficient.
  • Jaguar Intelligent All Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD): Available with any drivetrain on the 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan, IDD is exclusive to the Jaguar lineup. Instead of simply reacting to loss of traction, the system works to prevent you from losing traction in the first place, using intelligent algorithms engineered to react to road conditions, recognizing the difference between surfaces to exert the maximum available traction for the best drive.
  • JaguarDrive Control: Choose your drive, selecting between Standard, Eco, Dynamic, or Rain-Ice-Snow Modes. This gives you better control over how you drive and how your vehicle will perform in various conditions; for example, Rain-Ice-Snow mode sends the system a message to dampen acceleration and apply more traction when road conditions are less than ideal.

Putting the 2018 Jaguar XF Head-to-Head with the 2018 Lexus GS

  • Diesel Engine Option: Diesel engines are great for a number of reasons-they're generally more efficient than gasoline engines, and not only are they usually more efficient, they also offer impressive available power, where torque is usually offered at low RPMs. In the 2018 Jaguar XF, you'll find an available diesel-powered 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque-by contrast, you won't find a diesel option on the 2018 Lexus GS at all! 
  • Top-Trim Power: When you climb to the top of their respective trim trees, the 2018 Jaguar XF 35T Portfolio Limited Edition AWD offers quite a bit more power than the 2018 Lexus GS 400h F Sport RWD-with the former weighing in with a 3.0-liter V6 rated at 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque and the latter arriving with a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 286 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque.
  • Efficiency: Because we want to compare the most alike drivetrains, we're using the entry trims, engines, and the rear-wheel drive (RWD) configurations for the mpg comparison; in the 2018 Jaguar XF 20D RWD model, it receives an EPA-estimated 42/31 mpg highway/city, but if you go with the 2018 Lexus GS 300 RWD model, you'll only see an EPA-estimated 32/22 mpg highway/city.

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