For most of its life, Jaguar's flagship XJ sedan remained true to its original 1969 styling theme: low-slung body, round tunneled headlamps, split grille and tapered rear deck. It was trimmer and more agile than most luxury sedans, with a cozy interior filled with fine wood and leather.
The XJ's classic personality headed for the exit when Jaguar launched the current model in 2010. It's now a true full-size luxury sedan with swooping lines and an aggressive stance. Whereas old-school XJ's were charming and athletic, the 2013 is imposing and muscular. Some things never change though—like gorgeous interior veneers and leather trim good enough to eat.