8. Jaguar XJ
Let’s start with the good. Jaguar’s flagship XJ is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine, though a supercharged V6 and all-wheel drive are available for the 2013 model year. It’s powerful and refined… and presumably thirsty as well, with a wonderfully smooth ride.
Now for the bad news. The trunk is small and the low roof line cuts into rear-seat headroom. Additionally the folks at CR find the car’s touch-screen interface complicated. See a pattern here? Perhaps all of the editors at Consumer Reports are octogenarians and anything with a circuit board sends them into epileptic convulsions. Apparently the system’s usability is not that great; of course reliability is likewise poor.