Poll: Jaguar XF S or Lexus GS F?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Jaguar vs. Lexus, XF S vs. GS F, which of these high-performance luxury sedans would YOU rather drive? Vote in our latest poll and let your voice be heard!

It’s hard to argue with either of these thoroughbred machines. They both offer plenty of performance, creature comforts and style, but they carry themselves in completely different ways.

For starters, the Lexus features an old-school V8. Displacing 5.0-liters, this two-by-four puts out a stout 467 horsepower along with 389 lb-ft or tire-smoking twist. Both port and direct fuel injection improve this engine’s performance and efficiency, as does its standard eight-speed automatic transmission.

This high-tech hardware should provide a zero-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds and a terminal velocity of 168 miles an hour. How’s that for a Lexus?

SEE ALSO: 2016 Jaguar XF S Review

On the other hand, Jaguar’s offering is somewhat less extreme. The XF S features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 380 horsepower in this application. Torque clocks in at 332 lb-ft. As in the GS F, an eight-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available.

All told, the XF S can sprint to 60 in a brief 5.1 seconds; top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles an hour. Despite having an 87-horse deficit the Jaguar isn’t that far behind the Lexus in raw acceleration. This is likely because it’s a couple hundred pounds lighter thanks to its aluminum-intensive architecture.

Either way you can’t go wrong, so which of these sporty luxury cars do YOU prefer? To get an even better picture you can compare them directly right here.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Mar 12, 2016

    it just amazes me how many carmakers are willing to equip their sedans with electronically adjustable magnetorheological dampers, yet won't design in a double-wishbone front suspension! WTF?

  • Jawad Karim Jawad Karim on Mar 13, 2016

    The lexus really surprised me. I am a lexus fam, but I didn't know it performed THAT well.

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    • Bd Bd on Mar 14, 2016

      Except, when late to the party, should bring something just as good, if not better than the competition. Lexus has been behind the competition for some time now when it comes to powertrains (the LS460 is still only has 380HP when the competition starts at over 400HP and goes over 600HP). The GS-F shouldn't be compared to the CTS V-Sport and the like, but it has been in comparisons.