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Land, Sea & Air
Sensational Get into one of these high-powered, luxury sedans this summer for a road
trip (or trip to the grocery store) to remember with the entire family or
a group of friends. Or perhaps you’ll want to take a ride alone, where you
and the road can bond like never before. The biggest problem you’ll have
is figuring out which one of these top-notch vehicles to drive.
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Ph otos co ur t e sy o f r e spec t i v e b r an ds
Jaguar XJL Supersport
Where to get it: Jaguar.com
They had us at the heated — or cooled — massaging, leather-wrapped seats. The
supercharged, 510-hp V8 that rumbles like a caged, well, jaguar, is simply sugar-free yet
sinfully exquisite icing on the proverbial cake. Jaguar is back, and is no longer — dare
we say it? — a slightly reworked Ford Taurus. The horror is over. Yes, it has 4 doors, since
sometimes you simply have to bring along the kids or in-laws, but the mood lighting
and road-hugging handling makes the daily commute pure pleasure. Those who enjoy
Siri on their phones, and even the Android-types, will delight in the XJL’s interactive,
voice-driven controls, virtual instrumentation, touchscreen displays, 30 GB harddrive and
1,200-watt sound system driving 20 Bose speakers…that’s more entertainment capability
than in your kid’s college dorm. Yet it’s a pure blast to drive, meaning you can have your
cake and drive it, too.