When comparing the Lincoln Continental's and the Jaguar XJ's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Continental has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and interior volume. The Jaguar XJ has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln Continental's and the Jaguar XJ's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Continental is a better car than the Jaguar XJ.
Lincoln Continental vs. Jaguar XJ Pricing
A used 2019 Lincoln Continental ranges from $23,992 to $45,800 while a used 2019 Jaguar XJ is priced between $34,599 to $64,625.
Lincoln Continental vs. Jaguar XJ Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln Continental loses 55 percent of its value and the Jaguar XJ loses 60.1 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln Continental retains 5.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Jaguar XJ.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln Continental’s base engine makes 305 horsepower, and the Jaguar XJ base engine makes 340 horsepower. The Continental is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. The XJ is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 570 miles. This gives the Jaguar XJ the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln Continental. The Continental uses regular unleaded, and the XJ uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are large cars, the Lincoln Continental has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Jaguar XJ has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lincoln Continental has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.