Jaguar XJL
 Jaguar XJL
Despite its svelte lines, the newest Jaguar, introduced in 2009, threatens to revive all those old tales about dodgy Jaguar quality. The XJL scored well on CR's test drives, but readers report that its reliability is much worse than average. Meanwhile, the $81,575 Jag costs $1.58 per mile to operate, nearly four times higher than a Honda Fit. The Jag's overall value score was about one-third of average vehicles -- worst among all the cars ranked.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 08 2012: 5:41 AM ET
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