The Best of the Best 2003: Sedans - Jaguar S-Type R
During the overly harsh New England winter, we discovered that on those frigid but sunny days the cabin of the $62,400 Jaguar S-Type R was one of the coziest and most comfortable places around. With the sunroof shade pulled back, the his-and-her heaters set to appropriately balmy levels, and bubbly tunes emanating from the DSP surround-sound system, the external near-zero temperatures were quickly forgotten.
The creamy plush seats equipped with lumbar control made a three-hour journey feel like a quick spin. The DVD-operated navigation system perfectly tracked the S-Type’s progress through the back roads of Maine and New Hampshire, although truth be told, we were tempted to let the Jaguar’s 4.2-liter, 390-hp supercharged engine rocket us to warmer climes.