Slowly, steadily, Jaguar North America has become one sturdy cat. After rising to the top of J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Initial Quality Study in 1999, the company has been among the leading luxury brands year after year in the U.S. quality chase. The ’04 XJ is central to Jaguar’s strong quality performance. This year, Jaguar leapt back atop European brands in the study, thanks to a 20% year-over-year improvement, finishing behind only Cadillac and Lexus. Its Brown’s Lane ...

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