What year to buy in this catagory

I’ve had an 02 and 09 XJ8 L VDP and both are gone. What is the best riding, largest, comfortable in the years these were made ??
I’, keeping my 211 XKR convertible but want another winter car.
Ken in WV

My advice; buy a Japanese compact. No troubles and absolutely reliable.

Best riding are ones with the smaller wheels. Also some changes after 2013 are supposed to improve the ride a little.

Avoid 20" wheels, and go for 19".

2016 and on has a longer warranty - 5 years, so some of those are still under warranty.

Sounds like you would like AWD? Best choice then is a 2016-on, Portfolio, LWB AWD.