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Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation, Heated front windscreen and timer, Heated rear window with timer, Laminated front side windows, Laminated windscreen, Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Solar control glass, Tinted rear windows
ABS/EBD, Electronic parking brake, Red painted brake calipers, Trac DSC (Dynamic Stability Control with 3 setting levels)
Premium carpet mats
Adaptive dynamics, Self levelling rear air suspension
Incontrol pro service, InControl remote premium
Auto speed limiter, Front Parking Aid, Maximum speed limiter increased to 174 mph, Rear parking aid with visual display, Speed sensitive variable PAS
Power boot opening and closing
8" touch screen, Analogue clock, HDD Navigation System with touch-screen and traffic message channel, Jaguar Voice front, LCD instrument dials, Multi function trip computer
Auto dimming rear view mirror, Auto-dipping door mirrors in reverse gear, Electric adjustable door mirrors, Electric folding auto dimming door mirrors with memory, Heated door mirrors
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming, DAB digital radio module, Digital TV, InControl app, InControl protect, Media interface, Meridian surround audio system, Radio + MP3 compatible CD/DVD player with hard drive
Exterior Body Features
Active sports exhaust, Body coloured bumpers, Body kit, Bonnet louvres, Electric panoramic sunroof with electric sunblind, Front aerodynamic splitter, Gloss black lower mesh, Quad exhaust tailpipe finisher, Rear spoiler, Sports body kit
Approach Illumination, Auto high beam, Automatic headlamp activation, Headlight washers, LED tail lights
Air conditioning with 4 zone climate control
3 spoke softgrain leather steering wheel, Driver's footrest, Front centre armrest with power point and storage, Gear shift indicator, Heated steering wheel, Illuminated glovebox, Jaguar sense, JaguarDrive selector, Jet headlining, Multifunction steering wheel, Reach/rake electric adjustable steering column + entry/exit tilt away, Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage, Rear coat hooks, Softgrain leather trim to upper facia/door top roll/door pannier/door armrest/centre console lid, Softgrain leather upholstery, Sports pedals, Stainless steel kick plates, Steering wheel gearshift paddles, Suedecloth premium headlining, Twin front cupholders, Two 12V sockets in rear
Door puddle lights, Footwell courtesy lights front and rear, Interior mood lighting
Highway pack - XJ
Active bonnet, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front side airbags, Pedestrian contact sensing and deployable bonnet, Seatbelt warning, Three 3 point rear seatbelts, Tyre pressure monitoring system, WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Seat Piping/Additional Trimming
18 way electrically adjustable heated and cooled sports front seats with driver and passenger memory, Front head restraints, ISOFIX on outer rear seats, Rear head restraints, Sports seats
Alarm/immobiliser, Drive away door locking, Keyless entry, Keyless Start, Remote central locking + deadlocks
Active rear locking differential
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
19" Alloy space saver spare wheel
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Jaguar's rejuvenation continues with this improved version of the company's flagship XJ luxury saloon. Jonathan Crouch drives it.
With startling looks that combine with clever lightweight aluminium construction, Jaguar's XJ saloon is now a firmly established choice amongst top executives who don't want something from one of the German brands in the top luxury sector. Now it's been significantly upgraded, with stronger standards of safety and infotainment, plus there's a potent flagship XJR575 model.
In the past five years, Jaguar has changed public perceptions. It's now a very cool brand, making high-end products that are tasteful, powerful and ultimately good to look at. With mediocre models long gone, the Big Cat is back and purring. Now recognised as one of the most prestigious carmakers in the world, this British brand, now well established under the ownership of Indian firm TATA, is bringing a whole range of fresh models to market - at the same time as significantly improving its existing designs, cars like the XJ luxury saloon we're going to look at here. With rivals like BMW's 7 Series, Audi's A8 and the Mercedes S-Class all having lately upped their game, this XJ has been treated to a further significant upgrade with includes the addition of a potent range-topping XJR575 variant. As before, there are short and long wheelbase bodystyles and either way, ultimate luxury has been prioritised. Certainly, there's classy engineering on offer here in a car that's refined, comfortable and powerful - everything in fact, that you'd expect a Jaguar to be.
Engine-wise, the only XJ option is now the 300PS 3.0-litre V6 diesel. Torque is rated at 700Nm. As a result of that prodigious pulling power, this car feels very quick indeed, 62mph from rest flashing by in 6.2s en route to an artificially-limited maximum of 155mph. As with all versions of this Jag, that performance is channelled through an electronically-controlled eight-speed auto ZF gearbox, complete with wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a selectable quicker-shifting 'S' option. On the move, those familiar with earlier versions of this car should notice an electric power steering system that's more feelsome these days. Refinement as ever is impressive, the cabin well insulated, particularly at motorway speeds. It's driver-focused too: a beautiful place to be. The fully independent suspension is similar to that in the XF but drivers have the option of choosing standard, Dynamic or Winter settings via the JaguarDrive rotary knob that takes the place of a conventional gear lever. These modes adjust the suspension, throttle response, gearshift speeds, stability control settings and the active differential to produce the desired results. The gearbox itself is an electronically-controlled six-speed auto complete with wheel-mounted paddle shifters which sends drive to the rear wheels on all XJ models. Jaguar is intent on this XJ being seen as a real driver's car.
In both short and long wheelbase guises, the sinewy lines of the XJ serve to emphasise its sporting intent. The front end borrows heavily from the XF, the sharply contoured bonnet and the wire mesh grille that juts forward from the plain of the headlights giving it real presence. The full LED headlights come with 'active front steer', 'static bend' and 'auto high beam assist' functions. The front end features a large, upright grille, while sculpted chrome blades in the outboard air intakes aim to emphasise what Jaguar sees as the car's 'mature, prestigious character'. LED lights at the rear feature a more distinctive night time signature. On the inside, the cabin is a fabulous place to spend time in. The craftsmanship is first class and the materials used for the switchgear and on the dash are of top quality. If you can stretch to top 'Autobiography' trim, you'll enjoy plush 'semi-aniline' leather and classy inlay veneers. All variants get the latest version of Jaguar's 'InControl Touch Pro' premium infotainment system, which now features a larger 10-inch centre-dash screen, this set-up allowing a de-cluttering of buttons on a central console that's pleasing to the eye. As before, the cabin's very spacious, as is the boot, at 520-litres in size.
As before, pricing sits mainly in the £63,000 to £77,000 bracket - on a par with the likes of the Audi A8 and the Mercedes S Class. Bear in mind though, that XJ models tend to come better equipped than their German rivals. There are six trim levels - 'Luxury', 'Premium Luxury', 'Portfolio', 'R-Sport', 'XJ50' and 'Autobiography'. The entry-level 3.0D SWB model in 'Luxury' trim starts at around £63,000. If you want a long wheelbase body style, you'll have to pay a £3,000 premium. Standard equipment includes smarter LED headlights and classier leather inside, plus Jaguar's much improved 'InControl Touch Pro' infotainment system with its larger 10-inch screen. Included safety kit runs to the usual things - dynamic stability control (the 'Trac DSC' set-up), twin front, side and curtain airbags, front seats with a whiplash protection system, a blindspot warning set-up built into the door mirrors and a pop-up bonnet to improve protection for pedestrians. Jaguar has now added in a suite of standard camera-driven safety features, including 'Autonomous Emergency Braking', 'Lane Keep Assist' and 'Driver Condition Monitoring'.
Luxury saloons in this sector of the market are not going to be cheap to run, However, with the 3.0-litre diesel engine, then this XJ will return reasonable economy thanks to a claimed combined cycle figure of up to 37.9mpg (WLTP) and a CO2 emission level of 184g/km (NEDC). Servicing costs will inevitably be high as parts such as brakes and tyres for Jaguars are expensive - but then this is no different to rivals including the Audi A8 and the BMW 7 Series. What else? You get the usual unremarkable three year warranty, though to be fair it does cover you for up to 100,000 miles. Plus, as you'd expect, it's extendable at extra cost. Service intervals are set at 16,000miles or every 24 months, whichever comes first, though it would be sensible to consider one of Jaguar's Service Plans that cover you for virtually everything in advance. There's a 'Standard Mileage Service Plan' that covers you for five years/50,000 miles. Or a 'High Mileage Service Plan' that covers five years/75,000 miles. Jaguar also offers an online service so that owners can remotely check their car's service history.
There's no doubt that this XJ remains an outstanding technical achievement. But then the same can be said of many of its rivals. Where this Jaguar is different though, can be summed up in that one simple but very telling word 'character'. Rather than being merely a larger version of an existing model, this is a stand-alone design in its own right. As a result. it feels special in a way that German rivals struggle to match. More importantly, this car's unique selling points aren't only restricted to the way that it looks. Even if you don't agree with Designer Ian Callum's vision of the future of luxury motoring, you'll have to admit that the cabin is on another level from its rivals, even if it can't quite match them for space. And it offers the kind of involving driving experience you simply wouldn't expect from a car of this size. Bold and ferociously modern, this is a car you can bond with - and a luxury saloon that it's very difficult to ignore.
By Jonathan Crouch
Resting on its rich history was never going to be enough if Jaguar's largest luxury saloon was going to cut it against top-notch rivals like the Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. So in 2009, the company came up with this, the uniquely-styled, innovative and dynamic fourth generation XJ saloon. How does it stack up as a used buy?
4dr Luxury Saloon (3.0 V6 petrol, 5.0 V8 petrol, 3.0 Diesel)
There are still plenty of people who get that warm fuzzy feeling when they see an old Jag. The brand is entwined in our national psyche with its raffish wood 'n' leather, pipe smoking, sports jacket-wearing, Britishness. Of course, all that means nothing whatsoever to luxury car buyers in the US, Europe and beyond, buyers whose purchase decisions make or break Jaguar as a credible global car maker. The famous marque was hamstrung by its own history for too long but today there's a newfound confidence and a forward-looking agenda. And nothing illustrates this more dramatically than this car, the MK4 model XJ launched in 2009. The XK sports coupe and the XF executive saloon were breakthrough cars for Jaguar. They married all that heritage to a more overtly modern approach. The XJ showed Jaguar spreading its wings further with a luxury saloon to challenge the sector's leading lights. It marked a firm break from the big Jag tradition that was originated in 1968 by the original XJ. Through at least five generations of Jaguar's flagship, the styling evolved at an arthritic snail's pace. It reached the point where this car's hi-tech aluminium-bodied predecessor, one of the most advanced luxury cars on sale at the time of its launch, looked ostensibly the same as the rusting relics that could be picked up for peanuts at any second hand car dealership. Jaguar wasn't communicating its dynamism and relevance, but with this fourth generation XJ, all of that was put right.
The shape may have been new, but the thinking behind this car wasn't. Most of the development work to create its all-aluminium underpinnings was done for the previous generation model, a car to which Jaguar's engineers also added the all-independent suspension they'd developed for the latter days of the S-Type. But the controversial shape still dominates any discussion that touches upon this car and everyone you meet will have an opinion. Ex-Aston Martin designer Ian Callum is clear about his vision for a '21st century luxury car', believing that the brand should understand the values that made the original XJ great without necessarily copying them. So he hasn't. In fact, it's hard to imagine any reference point to this design, so different is it to anything else. Gone is the low-slung three-box look we expect an XJ to deliver, replaced instead by a shape many will feel is more stylish and interesting, if one that takes time to grow on you. What can we pick out? Oh, where to start.. Maybe the slender roof pillars, almost invisible at the rear to give a 'floating roof' effect. Or Designer Callum's favourite touch, the rear lighting elements intended to resemble the scratch marks of a cat's claws. The shape artfully conceals what is actually a very spacious 520-litre boot. But love or hate the exterior, you can't argue with the masterpiece that is this XJ's cabin. You enter expecting the feeling of a Gentleman's Club but what's delivered instead is Brit design cool and an undercurrent of true indulgence. Though other Germans rivals offer a little more rear seat space (blame that sloping coupe-style roofline), the airiness provided by the standard glass roof with its twin electric blinds means that you don't really notice the fact. And it's an opulent cabin, trimmed with the kind of beautiful materials you'd find in a Bentley or a Rolls Royce. Many will want the extra legroom of the long wheelbase version but to be honest, you're hardly going to be at risk of deep vein thrombosis in the standard car, so generous is the leg and shoulder room on offer. But why sit in the back unless you have to in a driver-focused car like this? Especially when a seat up-front is such a commandingly luxurious place to be. The facia is dominated by an arc of wood veneer that runs from the doors right across the dash top, with its instrument panel wrapped in leather. Ah yes, the instruments. There actually aren't any, at least in the sense of conventional dials. Replacing them is a 12" screen of the kind pilots refer to as a 'glass cockpit'. On to this, a variety of displays are projected, including virtual fuel, speed, temperature and rev-counter gauges - and you can further configure them with additional information according to taste: the left dial for example can sometimes be replaced by a sat nav prompt. Possibly our favourite part of this car though is the 8" touch-screen display in the centre console and fitted as standard on the plusher models. Dual-View technology means that the driver can use it to manage climate control, audio, communications and navigation systems at the same time as his front seat passenger is using the same screen to view a DVD - or TV if you've specified it. Neat.
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We came across the odd gearbox issue but otherwise, owners report only niggling faults: things like windows that slightly drop when they should be up, an occasionally malfunctioning rear view camera and judders experienced through the wheel and the wipers. Check all these things on your test drive - and look out for scuffed alloy wheels that could be pricey to fix.
(approx based on a 2010 Jaguar XJ 3.0D) A full exhaust system is around £850. Front shock absorbers are about £200 a pair. An alternator is about £300 and a starter motor around £300. Front brake pads are around £120.
So. Revolutionary to look at. Is it so to drive? You don't expect a car well over five metres long and weighing nearly two tonnes to be a responsive driver's machine but Jaguar insists that owners used to its sporting XF or XKR models will feel right at home. And so they will. Thanks to its aluminium construction, this is after all, a Mercedes S-Class-sized Luxury Saloon which weighs less than Jag's apparently smaller Executive-sized XF. Lightness which makes it quick on its feet, something you'll notice with the first bend you take. This isn't the only car in its sector to use aluminium build: Audi's A8 does too, but then rather negates the resulting 150kg weight-saving benefit by slinging on a hefty four-wheel drive system. The rear-driven XJ sees no need for that, focusing inside on tactile response rather than ultimate grip to reward its driver. The first thing you notice is the steering: light yes, but also quick and accurate as befits a steering rack borrowed from the XFR super saloon and used on every XJ. Then there's the ride. Not quite as pillow-like over rough surfaces as older Jags or indeed a Mercedes S-Class but closer to these standard-setters than any real driver's car has any right to be. Because let's get this straight: in talking of this car's roadgoing demeanour, it's underselling it to make comparisons with S-Classes and Audi A8s, BMW 7 Series' and Lexus LS's: it's far better than that. Suffice it to say that if you were considering stretching to a more dynamic example of this breed, say a Maserati Quattroporte or a Porsche Panamera, you could find this XJ as satisfying - and spend a lot less enjoying it. Even indeed, if you go for the 3.0-litre V6 diesel variant that will account for over 85% of British sales. It does after all, boast 271bhp that, thanks to the light weight and an enormous 600Nm of torque from variable geometry twin turbos, simply hurls this car at the horizon, rest to sixty dispatched in 6s dead on the way to a top speed necessarily limited to 155mph. The sheer speed and tractability may take those with longer memories back to the days when Jaguars were the cars of choice for bank job getaway drivers. But even with a boot full of bullion, the police would need some quite serious hardware to keep up with an XJ, especially if it happened to be petrol-powered. While the 380bhp 5.0-litre V8 version is merely very fast, the 503bhp flagship supercharged SuperSports model is quite simply concussive, delivering sixty from rest in a Ferrari-like 4.7s. Yet this, a car that would nudge the best part of 200mph if the speed limiter were removed, rides on the same tyres and uses the same suspension as the entry-level diesel V6. In short, they're all this good. If you want to sharpen things still further on the curvy stuff, there's a 'Dynamic' setting as an alternative to the standard and 'winter' modes on the adaptive damping system, the options selectable via the JaguarDrive rotary knob that takes the place of a conventional gear lever. These modes adjust the suspension, throttle response, gearshift speeds, stability control settings and the active differential to produce the desired results. The gearbox itself is an electronically-controlled six-speed auto complete with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Everything then, points to Jaguar's desire for this to be seen as a real driver's car.
There's no doubt that this XJ is an outstanding technical achievement. But then the same can be said of many of its rivals. Where this Jaguar is different though, can be summed up in that one simple but very telling word 'character'. Rather than being merely a larger version of an existing model, this is a stand-alone design in its own right. As a result. it feels special in a way that German rivals struggle to match. More importantly, this car's unique selling points aren't only restricted to the way that it looks. Even if you don't agree with Designer Ian Callum's vision of the future of luxury motoring, you'll have to admit that the cabin is on another level from its rivals, even if it can't quite match them for space. And it offers the kind of involving driving experience you simply wouldn't expect from a car of this size. Bold and ferociously modern, this is a car you can bond with - and a luxury saloon that it's very difficult to ignore.
Jaguar's XJ is state of the art when it comes to luxury saloons. June Neary tries it
Technological master classes though they invariably are, some luxury saloons do come across as being a bit soulless. If I was going to spend £60,000 on a car like this, which is about as likely as Bill Gates spending 50 pence on one, I'd want something with character and a sense of occasion that I could drink in every time I opened the door. There are models that deliver on this count, of course, but they tend to occupy an even loftier price band. If any car can deliver the goods for vaguely sensible money, I'd bet on Jaguar's XJ. I loved the previous generation XJ, but despite my strong traditionalist tendencies, I did recognise that it looked a bit old hat next to fiercely modern rivals. The latest car could never be accused of that. Breaking away from the big Jaguar mould, it has a fresh design that still manages to retain that classic Jaguar feel. That's actually the essence of what they've tried to do with this car: mix the old and the new in an elegantly seamless way.
Older Jags with their wood and leather overload can seem stuffy by today's standards but the XJ updated the classic themes. The dark cabin on our test car sparkles with glints of chrome and there's a high-technology feel to the controls and the instruments which are actually digitally projected onto a screen in front of the driver. The classic natural materials are still in evidence, however, and overall I'd say the designers have done a fine job. This feels like the modern Jaguar. Many XJ owners will be reclining in the rear while an employee does the driving and it's a fine place to sit out a long journey. Vast legroom and plentiful headroom are laid on, while the fixtures and fittings have a real air of quality about them. Even the entry-level cars come generously equipped with twin sunroofs, leather trim, dual-zone climate control, electric front seat adjustment and a touch-screen control interface. The trademark Jaguar drive selector is also included on all models. This replaces a conventional gear stick and takes the form of a large rotary dial that rises out of the centre console when you turn the XJ on.
At the top of the XJ range are normally aspirated and supercharged versions of the Jaguar 5.0-litre V8, with 380bhp and 464bhp respectively. Plus Jaguar is also offering an XJ Supersport model with the supercharged engine upgraded to 503bhp. The diesel will inevitably be the most popular, however, and it's a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 with 271bhp. That's the model I tried. Even with this entry-level engine, there's a powerful surge of acceleration if you're bold with the throttle but what's most impressive is the refinement. The engine is barely audible at low speeds and there's only a slight grumble from the exhausts when you open it up fully. Wind and road noise are extremely well suppressed. The emphasis of the XJ is on comfort but it can hustle along and proves surprisingly nimble. The sharp steering is particularly helpful, making you forget you're piloting a five-metre luxury saloon.
There are short and long wheelbase versions of the XJ available, while trim levels run from Luxury to Premium Luxury and Portfolio, with the Supersport model at the top of the range. The car is priced to match up against rivals like the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S Class and Audi A8, so competition is fierce but the Jaguar appears to be well up to the task.
This is my kind of luxury car, traditional in some regards but with advanced technology bubbling under the surface. Trying to split the XJ from its rivals on performance, styling and quality isn't easy because all the cars at this level are superbly engineered but for my money, this Jaguar has a big edge over the competition. It's an edge I'd call a 'sense of occasion' and if you try this car, you'll see what I mean.
Mr Alan Garner - 05/08/2018, owner of a Jaguar XJ 3.0d V6 Portfolio Auto
User rating: 5/5
Mr Ronnie Oren - 27/05/2018, owner of a Jaguar XJ Premium Luxury V6 D Auto
User rating: 4.5/5
Mr Derek Sammons - 29/11/2017, owner of a Jaguar XJ R-Sport V6 D Auto
User rating: 5/5