Used Jaguar XJ Saloon (2003 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Aug 2013
4
The XJ has been a success in the UK, but its traditional styling has struggled to win Jaguar new customers. The paradox of the XJ - a very modern car with traditional styling - has been tempered slightly with changes in 2007.
Jaguar XJ Saloon (03-09)
Strong performance, hi-tech aluminium body, class leading diesel, supremely comfortable
Traditional styling unappealing to younger drivers

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The XJ has been a success in the UK, but its traditional styling has struggled to win Jaguar new customers. The paradox of the XJ - a very modern car with traditional styling - has been tempered slightly with changes in 2007. While the revised exterior styling doesn't spectacularly transform the appearance of the car, it does seem to make it a little more imposing at the front.

The modifications are light in terms of engineering changes, but they do offer improved comfort with redesigned seats and improved rear leg room. Only one diesel is available, but it's an excellent 2.7-litre V6 that is also used in the S-Type and XF.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 This car is designed for crossing continents. To American drivers, it's 3 litre V6 might look paltry, but the aluminium body of this car means that the (admittedly Ford designed) V6 can propel it way...  

5 out of 5

Gary Lawless ,   26 Feb 2016    ... read more

 Sitting in the back, the leg room is great even with the front seats all the way back.  

3 out of 5

Shawn Zaman ,   04 Nov 2015    ... read more

 Large fuel tank means there are less trips to the fuel station. The boot is a good size as long as you don't carry any tall items, it's a bit shallow.  

5 out of 5

Ken Hosoya ,   22 Oct 2013    ... read more

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