Jaguar XJ

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The Jaguar XJ is one of Jaguar’s longest serving saloon cars and was first launched back in 1968 and was dubbed the Jaguar XJ Series 1. It set the trend the Jaguar XJ would follow throughout its life as a premium flag ship saloon of the British company’s car range.

  • Jaguar XJ Saloon (10-19)
  • Jaguar XJ Saloon (03-09)
  • Jaguar XJ Saloon (94-03)

The Jaguar XJ is one of Jaguar’s longest serving saloon cars and was first launched back in 1968 and was dubbed the Jaguar XJ Series 1. It set the trend the Jaguar XJ would follow throughout its life as a premium flag ship saloon of the British company’s car range.

It also built an upmarket model called the Daimler Sovereign that was launched in the same year and featured power-assisted steering and leather interior as standard.

The latest version of Jaguar XJ, first launched in 2010, takes on other premium cars that aim to demonstrate the very best in technology, safety and sheer luxury motoring. So it goes toe-to-toe with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (often seen as the benchmark in this class), Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS.

The British company has sought to make its version stand out from the crowd with a very distinctive design that gives it a very modern look. Inside it is very well appointed and certainly feels like it is an upmarket car thanks to panoramic sunroof, leather steering wheel, touch screen sat nav and electrically adjustable and heated front seats on the entry level model.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Jaguar XJ XJR 2013 - 2017

3.5 out of 5
Jaguar XJ XJR 2013 - 2017

New price range:
£91,190 - £92,425

Used price range:
£14,535 - £42,473

  • Fast in a straight line
  • Great engine sound
  • Sumptuous luxury
  • Expensive
  • Boot not huge
  • Driving/passenger conundrum

Jaguar XJ Saloon 2003 - 2009

4 out of 5
Jaguar XJ Saloon 2003 - 2009

New price range:
£39,970 - £75,040

Used price range:
£1,383 - £9,575

Strong performance, hi-tech aluminium body, class leading diesel, supremely comfortable
Traditional styling unappealing to younger drivers

Jaguar XJ Saloon 2010 - 2019

4.5 out of 5
Jaguar XJ Saloon 2010 - 2019

New price range:
£54,975 - £121,055

Used price range:
£6,271 - £54,145

Daring and unique styling both inside and out, supremely refined, available as a long wheelbase, muscular performance, agile handling
Steering lacks some feel, rear headroom could be better

Jaguar XJ Competitors

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Audi A8

Audi A8

BMW 7-Series

BMW 7-Series