- Mileage: 1693
- Transmission: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Engine Size: 3.0
- Interior Colour: Beige leather
- Exterior Colour: Gold
- Body Style: Saloon
- Seats: 5
- Reg date: 2013/4
- HDD Navigation System with touch-screen and traffic message channel,
- Softgrain leather upholstery,
- Electric panoramic sunroof with electric sunblind,
- Headlamps - Xenon, with washers & Front LED Signature lights,
- Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming,
- Cruise control,
- Front Parking Aid,
- Rear parking aid with visual display,
- Reversing camera,
- Radio + MP3 compatible CD/DVD player with hard drive,
- 20" Kasuga alloy wheels,
- Media interface,
- Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation,
- Air conditioning with 4 zone climate control,
- Front passenger seat memory,
- DAB digital radio module,
- Trac DSC (Dynamic Stability Control with 3 setting levels),
- Tyre pressure monitoring system,
- Keyless entry,
- 3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel,
- Electric adjustable door mirrors,
- Heated door mirrors,
- 4 way adjustable front seat lumbar support,
- Front seats with lumbar support,
- Jaguar Voice front
- Engine Power 340 bhp
- Acceleration (0-62mph) 5.7 seconds
- CO2 Rating (g/km) 224 g/km
- Average MPG 30 mpg
- Boot capacity 520 litres
What car says:
There are two supercharged petrol engines – a 335bhp 3.0 V6 and a 503bhp 5.0 V8. Both make the XJ seriously quick, however the 3.0 V6 diesel is a much better buy. It’s still capable of hauling the XJ to 60mph in just 6.0 seconds, and its meaty torque reserves means it’s more relaxing to drive than either of the petrols.
The XJ is lighter than other luxury saloons, so it’s remarkably agile. It’s also easy to place the car with pinpoint precision thanks to the car’s accurate steering – you’ll quickly forget you’re driving something well over five metres long. The drawback of this sporty setup is a firm low-speed ride. If comfort is your top priority, you’re better off with a Mercedes S-Class.
There’s some gentle chatter from the diesel engine at idle, but even when you accelerate hard, there’s barely more than a low grumble from the twin exhaust pipes. Once it's settled into a cruise, only the lower numbers on the rev counter mark it out from the petrol-engined cars, which are also silky smooth. However, the XJ does kick up a bit more road noise than a Mercedes S-Class, so it’s not as hushed on the motorway.
The XJ is cheaper than a Mercedes S-Class, but is pricier than an equivalent Audi A8. Resale values are predicted to be better than both those cars, though. The diesel model can manage a healthy 47mpg, but you’ll need to be an oil baron if you plan to use either of the supercharged petrol cars in anger – even when you’re stroking it around, you’ll be lucky to better 20mpg.
Interior quality isn’t quite up there with a Mercedes S-Class or an Audi A8, but most of the materials are still very swanky and everything feels solidly constructed. The XJ is built almost entirely of aluminium, so rust is never going to be a problem. Mechanical reliability shouldn’t be, either – the XJ itself didn’t feature in the most recent JD Power ownership satisfaction survey, but the mechanically similar XF achieved an ‘excellent’ score.
Unsurprisingly, the XJ comes with all the latest electronic driver aids, and all occupants are protected by a multitude of airbags. On top of that, the bonnet is sprung-loaded to help protect pedestrians in the event of a collision. There’s no shortage of security deterrents, either, so the light-fingered fraternity would do well to look elsewhere.
All XJs are lavishly equipped, with leather-trimmed, electric front seats, dual-zone climate control, twin glass sunroofs and a touch-screen infotainment system. Even so, there are still lots of additional toys to choose from, including a 20-speaker Meridian stereo upgrade and a rear-seat multimedia package that features two 8-inch LCD screens and touch-screen remote control.
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