2019 Jaguar XJ

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2019 Jaguar XJ Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Jaguar XJ has partially left its old classy outfit. It has great driving experience with stylish looks. The starting price of the car is $78,300 and it goes up to $122,400. The efficient price along with the powerful engine is a great positive for the car along with other mind-blowing features.

Rival to the Jaguar XJ are the luxury car trio of BMW 740i sedan, Audi A8, and Mercedes Benz S-450 sedan. It faces relatively tough competition from all of these cars in different aspects.

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Pros

Long Sweeping Design

Opulent Interiors

Fun to drive

Cons

Fuel economy

What's New?

Not much has updated since last years XJ. The new generation has been long under test.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$75400

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

119.4 in.

length

202 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

57.5 in.

curb weight

3891 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

15.2 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/27 mpg

highway range

569.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes


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Styles

 2019 Jaguar XJ in British Racing Green Metallic color  2019 Jaguar XJ in Corris Gray Metallic color  2019 Jaguar XJ in Farallon Black Premium Metallic color  2019 Jaguar XJ in Firenze Red Metallic color  2019 Jaguar XJ in Narvik Black color  2019 Jaguar XJ in Rossello Red Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jaguar XJ R-Sport

R-Sport

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$75,700 - $78,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R-Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $75,700 MSRP (18/21/27) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $78,600 MSRP (17/20/26) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar XJ XJL Portfolio

XJL Portfolio

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$84,800 - $87,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XJL Portfolio 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $84,800 MSRP (18/21/27) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
XJL Portfolio 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $87,700 MSRP (17/20/25) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar XJ XJ50

XJ50

power
470 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$87,800 - $99,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XJ50 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $87,800 MSRP (18/21/27) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
XJ50 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $90,700 MSRP (17/20/25) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
XJ50 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $99,600 MSRP (15/18/23) 470 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar XJ Supercharged

Supercharged

power
470 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$93,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Supercharged 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $93,300 MSRP (15/18/23) 470 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar XJ XJL Supercharged

XJL Supercharged

power
470 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$96,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XJL Supercharged 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $96,600 MSRP (15/18/23) 470 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

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6.8/10

Engine: 550 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L V-8

MPG: 18 combined

2019 Jaguar XF
7.8/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 28 combined

2019 Jaguar F-PACE diesel SUV
7.0/10

Engine: 180 hp @ 4000 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 29 combined

2019 Jaguar F-PACE
7.5/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 24 combined

2019 Jaguar I-PACE electric
8.1/10

MPG: 76 combined

2019 Jaguar E-PACE
7.9/10

Engine: 246 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 24 combined

2019 Jaguar XF Wagon
7.7/10

Engine: 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 34 combined

2019 Jaguar F-PACE SVR SUV
7.0/10

Engine: 550 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L V-8

MPG: 18 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 22, 2019


Jaguar XJ still retains that long hood long sweeping tail design and hasn’t changed since it has dropped in the luxury car scene. It has been needing a redesign and the new generation is already under tests. The existing model is still equipped well for pitching against the Teutonic Trio: BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

2019 Jaguar XJ Features

The new Jaguar XJ is available in 4 trims, all beautifully designed and packed with specialized features. The highest priced model has a Supercharged 'R': Suspension tune which totally adds to the sporty look of the car.

The XJ Supercharged has an addition with 20-inch alloy wheels. The XJL Supercharged has 3.0- liter Intercooled V-6 engine, with high power and a torque of 332lb-ft. The highest model, XJR575 has a 5.0-liter Intercooled V-8 premium engine which gives the car extreme power and swift speed.

Trims XJ R-Sport XJ Supercharged XJL Portfolio XJL Supercharged XJR575
MSRP (RWD) $75,400 - $84,500 - -
MSRP (AWD) $78,300 $93,000 $87,400 $96,300 $122,400
Key Features 19-inch alloy wheels Additional features to XJ R-Sport: 4.5-inch Extended wheelbase Additional features to XJL Portfolio: Additional features to XJL Supercharged:
  Adaptive and self-leveling suspension Front seat Massage Function Soft-grain quilted leather seats Supercharged tuned suspension \u2018R' Suspension Tune
  Adaptive LED Lights and High Beam Passenger seat Memory Electric rear window sunblind 20-inch wheels with performance tires Sports exhaust
  Auto-Dimming Mirrors Active differential   Active locking rear differential Front and rear sport style seats
  Panoramic Sunroof 20-inch Alloy wheels      
  Power Soft-Close doors        
  Heated and Ventilated Seats        

We Recommend

For the laid back back seat commutes go for the XJL and for the self driving pleasures get your hands on the XJ R-Sport.

2019 Jaguar XJ Engine

"You can have a 2019 Jaguar XJ in any flavor you like, so long as its supercharged. While the V-8 is fun, the base V-6 offers smooth, efficient performance." -The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The Jaguar XJ is powered by a 3.0-liter Supercharged V-6 engine which is the reason behind the sporty nature of the car. It covers the distance of 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds which is impressive and with a top speed of 186mph, the car is a dream for drivers. The 8-speed automatic engine is powered by 340hp. Getting this engine qualities at such a price is favorable. The engine features make Jaguar easier to drive on the highways.

Models

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

MSRP

$75,400

$83,100

$82,500

$89,900

Engine

3.0-liter Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

Engine

3.0-Liter TFSI 6-Cylinder

Engine

3.0-Liter V-6 Biturbo engine

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power

\xa0340hp

320 hp

333 hp

362 hp

Torque

\xa0332 lb.-ft

332 lb.-ft

325 lb.-ft

369 lb.-ft

Jaguar XJ faces tough competition from Mercedes Benz which has a 362hp engine. But the fact is that the Benz is $14,500 costlier than the Jaguar. Other cars like the BMW 740i Sedan and the Audi A8 are completely outclassed by Jaguar's engine.

Acceleration

The Jaguar XJ signifies excellence and flaw in every drive. It lives up to its sporty reputation with great acceleration and speed. As mentioned before, with a top speed of 186mph, Jaguar's engine provides it a license to go extreme. The highway drives on full-throttle are something which cannot be missed. The emission rate of CO2 is a little high than its competitors but price again plays an important role here.

Models

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.4 sec

5.5 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

14 sec

13.4 sec

13.8 sec

13.8 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4

7.4

8.1

8.1

The speed of Jaguar XJ is similar to that of its competitors. It lacks behind in CO2 emission rate with the BMW again beating the Jaguar. But after going to the other features, all these small issues are nowhere to be seen.

Braking

The Jaguar XJ has a good combination of front and rear brakes. According to its weight and the wheelbase, the braking system in Jaguar is just perfect for the drivers. High speed allows it to drop to 0mph just a little late than the other cars, but light-weight brakes give it a superb ride. The brakes weigh 3891lbs and the speed can come down from 60-0mph at a distance of 122 feet.

Model

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Brake Front(in)

14

17.7

15.0

13.2

Brake Rear(in)

12.8

14.5

14.0

11.8

Curb Weight(lbs)

3891

4195

4464

4630

60-0 MPH (ft.)

122

112

118

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The other competitors are also doing great in the brake department and there is nothing to be separated from them.

2019 Jaguar XJ Fuel Economy

The Jaguar XJ lacks behind a little in fuel economy section. Despite its bulky engine and 4.5-inch wheelbase, it gives an average fuel economy in both the cities and the highways. The drive experience is certainly great but the customers may have to empty some part of their pockets on the fuel.

Model

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

MPG (City)

18

21

19

19

MPG (Highway)

27

29

29

28

MPG (Combined)

21

24

22

22

Among the competitors, it is very close to Audi and Mercedes, while the BMW leads the line with the highest fuel economy among these great sedans.

2019 Jaguar XJ Interior

7.0/10

"The 2019 Jaguar XJ makes use of opulent materials, but a sloping roofline impacts rear headroom significantly." -The Car Connection

Interior Features

The interior design is a positive point for all XJ models of Jaguar. Housing jet-like air vents and a thin 12.3 film transistor instrument panel along with a low set dashboard gives it an all-round different look from that of old sedans. The XJ interior is stunning, but some detailing lacks solidity. The seats are comfortable up front and the back seats come with adjustable cushions which are a great asset for a long ride. The tremendous interior also contains:

  • Soft grain quilted leather seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Passenger Seat memory
  • Front seat massage system
  • Active and sporty seats
  • 10-inch center touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi enabled with 4G connection
  • Soft grain quilted leather seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Passenger Seat memory
  • Front seat massage system
  • Active and sporty seats
  • 10-inch center touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi enabled with 4G connection

Infotainment

There are not much but very essential new technical areas inside the Jaguar XJ. The 10-inch center screen has replaced the previous 8-inch screen, along with:

  • Heated and leveling suspension seats
  • Premium Rear Seat Package
  • Rear Seat Tables
  • USB and HDMI inputs for backseat
  • 26/speaker 1300-Watt Meridian Audio System
  • Heated and leveling suspension seats
  • Premium Rear Seat Package
  • Rear Seat Tables
  • USB and HDMI inputs for backseat
  • 26/speaker 1300-Watt Meridian Audio System

Seating and Comfort

Model

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

102

122.3

121.9

122.5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.5/57.6/41.5

39.9/59.2/41.4

37.2/59.1/41.4

39.7/59.7/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.2/56.6/38.9

38.9/57.7/44.4

39.1/57.8/42.9

37.4/59.1/34.1

The Jaguar XJ is a very spacious car. The interior and seating look like a comfortable room with all the luxurious features. The seating is leather quilted and comes with a massage system which is heaven for the customers. It has self-arranging seats, which can handle suspension. Also, the Premium Rear Seat Package offers great assets such as tables and massage systems for the rear seats too.

The volume inside Jaguar XJ is a little less than all the other sedans. This is understood as XJ has left behind the classy-sedan look and has adapted a sporty appearance in the market.

Cargo Volume

It should be kept in mind that the XJ is a smaller car than the BMW, Audi and the Mercedes in length and breadth. One great benefit even after that is the cargo volume.

Model

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Volume (ft cube)

15.2

18.2

14.2

16.3

The cargo of Jaguar is spacious and can hold a great deal of baggage. The longer cars like BMW and Mercedes-Benz have bigger cargos but the Jaguar still beats Audi, even after being a shorter car in length.

2019 Jaguar XJ Exterior

"The 2019 Jaguar XJ is more "old Jag" than new with sleek looks and a high-zoot cabin that whisper British luxury." -The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

The new XJ is light-weighted which allows it to move swiftly and turn swiftly too. It has a tremendous ground clearance of 6.3 inches which is unbeatable. Less length and more width gives it volume and comfort to the passengers. It has a wheelbase of 119.4 inches which is due to its small size in comparison of other sedans.

Model

Jaguar XJ

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Curb weight(lbs)

3891

4195

4464

4630

Length(in)

202

206.6

207.3

206.5

Width(in)

(w/o mirror)

74.8

74.9

76.7

74.8

Height(in)

57.5

58.2

57.9

58.7

Ground clearance(in)

6.3

5.8

4.9

5.0

Wheel base(in)

119.4

126.4

122.9

124.6

Track width(in) F/R

64/63.1

63.4/64.6

64.7/64.4

63/63.2

The other competitors have more length and a higher wheelbase. The BMW, for instance, has a great wheelbase of 126.4 inches. This gives a tough competition to the Jaguar in the market.

Exterior Features

The stylish exterior and sleek looks make Jaguar a car to be preserved for the eyes. The sporty adaptation has given an overall change to the exterior. Some great exterior features are as follows:

  • Adaptive LED lights and high beam
  • Adaptive Dampers
  • Rear air suspension
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rear-cross traffic alerts
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Adaptive LED lights and high beam
  • Adaptive Dampers
  • Rear air suspension
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rear-cross traffic alerts
  • Front and rear park assist

2019 Jaguar XJ Safety

For the makers of the Jaguar, safety is the primary concern. The producers have added numerous features to make the Jaguar XJ a safe machine. It is a blend of an aggressive speed and exterior with a classy interior with myriad innovations. The Jaguar perfectly sets a paragon for the new brand sedans. It has great safety features installed in it which makes it a safe car for the passengers.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • In Control Protect Emergency Sos
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensions
  • Back-Up Camera

2019 Jaguar XJ Competition

BMW 740i Sedan

The BMW forms a perfect and the toughest competitor for the Jaguar. It is a bigger sedan with greater wheelbase, fuel economy and acceleration.

Even after that, it cannot beat the Jaguar on the most effective basis of engine. BMW's engine is 320hp as compared to Jaguar's 340hp. A better ground clearance gives Jaguar another superiority over the BMW. The better price plays a key role too.

Audi A8 L

The Audi A8 L proves to be of no match of the Jaguar. Better engine, speed, ground clearance, cargo volume and better price helps the Jaguar to completely outclass the Audi.

Mercedes-Benz S 450

The Mercedes has a better engine than the Jaguar, but its big size and heavy installments make it a bulky car in comparison of the swiftness and acceleration of the Jaguar. The Mercedes is a good classy sedan, but Jaguar combines both sporty and classy.

2019 Jaguar XJ Final Verdict

Jaguar XJ have amassed a collection of best cars. The beautiful and building blocks of style are in this car. It has changed our mindset for sedans in a better way. The technologically advanced interiors look like the parts have been borrowed from a jewelry box. The paradigm of excellence combined with a non-reprehensible style makes Jaguar XJ a great model for every sedan lover in the country. The efficiency of the car on the road is spell bounding and this magical touch definitely makes Jaguar a giant in the car market.