2018 Jaguar XJ

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in Midsize sedans
2018 MODEL

$75,400 - $122,400

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Detailed Review

With its majestic design which signifies luxury and comfort, the Jaguar XJ stands out in the market of sedans. It is lightweight and holds a sporty appearance. The superb performance of the car is the perfect example of its progress in the segment.

The 2018 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.

The Jaguar is a worthy rival to 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.


7.9/10
Features

 

7.6/10
Engine

 

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.4/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 2018 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 attractive price along with the powerful engine is a great positive for the car along with other mind-blowing features.

2018 Jaguar XJ Features

7.9/10

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
Features
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive and self-leveling suspension
  • Adaptive LED Lights
  • Auto-Dimming Mirrors
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Soft-Close doors
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • 20-inch Alloy wheels
  • Front seat Massage Function
  • Passenger seat Memory
  • Active differential
  • 4.5-inch Extended wheelbase
  • Soft-grain quilted leather seats
  • Electric rear window sunblind
  • Supercharged tuned suspension
  • Active locking rear differential
  • 20-inch wheels with performance tires
  • ‘R’ Suspension Tune
  • Sports exhaust
  • Front and rear sport style seats

2018 Jaguar XJ Engine

7.6/10

“It’s not top-of-the-class, but the Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD is thoroughly competent, and it has the driving characteristics of a much smaller car. If the 3.0-liter V6 doesn’t light your fire, the XJL Supercharged V8 or the top-dog XJR provides much more power in similar packages.”- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The Jaguar XJ is powered by a 3.0-liter Supercharged Unleaded 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.

Model 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   340hp 320 hp 333 hp 362 hp
Torque   332 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
Emissions (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 ——-

The other competitors also post nearly the same figures in the braking department, so there is much to be excited about. The BMW though is clearly the champion here.

2018 Jaguar XJ Fuel Economy

6.5/10

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.

2018 Jaguar XJ Interior

6.4/10

“Rated from the back seat alone, the XJL’s interior would be excellent, but ergonomic woes affect its score. The premium rear-seat package — which includes power seats, dual 10-inch screens, laptop tables, electric shades and winged headrests — adds considerable luxury points.”- Edmunds

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

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

Seating and Comfort

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.

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

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. 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.

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

2018 Jaguar XJ Exterior

7.6/10

“This car has presence. Fashion comes and goes, but style is forever, and the Jag’s athletically tasteful curves and understated elegance will prove timeless.”- Kelley Blue Book

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 give it volume and comfort to the passengers. It has a wheelbase of 119.4 inches which is due to its small size in comparison to 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
Wheelbase(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. The new LED headlamps give the sedan a Sharp Look and adds to the visibility of the Car. Some other standout 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

2018 Jaguar XJ Safety

The IIHS and NHTSA have not performed crash tests on the Jaguar XJ

Safety Features

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

2018 Jaguar XJ Competition

BMW 740i Sedan VS Jaguar XJ

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 the 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 VS Jaguar XJ

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 sedan VS Jaguar XJ

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.

2018 Jaguar XJ Final Verdict

The makers of 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.

Pros

Thrilling Supercharged V6

Plush interiors

Comfortable and hushed ride

Responsive Steering and Handling

Cons

Poor fuel economy

Less cargo volume and space

What's New?

4.5 inch extended wheelbase

20 speaker\/825-Watt meridian speaker

All-Surface Progress Control

4G connectivity with cabin Wi-Fi


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$75400

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu. in.

horsepower

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.8 in. four-wheel disc brakes, ventilated disc brakes/12.8 in.four-wheel disc brakes, ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

119.4 in.

length

202 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

57.5 in.

curb weight

3891 lbs.

ground clearance

6.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

15.2 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/27 mpg

highway range

585.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Jaguar XJ in Indus Silver Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XJ in Yulong White Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XJ in Fuji White color  2018 Jaguar XJ in Corris Gray Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XJ in British Racing Green Metallic color
Indus Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.9

Engine

7.6

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

6.4

Exterior

7.6

Comfort

7.9

Driving

7.4

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Jaguar XJ R-Sport

R-Sport

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

$75,400 - $78,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R-Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $75,400 MSRP (18/21/27) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $78,300 MSRP (17/20/26) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2018 Jaguar XJ XJL Portfolio

XJL Portfolio

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

$84,500 - $87,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XJL Portfolio 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $84,500 MSRP (18/21/27) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
XJL Portfolio 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $87,400 MSRP (17/20/25) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2018 Jaguar XJ Supercharged

Supercharged

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

$93,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Supercharged 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $93,000 MSRP (15/18/23) 470 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA

 2018 Jaguar XJ XJL Supercharged

XJL Supercharged

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

$96,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XJL Supercharged 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $96,300 MSRP (15/18/23) 470 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA

 2018 Jaguar XJ XJR575

XJR575

power
575 hp @ 6250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$122,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XJR575 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $122,400 MSRP (15/18/23) 575 hp @ 6250 rpm, 5 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA