The 2014 Jaguar XJ is a decidedly British luxury sedan (notwithstanding the Indian ownership of Tata Motors). The lavish interior is full of premium touches and amenities, while the exterior is oh-so classy. Moreover, driving feels sporty thanks in large part to a selection of muscular engines.
Most people would be proud to have a Jaguar XJ in their driveway, even with a few interior issues like a complicated array of controls or concerns about reliability (despite the recent improvements).
2014 Jaguar XJ Price:
There are five models to choose from including the XJ, XJL Portfolio, XJ/XJL Supercharged, XJ/XJL Supersport, and XJR. Prices range from $88,000 to $136,000 to start.
2014 Jaguar XJ Fuel Economy:
With powertrain options that start at 340 horsepower, expect to burn at least 8.1L/100km on the highway and up to 16.9L/100km in the city.
Improvements and Changes:
This year sees the addition of a high-performance XJR model in the lineup.
2014 Jaguar XJ Powertrain:
The base V6 engine is a 3.0L supercharged unit producing 340 horsepower. Then there's a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 rated at 385 horsepower. With the help of a supercharger, the same engine puts out anywhere between 470-550 horsepower. All are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, but only the V6 offers all-wheel drive as an option.
With 430 litres of trunk space, the 2014 Jaguar XJ sits in the middle of the pack.
XJ occupants can relax knowing they are protected by a full suite of airbags, sophisticated brakes, stability and traction control, adaptive cruise control, as well as a blind spot monitoring system.
Comparing the 2014 Jaguar XJ:
Rivals of the XJ include the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, Maserati Quattroporte, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.