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Pros: The lavish interior of the Jaguar XJ 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. 

Cons: While this is a stunning vehicle inside and out, it’s starting to age with the recent introduction of the stunning F-Type and new XE as its siblings, now outshining it. 

2015 Jaguar XJ Price and Fuel Economy: There are three models available in the Jaguar XJ lineup, and each is offered in a short wheelbase (SWB) and long wheelbase (LWB) format. So, essentially there are six prices to gander at. And they are as follows: 

  • 2015 Jaguar XJ AWD (SWB) $89,490 
  • 2015 Jaguar XJ Supercharged (SWB) $102,990
  • 2015 Jaguar XJR (SWB) $119,990 
  • 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD (LWB) $96,490 
  • 2015 Jaguar XJL Supercharged (LWB) $105,990 
  • 2015 Jaguar XJR (LWB) $122,990 

With three powertrain options, the fuel economy numbers range from 14.6L/100km in the city to 15.8L/100km. And on the highway, those numbers vary from 6.6L/100km to 10.2L/100km. 

Improvements and Changes: For 2015, the Jaguar XJ received no major improvements or changes. 

Powertrain: The base V6 engine is a 3.0L supercharged unit producing 340 horsepower. Then there's a supercharged 5.0L V8 rated at 470 horsepower in the XJ Supercharged and XJL Supercharged. That same 5.0L V8 puts out 550 horsepower in the R versions. All are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, and only the V6 offers all-wheel drive as an option.

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Jaguar XJ offers up 520 litres of trunk space. 

Safety: 2015 Jaguar 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 2015 Jaguar XJ: Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz S-Class.