CARS.COM — Jaguar’s flagship sedan returns for 2016 with a larger grille, revised bumper, and full-LED headlights and daytime running lights. Inside the XJ also gets revised multimedia controls, a new instrument cluster and more driver-assist features such as semi-automatic parking. It’s just too bad those newfangled features didn’t include fully automatic car-seat installation as the long-wheelbase Supercharged version of this high-luxury five-seater — which starts around $93,000 with a destination charge — treats child seats like a luxury it can barely afford.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- Both the infant seat and rear-facing convertible had ample room; we did not need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate it.
- Our booster seat fit well on the wide seat bottom cushion. The outboard seat belt buckles are on stable bases so it should be easy enough for kids to strap themselves in.
What We Don’t Like
- The two sets of lower Latch anchors sit about an inch into the seat bight behind stiff leather cushions. We were unable to connect to the anchor with the convertible’s rigid connectors. Instead, we installed the convertible seat, in both the rear- and forward-facing positions, with the seat belt. However, the tether strap connected easily to the top tether anchor (of which there are three on the rear shelf, just behind the head restraints) in forward-facing mode.
- Although we were able to connect our infant seat’s thinner, hooklike connectors to the Latch anchors, the install was difficult due to the stiff leather seat cushions.