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  • MSRP: $8,756$24,168
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-20
  • Engine: 400-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Jaguar XJ

Our Take on the 2008 Jaguar XJ

Faced with a growing number of hard-charging rivals, Jaguar's stately XJ flagship undergoes a handful of revisions to stay competitive for 2008. The struggling Ford subsidiary says the XJ's modified front styling asserts a "purposeful appearance," but it isn't nearly as expressive ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Reliability potential
  • Body lean in curves
  • Control layout
  • Somewhat dated cabin

Notable Features

  • Slightly restyled for 2008
  • Regular or extended length
  • Standard V-8
  • Available 400-hp supercharged V-8
  • Standard six-speed automatic

2008 Jaguar XJ Reviews Expert Reviews

XJ Mixes Beauty and Brawn in its Super V8Overview There are cars that announce who their driver is before she even steps out the doorway. The 2008 Jaguar XJ Super V8 is one of those cars. You know which one I'm talking about; it's the model you see in your mind when you think of a Jag, and it's beautiful.However, due to the Jaguar's reputation and presence, you should probab... Read full review for the 2008 Jaguar XJ

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2008 Jaguar XJ Safety Ratings

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Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Jaguar XJ.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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