• (4.8) 20 reviews
  • Available Prices: $16,263–$32,375
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Jaguar XJ

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Jaguar XJ

What We Don't Like

  • Mixed reviews on rear styling

Notable Features

  • Choice of three V-8 engines
  • Standard panoramic glass roof
  • Long-wheelbase XJL model
  • Lightweight aluminum body

2011 Jaguar XJ Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Jaguar redesigned its flagship sedan, the XJ, for the 2010 model year, giving it an exterior and interior design in the style of the XF sedan, along with the new engines. The XJ competes in the full-size luxury class along with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The 2010 XJ comes in four models: XJ, XJL (long wheelbase), Supercharged and Supersport. Supersport models are available by special order only.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes.

Jaguar has finally given tradition a rest, abandoning the classic four-headlight front-end design that dates back decades — and that had long appeared unchanged to the untrained eye despite a complete redesign in 2004. The nose is a more balanced execution of the XF's prominent mesh grille and sculpted headlight clusters. The hood is dramatically domed and creased, an apparent trend across the market.

Viewed from the rear, the XJ would be indistinguishable as a Jaguar were it not for the large and perfectly centered chrome "leaper" emblem. The taillights look like someone grabbed a Bentley by the tail and stretched it vertically. The car looks coupe-like in profile, with a gradually sloping roofline, high rear deck and high belt line. It's more Mercedes-Benz CLS than 2009 XJ. A notable feature is the blacked-out C-pillars (the pillars that flank the rear window). They give a floating-roof look that's drawn mixed reviews.

Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Optional adaptive headlights

The interior also got the full XF treatment, with a more modern design, piano-black and chrome surfaces, the JaguarDrive gear selector that motors up from the center console, and virtual gauges on a 12.3-inch display. Though the tech is high, the gauges still appear as classic analog, though different instruments can be emphasized based on conditions. It's a mix of old and new, which the interior as a whole attempts to accomplish with familiar rich leather, as well as wood trim that runs in a continuous line from the door panels across the top of the dashboard. Interior features include:

  • Standard panoramic glass roof
  • XJL models offer 5 more inches of backseat legroom
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Standard leather-covered dashboard
  • Standard heated and ventilated front seats
  • Optional ventilated rear seats
  • Optional carbon fiber dash and door insert

Under the Hood
Though the XJ shares its direct-injection power plants and six-speed automatic transmission with the XF, Jaguar says the larger XJ's swift sprints come courtesy of a similar aerodynamic drag coefficient and lightweight aluminum construction. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 385 horsepower
  • Supercharged  5.0-liter engines make 470 hp in the Supercharged trim level and 510 hp in the Supersport
  • Standard air-spring suspension that varies firmness as conditions dictate

Safety features include:

  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard front seat belts that cinch up under heavy braking or aggressive cornering

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 20 reviews

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Dependable and best car I ever brought

by Christopher Rouse from on September 28, 2017

This car was brought for my 40th birthday and only had 12,000 miles on it! Now I only gave 43k , it's the best car I every buy! Sweet, nice, and sexy!!

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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.

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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).

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