• (4.5) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,327$42,179
  • 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
2012 Jaguar XJ

Our Take on the 2012 Jaguar XJ

Jaguar's flagship sedan, the five-seat XJ, has exterior and interior design cues in the style of the XF sedan. The long-wheelbase XJL has 5 inches of extra rear legroom. The XJ competes in the full-size luxury class along with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Clas... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride is a bit firm for some
  • Some low-quality interior aspects
  • Poor reliability history
  • Low roofline complicates backseat entry
  • Plastic-looking grille
  • All-wheel drive not offered

Notable Features

  • New interior features for 2012
  • Choice of three V-8 engines
  • Standard panoramic glass roof
  • Long-wheelbase XJL model with available reclining rear seats
  • Lightweight aluminum body
  • 19- or 20-inch wheels

2012 Jaguar XJ Reviews

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You know you're in an impressive vehicle when a foursome of men on a Vail, Colo., golf course stop and stare as you drive by, with one of them even stopping himself mid-swing to carry out his ogling. Their swooning was undoubtedly for the 2012 Jaguar XJL Supercharged. I couldn't help but smirk as they gawked because while this is a car of great aesthetic appeal, the real pleasure is... Read full review for the 2012 Jaguar XJ

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Jaguar XJ SuperSport 2011-2012 same!

by Pa.Bill from Gettysburg Pa. on February 29, 2012

I have the 2011 XJ supersport. I just compared it to the 2012. Same car. I have driven 10,000 since I picked it up in July and feel its under rated especially when it comes to power and handling. For ... Read Full Review

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2012 Jaguar XJ Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Jaguar XJ.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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