2014 Jaguar XJ

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$74,200

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2014 Jaguar XJ

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Steering and handling
  • Well-appointed cabin
  • Brakes
  • Opulent luxury options

The bad:

  • Some low-quality interior aspects
  • Ride is a bit firm for some
  • Rear sightlines

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New XJR model with 550-hp V-8
  • New entertainment and comfort features
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Regular- or extended-length versions

2014 Jaguar XJ review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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 five inches of extra rear legroom. The XJ competes in the full-size luxury class with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
New for 2014
A high-performance XJR model replaces the XJ Supersport and is powered by a 550-horsepower, supercharged V-8 engine. The normally aspirated V-8 engine has been dropped.


Other changes include standard soft-close doors, enhancements to the available front-seat massage feature and a newly available 26-speaker Meridian premium stereo. The stereo uses microphones to amplify passengers’ voices to make conversation in the car easier. A new rear-seat entertainment system and new reclining, massaging rear seats are also available.

Exterior Highlights

  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust
  • Power trunk lid
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights; adaptive headlights available

Interior Highlights

  • Long-wheelbase models offer 5 more inches of backseat legroom
  • JaguarDrive gear selector motors up from the center console
  • Virtual gauges on a 12.3-inch instrument-panel screen¬†
  • Leather-covered dashboard
  • Meridian premium stereo
  • Navigation system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Available carbon fiber trim
  • Available heated and cooled front and rear seats

Under the Hood

  • 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 470-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 (XJ Supercharged)
  • Available 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 (XJR)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • JaguarDrive Control with Winter and Dynamic modes
  • Rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive available with supercharged V-6¬†
  • Suspension varies firmness as conditions dictate

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Front and rear parking sensors and backup camera
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.1

Beautiful Car

The vehicle is beautiful and is a very smooth ride. I purchased a warranty because repairs are costly. Overall it is a very nice smooth ride.

5.0

still get compliments everywhere i go

cars been awesome to drive. lots of power but so smooth. owned the big Lexus, Mercedes and others but, none ever got the attention this one did. still looks like brand new ones and style has not faded. Bought few years used. let others take the depreciation hit. no problems at all.

4.9

Extreme fun and comfort. Elegant chaos.

Most fun car I've had since my 85 Vette. Beautiful design that gets tons of attention. Elegant interior reeks of style and class. Unexpected performance from the 3.0 Supercharged engine that will leave others in your dust. I have put over 60,000 miles on the car and have not had any maintenance issues. Overall I could not rate this car any higher. Love it!

See all 7 consumer reviews

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