2014 Jaguar XJ

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$22,046–$46,350 Inventory Prices
(4.6) 5 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2014 Jaguar XJ. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    340-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2014 Jaguar XJ exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Jaguar XJ

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 S...
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

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Extreme fun and comfort. Elegant chaos.

by WCG1 from Riverside, CA on June 30, 2018

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 ... Read full review

(5.0)

Love this car

by FArzSyd from sherman oaks, ca on May 21, 2017

so far a week, love the drive, love the style, turning heads, reliability and maintenance to be updated Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Jaguar XJ currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Jaguar XJ has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jaguar

Program Benefits

Rigorous 165-Point Inspection, Transferable Warranty, Roadside Assistance, No Deductible, Vehicle History Report, Trip Interruption Benefits

  • Limited Warranty

    Up to 7 Years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date (no deductible), whichever comes first
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 165 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XJ received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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