2016 Jaguar XJ

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$42,974–$68,354 Inventory Prices
(4.2) 5 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 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
  • 5-year/60,000-mile warranty and scheduled maintenance

The Bad

  • Rear sightlines
  • Jumpy-feeling all-wheel drive
  • Unrefined stop-start technology
2016 Jaguar XJ exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Jaguar XJ

  • Revised front styling
  • LED headlights standard
  • Aluminum, full-size luxury sedan
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Supercharged V-6 or V-8 power
  • Regular- and extended-length versions

2016 Jaguar XJ Road Test

Kelsey Mays

The Verdict: The 2016 Jaguar XJ is stylish, dynamic and an unexpected value in its class, especially considering Jaguar’s excellent warranty. But the sedan’s tendency for glitches might put that warranty to good use.

Versus the competition: The XJ prioritizes performance over isolation, a sure turnoff for anyone who prefers the coddling comforts of certain top-shelf sedans. It lacks the technological opulence that others boast, too — but before Jaguar makes that leap, it needs to iron out a few bugs with its existing tech.

The XJ comes in regular or extended wheelbases with rear- or all-wheel drive, which you can compare here. Jaguar tweaked the XJ’s styling and updated its multimedia system for 2016; compare it with the 2015 XJ here. Engines range from a supercharged V-6 to two supercharged V-8s. We drove an extended-length XJ with the lesser of the V-8s. (That’s a comparative adjective only; this sedan still hauls.)
Exterior & Styling
Refreshed with new headlights and a reshaped lower bumper with new brightwork, the XJ remains a sharp-looking sedan, at least from the nose. Jaguar changed little in back — a missed opportunity, as the rest of the brand’s lineup has some variation of the F-Type roadster’s athletic taillights. The XJ’s tail retains its bulbous shape and drooping lights. Taken as a whole, they make even the largest available wheels (20-inchers) look undersized.

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


nice car but hard to enter and exit. no trunk

by Stan R from Naples, FL on December 11, 2017

Was a fun car to drive. Comfortable once you got in but hard to get in and out of. Trunk was a joke. Read full review


Too Glitchy! Outdated electronics!

by BobD from San Diego, CA on November 28, 2017

I have now had my 2016 XJL Potfolio for 1 year. I love the looks of the car and it’s driving performance and luxury. However the infotainment system is years behind Merecedes, Audi, and BMW. I had an ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 Jaguar XJ currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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