2016 Jaguar XJChange Vehicle
of the 2016 Jaguar XJ base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Steering and handling
- Well-appointed cabin
- Opulent luxury options
- 5-year/60,000-mile warranty and scheduled maintenance
- Rear sightlines
- Jumpy-feeling all-wheel drive
- Unrefined stop-start technology
- 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
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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nice car but hard to enter and exit. no trunk
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 Outdated electronics!
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