2018 Jaguar XJ

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Key Specs

of the 2018 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

  • Rear sight lines
  • Jumpy-feeling all-wheel drive
  • Unrefined engine stop-start technology

Notable Features of the 2018 Jaguar XJ

  • New performance-oriented XJR575 version
  • 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

2018 Jaguar XJ Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Jaguar’s flagship sedan, the XJ, has exterior and interior design cues in the style of the XF sedan and is made mainly of aluminum. The long-wheelbase XJL has 5 inches of extra rear legroom. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive and a supercharged V-6 or V-8, the XJ competes in the full-size luxury class with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

New for 2018

A new XJR575 performance model features unique styling cues and a 575-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine.


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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Jaguar XJ currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Jaguar XJ has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    165-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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