2000 Jaguar XJ8

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2000 Jaguar XJ8

Key specs

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3 trims

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  • Vanden Plas

  • Base


  • L


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2000 Jaguar XJ8 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
All models in Jaguar’s XJ Series gain depowered front airbags and rain-sensing windshield wipers, and all-speed traction control is now standard across the board. Previously, traction control was standard only on top-rung models in the XJ range, Jaguar’s largest, most expensive sedans. Also new for 2000 is an optional satellite-based navigation system.The XJ Series was redesigned for 1995 and is expected to continue in present form until at least 2002. Among rivals are the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series sedans, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class sedans, Lexus LS400 and Infiniti Q45.

The rear-drive XJ Series comes in two sizes, both with the same styling marked by a long, low profile, four round headlamps and signature Jaguar grille. The base XJ8 and XJR models ride a 113-inch wheelbase and are 198 inches long. The wheelbase and overall length are stretched 4.9 inches on the XJ8 L and Vanden Plas models.

All models have high-grade leather, generous amounts of wood trim and a full load of comfort and convenience features. Most of the extra 4.9 inches on long-wheelbase models shows up in the rear seat, which is huge compared to the standard-size XJs. Adults have room to cross their legs, and the wider rear doors improve entry and exit.Cargo volume, however, is a skimpy 13 cubic feet on all models; the trunk has too little room to carry anything sizeable.

Under the Hood
All versions come with Jaguar’s 4.0-liter V-8 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. On the XJ8, XJ8 L and Vanden Plas, horsepower is 290. On the sporty XJR and Vanden Plas Supercharged models horsepower jumps to 370 from the addition of a supercharger.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews


World class luxury

There’s just something about it when you sit down and the leather seats adjust to your settings. I bought my 2000 Vanden Plas about a year and a half ago at 150k miles. After putting on 29k miles I am still in love with this car. The car is fast, but it’s so nice that you feel comfortable just enjoying a slow ride. Don’t be afraid of this car. I have made small repairs, alternator, plugs and coils, radiator, battery…. but nothing major. And with the availability of used OEM parts from national salvage networks and the support of the Jaguar community on the forums this car is an exceptional value at about 3k if you can find one. I’m buying a 2001 XJ this week…just a wonderful driving experience.


Love my XJ8L

This is my second XJ8, 1st XJ8 is a 1998 I still have it , I bought it 12 years ago used. I drive it everyday, I have 204,000 miles on it. I loved it so much I bought another, it is a 2000 XJ8L with 36,000 miles on it .Its beautiful, I suspect it will be with me for years to come. Love the XJ8


Jaguar XJ8 2000

I've owned a XJ8 2000 for a number of years. I had to put new starter coils on both side. Just put a alternator and new battery. The car is 22years old. I love it, can't part with it.

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