• (4.6) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $625–$8,273
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19-20
  • Engine: 290-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Jaguar XJ8

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2001 Jaguar XJ8 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The XJ Series is Jaguar’s larger, more expensive line of sedans, rivaling the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and other high-end models in price and prestige.

For 2001, the XJ range gets several new standard features, including two shared with other Jaguar models: reverse parking control and free scheduled maintenance for the four-year/50,000-mile warranty period. With reverse parking control, sensors in the rear bumper detect when the car is close to hitting another object and an audible warning sounds.



Exterior
The rear-drive XJ Series comes in two sizes, both with the same styling marked by a long, low profile, four round headlights and the 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.



Interior
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 fore and aft to carry anything sizable.



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 models, horsepower is 290. On the sporty XJR and Vanden Plas Supercharged models, horsepower jumps to 370 from the addition of a supercharger.

Traction control and antilock brakes are standard on all models.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

4.6

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My gift becomes a headache

by Deception from Orlando, FL on November 9, 2017

This Jaguar is a beautiful car. Runs great. There were some cosmetic things that the dealer should take care of them, there's a monster woman there that after you buy the car, will make your life mis... Read Full Review

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4 Trims Available

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2001 Jaguar XJ8 Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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