Best Bet
(4.8) 6 reviews
MSRP: $1,667$15,647
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 20-23
Engine: 390-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Jaguar XJ8

Our Take on the 2005 Jaguar XJ8

Our Take

Redesigned for 2004, the seventh generation of Jaguar's rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan was longer, taller and wider and used a longer wheelbase than its predecessor. The new XJ delivered greater headroom, legroom and shoulder space.New aluminum-intensive construction promised high strength, r... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Body lean in curves
  • Control layout

Notable Features

  • New Super V8 flagship model
  • Long or regular wheelbase
  • Aluminum-intensive construction
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Normally aspirated or supercharged V-8


Our Expert Reviews

I'm not really sure why the 2005 Jaguar XJ8 L -- with "L" standing for "long wheelbase" -- looks so big. The wheelbase and body are lengthened just 5 inches over the regular XJ sedan, but for some reason, the car recalls one of those cartoonish stretched-out Hummer or Lincoln Navigator limousines.The XJ8 L almost looks like that, but not quite. And it certainly doesn't drive any diffe... Read full review for the 2005 Jaguar XJ 8

Consumer Reviews


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Just a solid car for the money

by Rolls1981 from Vista, CA on August 29, 2010

Have my 2005 XJ8L for the past 4 years; bought it used with 30k miles on it, now 66k miles; only thing it had was a fuel pump. Car is white with beige interior. Super nice, comfy and tight in curves. ... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


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