Jaguar XJ8

2005 Jaguar XJ8

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  • (4.9) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,397$15,041
  • 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

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

2005 Jaguar XJ8 Reviews 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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