2016 Jaguar XJR

Pros: Sexy styling inside and out; regular- and extended-length versions available; relatively affordable pricing compared to class competitors; posh, luxurious cabin

Cons: Available upsized wheels and sporty suspension mean that ride can be clunky, especially for the class; rakish roofline and low seating position compromise rear visibility

CG Says: The 2016 Jaguar XJ gets revised styling front and rear. LED headlights replace Xenons. Inside, a new infotainment control system includes a Wi-Fi hotspot. Available new convenience features include surround-view camera and semi-automatic parking. Rear-wheel-drive XJs now have electric power steering. Also the warranty has been increased to 5-year/60,000 miles. All XJs are stately large cars with a charm all their own. Luxury buyers may blanch at the idea of a V6 engine in a car of the XJ’s stature, and since it’s the only way to get AWD, some might look elsewhere on those grounds alone. That’s not really warranted, in our view, as the supercharged V6 provides perfectly adequate power with better fuel economy. Compared to competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the XJs are almost bargain-priced–while certainly not looking like it–and that’s one of the strongest points in their favor.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices XJ R-Sport: $74,400
AWD XJ R-Sport: $77,900
XJL Portfolio: $83,200
AWD XJL Portfolio: $86,700
XJ Supercharged: $92,000
XJL Supercharged: $95,000
XJR: $118,000
XJR Long Wheelbase: $121,000

Base Engine
3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
470 (550 in XJR)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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2016 Jaguar XJ