2015 Jaguar XJ

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, some complicated, slow-to-respond touchscreen controls

CG Says: The 2015 Jaguar XJ is carried over with no changes. All XJs are stately large cars with a charm all their own, but their fiddly touchscreen control layout lags behind most premium-large-car competitors. Luxury buyers may also 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 2015 Jaguar XJ is 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: $74,200
AWD XJ: $77,700
XJL Portfolio: $81,200
AWD XJL Portfolio: $84,700
XJ Supercharged: $90,600
XJL Supercharged: $93,600
XJR: $116,000
XJR Long Wheelbase: $119,000

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-27

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

2014 Jaguar XJR
2015 Jaguar XJR