Review: 2017 Jaguar XJ

If you’re shopping for a full-size luxury sedan in Albany, Capital Luxury Cars has your number. Our inventory of Jaguar models is enough to keep you busy all afternoon, so be sure to do your homework before coming in for a test drive.

Our review of the 2017 Jaguar XJL breaks down what you can expect in terms of entertainment, tech, performance, safety, and pricing. Read on to see why drivers love the XJL:

Features and Tech
The XJL comes in two trim levels: the Portfolio and the Supercharged. The Portfolio comes standard with full LED headlamps with adaptive lighting and automatic high beams, panoramic moonroof with power shades, 14-way power adjustable front seats, five massage programs in the fronts seats, and soft-grain leather active-ventilated heated and cooled front and rear seating. For your entertainment, it also includes InControl Touch Pro infotainment with connected navigation, 12.3-inch Virtual Instrument Cluster display, Meridian Digital Surround Sound, four-zone climate control, and twin oval exhaust. The Supercharged model adds 20-inch alloy wheels, active differential control, and re-tuned suspension.

The XJL is also available with the Illumination Package, which includes illuminated stainless steel sill tread plates, Jaguar script, illuminated air vents, illuminated trunk latch finishing plate, and LED rear reading lights. Stand-alone optional features include the Meridian 1300-watt Reference Sound System with Conversation Assist, wood and leather heated steering wheel, and heated windshield.

Styling and Interior
The XJL Portfolio has a chrome mesh grille with chrome surround, chrome window finishers, twin oval tailpipes with chrome finisher, and gloss black rear valance with chrome blade. Drivers also have the option for nameplate de-badging for a cleaner exterior design. Inside, it features a Jaguar premium analog dash clock, gloss black Jaguar intaglio, white and Phosphor Blue halo illumination and interior lighting, and the JaguarSense overhead light operation. Additionally, you have the option for a heated leather steering wheel with three spokes, Jaguar Sequential Shift paddles, and audio, cruise control, and wireless controls. 


Under the hood, the XJL has a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, making 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. This model goes from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 121 MPH. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters give you manual control and a sporty touch to the interior.


The XJL has standard cruise control with Automatic Speed Limited, Blind Spot Monitor with Closing Vehicle Sensing, Reverse Traffic Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, Front and Rear Parking Aid sensors with touchscreen visual indicators, and a rearview camera with parking aid and guidelines. It’s also available with a 350-degree parking aid with additional sensors, Surround Camera System, and Park Assist for parallel, perpendicular, and exit.


Starting at $83,200 MSRP
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