Review: 2016 Jaguar XJL

 
Drivers with a classic aesthetic and a need for legroom will love the 2016 Jaguar XJL, a luxury sedan with an extended wheelbase and a cabin so luxe you won’t want your commute to end. 

If you’re in Albany and need a car that will never go out of style, visit us to get behind the wheel of the XJL. If you want to find out more, read our full review: 

Performance

The XJL is a beacon of luxurious comfort and beauty, but it also packs a powerful engine. Under the hood, it has a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that churns out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It comes available with all-wheel drive – which will come in handy during those New York winters. All models feature JaguarDrive Control with Normal, Winter, and Dynamic modes, as well as the Jaguar Drive Selector rotary gear selector.

The 2016 XJL has a fuel economy of up to 17 MPG city and 27 MPG highway, according to EPA estimates. 

Comfort and Convenience

The Jaguar XJL Portfolio comes standard with soft-grain quilted and perforated leather seating, Gloss Burl Walnut veneer, and Premium Suedecloth Headlining. You’ll enjoy 14x14-way power front seats, 4-way lumbar support, in-chair massage with five modes and intensity levels, and heated and cooled front and rear seats. The 2016 XJL Portfolio also comes with White and Phosphor Blue halo illumination interior lighting, four-zone automatic climate control, air quality sensor, auto-dimming mirrors, and power sunblinds. 

For your convenience, the premium luxury sedan also features Approach Illumination via remote, door puddle lamps, universal garage door or gate opener, Jaguar Smart Key System with keyless entry and start, rain-sensing wipers, rear LED reading lamps, and soft door close. Navigation systems include InControl Touch Pro with 60GB Solid State Disk Drive-based mapping and Bluetooth v2.0 wireless technology. 

Safety and Tech

Jaguar has a classic name and look, but the tech is as contemporary as it gets. The XJL comes available with 360-degree Park Distance Control, Adaptive Front Lighting, Traffic Sign Recognition, Park Assist, Surround Camera System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a Blind Spot Monitor with Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection. 

The XJL’s entertainment features eschew the cluttered interfaces and not-quite-there technology touted by other automakers in favor of high-quality systems that are intuitive and built to last. The Portfolio model is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen for audio and climate control, a Meridian 7.1 Channel Digital Surround Sound System with 17 speakers and subwoofer, HD Radio, and Sirius XM Radio. Telematics systems include InControl Protect, with SOS emergency call, Jaguar Assistance Call, and Stolen Vehicle Locator. The XJL Portfolio is also available with a Rear Seat Entertainment System with dual 10.2-inch monitors, wireless headsets, and touchscreen remote. 

Pricing

Starting at $83,200 MSRP

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