Review: 2018 Jaguar XJ

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The2018 Jaguar XJ is an expert melding of performance, comfort, and technology for the modern driver with high standards and a drive toward excellence. Plus, it comes backed with Jaguar EliteCare, a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty that gives you best-in-class coverage.

Our reps at Jaguar Albany are ready to take you for a test drive, but first, see our full review of this groundbreaking luxury sedan to determine which model is the right pick for you.  

Performance

The Jaguar XJ features two advanced engines, each enhanced with a Roots-type twin vortex supercharger. The base is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. This model goes from zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds, and features Stop/Start technology to optimize fuel efficiency.

The XJ lineup also offers a 5.0-liter V8 engine with two power outputs, 470 and 575 horsepower. The less powerful model has 424 lb-ft of torque and reaches 60 MPH in 4.9 seconds, while the 575-horsepower variant has 517 lb-ft of torque, goes from zero to 60 4.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 186 MPH. All engines have an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2018 Jaguar XJ lineup includes the R-Sport, Supercharged, Portfolio, XJL Supercharged, and XJR575 trims, the latter of which is new for 2018.

The XJ R-Sport and Supercharged trims come standard equipped with soft grain perforated leather seating with contrast stitch and piping, soft-feel stitched and tailored interior materials, and a Morzine headliner. Additionally, all models come standard with Touch Pro Navigation and infotainment with 10-inch touchscreen, InControl Apps, a Meridian sound system, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and Protect and Remote telematics systems.

Stand-alone options for any model include a premium Meridian Reference Sound System, wood and leather heated steering wheel, a heated front windshield, and a Surround Camera system.

The XJL Portfolio and Supercharged trims add standard quilted soft grain perforated leather, soft-grain leather stitched and tailored interior features, and Jaguar Suedecloth Premium Headlining. The new XJR575 trim features quilted soft grain perforated leather seating with embossed “575” accents, carbon fiber trim, and Ebony Suedecloth headliner. Upper trims also come available with a Rear Seat Entertainment system with two 10.2-inch LCD screens, rear multimedia interface, touchscreen remote, and two wireless headsets.

Safety Technologies

The 2018 Jaguar XJ comes with a range of standard and available safety technology to keep you and your family out of harm’s way. Driver assistance technologies include a 360-degree parking aid, Adaptive Front lighting, Reverse Traffic Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition and Speed Limited, Driver Condition Monitor, Park Assist, Surround Camera System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist. A Blind Spot Monitor, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keep Assist are also available.

If you’re ready to experience true luxury and performance, visit us in Albany for a test drive of the new Jaguar XJ.

Pricing

Starting at $75,400 MSRP

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Tags: 2018 XJ, sedan, review