An illustrious automotive staple since 1968, the Jaguar XJ looks as good as it ever did. This full-size luxury vehicle also possesses a sumptuously appointed cabin and comes extremely well specified.
The latest-generation XJ brings a contemporary look to its classic coupé-like appearance. This smoothly muscular saloon has real presence, thanks in part to subtle creases that adorn its bonnet and flanks. The roofline swoops, the shoulder line rises almost imperceptibly, and the car rides on minimum 19-inch alloy wheels that aren’t just for show but help to deliver enhanced efficiency. A four-door body ensures that access for all is never an issue – and once inside, travellers are treated to limo-like levels of space and comfort. As well as room for five travellers, there’s also a 479-litre boot that expands further with rear seats folded. Moreover, the car’s wide tailgate aperture makes placing and retrieving bulky items as simple as possible.
The XJ delivers a better driving experience than many of its competitors and comes with a fine selection of engine choices. For instance, a standard-issue 3.0-litre diesel unit produces 700Nm of torque, a top speed of 250kmph, acceleration from 0-100kmph in just 6.2 seconds, and even impressive fuel economy - 7.2l/100km - to make it the greenest option available.
Audio entertainment is provided by a minimum 12-speaker stereo system, featuring a CD/DVD player, an AM/FM tuner and DAB radio. Another standard inclusion is a 12.3-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, which helps to make every journey as easy as possible to negotiate.
With passive safety features such as eight airbags, seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child-seat anchor points, you can be sure that the XJ is exceptionally safe. The car comes with a huge range of driver aids too, such as All-surface Progress Control, which enables it to retain good grip, even on slippery road surfaces.