Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the executive limousine. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the XJ car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The large, comfortable XJ saloon is the pinnacle of the Jag range, and the latest one combines revolutionary styling and a superlative cabin with technical wizardry and strong pace, thanks to turbodiesel V6 and V8 engines. For more information on the Jag XJ, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
The big XJ caused quite a rumpus when it was launched; home counties moustaches and G&Ts were quivering with the modernist couture foisted upon this most stately of Jaguar saloons. But time has mellowed the looks and the XJ remains a class competitor as an alternative to the mostly German competition. We're still of the view that the front and rear ends look like they're from different cars, however... But the party piece is inside, where the cabin is quite an event. We love the wraparound dashboard design, which looks like it's from a top-end motorboat. Pick the long-wheelbase XJL if you want maximum rear legroom. On the go, the four-door saloon shrinks around you, aided by that lightweight aluminium construction. It feels as nimble and agile as the smaller XF. And that's praise indeed.

The one we'd buy
3.0 V6 D

The one we'd avoid like the plague
5.0 V8 supercharged

Rivals to consider
Audi A8, BMW 7-series, Lexus LS, Mercedes S-class, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model S

For
Sumptuous interior, sharp drive

Against
Push-me-pull-you exterior looks, still hard to look past the S-class

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