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Jaguar XJ
2017
Jaguar XJ 2017 sedan Trim Shown: 2017 XJL Portfolio sedan RWD Automatic

The capable, luxurious XJ has graceful, nimble handling and a supple, steady ride. Its 470-hp V8 makes the big sedan very quick, but most versions have the supercharged V6 with all-wheel drive. The plush, quiet interior is crafted with genuine wood trim, copious amounts of leather, and abundant chrome details. But certain controls are confusing. The complex touch screen for the climate, audio, and navigation systems responds slowly and takes some getting used to. Our tested long-wheelbase XJL has a sumptuous backseat, but the low roofline impedes head room and access, and the trunk is small. A new infotainment system and a more generous five-year/60,000-mile warranty are recent upgrades.

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2011-2016
2011 Redesign Year
Jaguar XJ 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 XJR

The somewhat radically styled 2011 redesign is much nicer than the model it replaces, making the big Jaguar a capable, comfortable, and fun-to-drive sports sedan offering a range of powerful V8s. We like the power and the plush appointments, but are unimpressed with the complex, slow-acting touchscreen. With seating for four, headroom is a little skimpy -- particularly in the back seat. Trunk space is also a bit lacking for a car of this size. Available safety equipment includes adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. All-wheel drive was added as an option for the 2013 model year.

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2016 N/A N/A
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2015 $47,075 - $52,400 $43,770 - $48,770
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2014 $36,425 - $67,050 $33,460 - $62,460
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2013 $32,025 - $39,750 $29,000 - $36,500
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2012 $27,150 - $32,300 $24,220 - $29,220
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2011 $21,475 - $33,075 $18,540 - $29,790
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2004-2010
2004 Redesign Year
Jaguar XJ 2009 Trim Shown: 2009 Sedan

For the 2004 model year, Jaguar went all-aluminum with its large luxury car, in an effort to improve performance and fuel economy. This version of the XJ has a rather tight cabin, albeit replete with plush leather and wood trim. The front seats are nicely shaped, but cramped. Long-wheelbase models comfortably hold three in the rear seat. We like its smooth and responsive drivetrain and easy-to-use controls. Handling is fairly nimble, though the steering is too light and ride quality is not as comfortable or quiet as you'd expect for a car in this category.

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2010 N/A N/A
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2009 $13,150 - $20,700 $10,300 - $17,550
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2008 $10,475 - $17,350 $7,705 - $14,205
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2007 $7,825 - $14,750 $5,155 - $11,655
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2006 $6,425 - $13,250 $3,860 - $10,265
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2005 $5,050 - $9,625 $2,535 - $6,835
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2004 $4,400 - $7,325 $1,975 - $4,675
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1995-2003
Jaguar XJ 2003 Trim Shown: 2003 Sedan

For years Jaguar kept polishing and perfecting an antiquated design by adding technological updates rather than starting anew. The XJ6's six-cylinder engine was smooth and powerful. Handling was crisp. The ride was well mannered. Except for the wind, little noise intruded. The front seats were nicely shaped, but cramped. Tall drivers needed more leg room. The rear seat comfortably held three. The control layout was greatly improved for 1995. It was renamed XJ8 in 1998 and received a V8 engine.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2003 $3,725 - $7,500 $1,410 - $4,825
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2002 $3,475 - $6,800 $1,205 - $4,160
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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