The Jaguar XJ has always been a prestigious car since its birth in 1968. It has served a number of royal families during their day out. With repeated updates, the current Jaguar XJ has all the modern amenities inside and outside, and it has retained its royal touch and appeal. This car comes with the options of seven different engines and they all are extremely powerful to knock down the crust. These engines are available in petrol and diesel variants with V6 and V8 engine configurations and are mated to automatic gearboxes and optional all wheel drive systems.
This car is available in three engine options; the first one is a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine. The second one is 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine and the biggest one on offer is a 5.0 liter V8 petrol engine.The company has offered petrol motor which is planted into all the three powerful engine here. In totality the car can attain the maximum power figures of 240 PS at 5500 rpm and it can reach upto the 470 Ps at 6500 to 6500 rpm depending upon the configuration of choice. Similarly, the torque chart ranges from 300 Nm at 2000 rpm to 575 Nm between 2500 to 5500 rpm. The car accelerate to 100 kmph from zero in just 7 seconds while it gets better with 5.2 seconds for the most powerful engine. The 5.0 V8 petrol delivers 8 kmpl of mileage which is the best among other variants.
The Jaguar XJ is available in two wheelbase trims abbreviated as short wheel base (SWB) and long wheel base (LWB). Both the trims are equipped with same dimensions except the wheelbase's measurements. The XJ follows the length as 5252 mm with width as 1899 mm and height to be 1457 mm. The wheelbase of the SWB model is 3032 mm and that for LWB version is 3157 mm. The size of tyres and alloy wheels is customizable as per the user's choice and the size range starts from 18 inches. The wheelbase has played an effective role in the overall dynamics of the car and its performance.
With good number of customizable corners, the car features a lot of aspects inside the cabin. The automatic transmission command dial grows up with ignition and it looks brilliant and works efficiently. The roomy cabin is exceptionally spacious; it has a good amount of leg room, head room and storage cavities. The use of leather and wood is appreciable and makes the equipment easy to use and splendid. The digital console is easy to read and upmarket and the panoramic sun roof is more of a luxury. The audio system is from Meridian sound systems and carries 12 speakers with high mounted woofer and they suffer different configuration as per the variant selected. The displays are attached behind the front seats' headrests and a touch screen display over the dashboard which is ruled with a dedicated operating system. It is a bit slow on speed and may feel tricky. The cushion support is good and not on complaining side. Moreover, the boot space on offer is 520 liters.
The Jaguar drive control is an unmatched feature for automatic cars, it gets the user an unmatched experience of driving a true enthusiastic car. It has a great ride quality and control over the turns and twists. It is relaxed on driving and safety measures are embedded to extreme. One would find the body control and maneuverability to be buttery soft, but the isolation inside the cabin is concerning. You will feel vibrations and sounds over bad roads and high speeds. Taking on the competition, the XJ delivers a better package in terms of reliability and equipment level in the safety parameter.
Though, the Jaguar XJ has a royal background, this car has many competitors that perform equally or even better. If you choose the XJ, you would be experiencing its prestigious appeal and distinct identity.