2009 Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas Sedan
Benefits of Driving a 2009 Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas Sedan
The venerable XJ is Jaguar's flagship car, and it comes in six trims: XJ8, XJ8 L, XJR, Vanden Plas, Super V8 XJ and new-for-2009 Super V8 Portfolio. Jaguar's XJ sedans offer a uniquely British look and feel, and the long-wheelbase models in particular offer vast back-seat space without significantly sacrificing maneuverability. According to Jaguar, the long wheelbase XJ models are the longest in their class--longer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7-Series. Acceleration and handling with either the standard engine or the supercharged engine is impressive, as is fuel-efficiency, all the while maintaining a smooth, luxurious ride.
What's new for 2009?
A special-edition Portfolio model that is only available in two exclusive colors and includes special wheels and tires, power-folding chrome mirrors, 4-zone climate control, alloy interior accents and heated front and rear seats is added to the 2009 Jaguar XJ line.
- Strong acceleration
- plush ride
- fuel efficiency compared to rivals
- rear-seat space (LWB models).
The 2009 Jaguar XJ sedan is available with two engines, in two different lengths--short wheelbase (SWB) and long wheelbase (LWB)--in a total of six trims. LWB models are stretched by five inches between the front and rear wheels compared to the SWB models, yielding 4.5 inches more rear legroom while having the same trunk space.