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2018 Jaguar XJ

Original MSRP Range
$75,400 - $122,400
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
15 - 18 MPG City / 23 - 27 MPG Hwy
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2018 Jaguar XJ

What We Like

Distinct styling; fabulous V8 engines; engaging handling; premium interiors

What We Don't

Below-average V8 fuel economy

Ratings

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Jaguar XJ?

The previous year's XJR is superseded by the XJR575, taking the former's 550 horsepower and boosting it to 575 (for a top speed of 186 mph). Forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance and driver-fatigue monitoring become standard. All-Surface Progress Control is like a low-speed cruise control for slippery surfaces. The infotainment screen increases in size from 8 to 10.2 inches. The entry-level model receives an audio upgrade to a 20-speaker/825-watt Meridian system, and 4G connectivity brings Wi-Fi into the cabin.

Which XJ is the Best?

At this point, someone who really wants an XJ and can't wait another year should just get the version they most desire.

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How Much Does a 2018 Jaguar XJ Cost?

The regular-wheelbase 2018 Jaguar XJ comes in R-Sport and Supercharged trim levels. The long-wheelbase XJL is available in Portfolio, Supercharged and XJR575 versions.

In the R-Sport ($76,395), standard features include the supercharged V6, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting with an automatic high-beam function, an adaptive/self-leveling suspension, user-selectable driving modes, a panoramic sunroof, burled walnut veneers, power-closing doors and trunk, keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable tilt-telescopic steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats with 8-way power adjustment, heated/ventilated rear seats, leather upholstery, self-dimming mirrors, a rearview camera, parking sensors front and rear, front-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a driver-drowsiness monitor, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, 4G Wi-Fi, a 10.2-in touchscreen and a 20-speaker/825-watt Meridian audio system with iPod/USB connectivity, HD Radio and satellite radio.

The long-wheelbase Portfolio ($85,495) sprouts 5.1 inches of extra rear legroom and includes massaging front seats with 14-way power adjustability, softer leather upholstery, a suede headliner, manual rear sunshades (power sunshades are optional), ebony veneer, quad-zone automatic climate control, rear LED reading lights and various interior trim additions.

The XJ Supercharged ($93,995) means the supercharged 470-hp V8, an electronic rear differential, 20-in alloy wheels, a sportier suspension tune, bigger brakes, oak trim, 14-way power adjustable front seats with a massage function, and navigation.

The XJL Supercharged ($97,295) adds the rear-seat luxuries found in the Portfolio.

The XJR575 ($123,395) runs with the 575-hp supercharged V8, exclusive 20-in wheels, performance-tuned stability control, a model-specific suspension setup with sportier steering calibrations, uprated brakes, an active exhaust system, sport seats front and rear and various sport-themed exterior and interior styling flourishes.

Depending on trim and configuration, options include semi-aniline leather trim, rear-seat entertainment with dual 10.2-in screens, and individual reclining rear seats with massage/lumbar functions and memory settings.

Offered exclusively in long-wheelbase models is a 26-speaker/1,300-watt Meridian audio system. The long-wheelbase version may also come with parking assistance for parallel and perpendicular spaces, along with a 360-degree camera system.

Cargo capacity of the XJ's trunk is 15.2 cu ft., about average for the class.

XJ Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
XJ XJ R-Sport AWD$78,300 / $73,6026 Cylinder Supercharged34017 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
XJ XJ R-Sport RWD$75,400 / $70,8766 Cylinder Supercharged34018 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
XJ XJ Supercharged RWD$93,000 / $87,4208 Cylinder Supercharged47015 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
XJ XJL Portfolio AWD$87,400 / $82,1566 Cylinder Supercharged34017 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
XJ XJL Portfolio RWD$84,500 / $79,4306 Cylinder Supercharged34018 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
XJ XJL Supercharged RWD$96,300 / $90,5228 Cylinder Supercharged47015 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
XJ XJR575 RWD$122,400 / $115,0568 Cylinder Supercharged57515 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD

Is the 2018 Jaguar XJ a Safe Car?

The XJ comes with 4-wheel antilock disc brakes (the V8 models get bigger discs), stability control and six airbags (front, front side and full-length side curtain). A blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert is also standard, plus front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Opting for adaptive cruise control also brings a forward-collision warning and preparation system.

The XJ has not been crash-tested in the United States.

5 Year Cost to Own

$90,928 ($1.21 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles
Maintenance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Premium Rear Seat Pkg
  • Comfort Pkg
  • Illumination Pkg

Competition

2018 Jaguar XJ vs the competition

2018 Audi A8 -- Excellent, but close to retirement. Only available in long-wheelbase form, while a new generation is scheduled for the 2019 model year.

2018 BMW 7 Series -- Remarkable for its tech content, luxury appointments and driving talents.

2018 Lexus LS -- An all-new generation debuts for this model year, packing much more technology than its predecessor.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class -- Traditionally the absolute ruler of this class. The attention to detail is incredible, the levels of engineering exemplary. Refreshed for 2018.

Used Bentley Flying Spur -- For something more luxurious than an XJ while still flying the Union Jack, the Flying Spur blends a twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine with a hand-crafted cabin.

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