2018 Jaguar XJ

Original MSRP Range
$75,400 - $122,400
Available Style(s)
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


Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5


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The previous year's XJR is superseded by the XJR575, taking the former's 550 horsepower and boosting it to 575 (for a top speed of 186 mph).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

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
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Premium Rear Seat Pkg
  • Comfort Pkg
  • Illumination Pkg


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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