Distinct styling; fabulous V8 engines; engaging handling; premium interiors.
Below-average V8 fuel economy; advanced years.
A new XJ50 edition joins the lineup, commemorating the XJ badge's 50th anniversary. It's a long-wheelbase version with either a 340-hp supercharged V6 or a 470-hp supercharged V8. Rear-wheel-drive models gain automatic emergency braking. A new smartphone package brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. And the infotainment system has been updated, now adding voice commands for the navigation. See the 2019 Jaguar XJ models for sale near you
If a buyer chooses an XJ over the newer competition, it's because they really, really want an XJ. And that's fine. In which case, get a version with the V8 for the full Jaguar experience of luxury surroundings and authoritative power. Find a Jaguar XJ for sale
The regular-wheelbase 2019 Jaguar XJ comes in R-Sport and Supercharged trim levels. The long-wheelbase XJL is available in Portfolio, XJ50, Supercharged and XJR575 versions.
In the R-Sport ($76,395), standard features include the supercharged V6, 19-in alloy wheels, LED lighting with automatic high beam function, 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-and-telescope 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, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, driver drowsiness monitor, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 10.2-in touchscreen and a 20-speaker/825-watt Meridian audio system with iPod/USB connectivity, and HD/satellite radio.
The long-wheelbase Portfolio ($85,495) adds 5.1 inches of extra rear legroom, massaging front seats with 14-way power adjustability, softer leather upholstery, 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 long-wheelbase-only XJ50 ($88,495 with the V6; $100,295 with the V8) has its own design of 20-in alloy wheels along with various dedicated cosmetic touches inside and out. Versions of the XJ50 powered by the V6 also have the option of AWD.
XJ Supercharged ($93,995) means the supercharged 470-hp V8, electronic rear differential, 20-in alloy wheels, sportier suspension tune and bigger brakes, oak trim, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with massage function and navigation.
XJL Supercharged ($97,295) brings the rear-seat luxuries found in the Portfolio.
XJR575 ($123,395) runs with the 575-hp supercharged V8, exclusive 20-in wheels, performance-tuned stability control, model-specific suspension setup with sportier steering calibrations, uprated brakes, active exhaust system, sport seats front and rear, plus 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. As mentioned above, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration is available, but many other manufacturers are including this feature as standard.
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.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
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