2016 Jaguar XJ

2016 Jaguar XJ
2016 Jaguar XJ

2016 Jaguar XJ


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 23 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 5.0 L Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-8, 470 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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The Jaguar XJ has always been a premium symbol of ultimate automotive luxury. Prices start at under $75,000, but that buys a smooth, powerful drivetrain as well as a specific kind of comfort and elegant, understated style. All of which is emblematic of the XJ in a way not found in a BMW, Audi or Cadillac.

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What's New For 2016

The Jaguar XJ gets a minor redesign for 2016. The front fascia has been updated and now features full LED headlights and fancier daytime running lights. Inside, a new infotainment system has been introduced, dubbed InControl Touch Pro. It offers Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities and is harnessed to a 17-speaker 825-watt Meridian sound system. The instrument cluster of the XJ has also been redesigned, with more customization options and a more prominent display for the navigation system.


  • Basic Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Jaguar XJ

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • InControl Protect Emergency S.O.S
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: Meridian 825W Premium Surround Sound System -inc: 7.1 surround sound system, AM/FM radio, single slot CD/DVD player, MP3 disc compatibility, hard disk drive (HDD) for audio files, EON, RDS, PTY, TA, This system features 15 amplifier channels and 20 speakers including 2 subwoofers, separate digital sound processor amplifier, Audyssey MultEQ sound equalization technology, Meridian Trifield surround mode, dynamic volume control, InControl Touch Pro Navigation system w/60GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drivebased mapping, HDD-based virtual-multichanger, 8" touch-sreen - controls audio, navigation, Bluetooth v2.0wirless technology for cell phone and audio streaming and climate control, InControl apps enable use of optimized 3rd party smartphone apps installed on a phone through the vehicle's touch screen, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio (3 month complimentary subscription included) and InControl Wi-Fi (includes a complimentary data trial period of 3 gigabites or 3 months, which ever occurs first)
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, External Memory Control and 60 Gb
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 20" Mataiva 5 Tri-Spoke Alloy -inc: high gloss silver finish and 19" alloy space saver spare wheel
    • Tires: P245/40ZR20 Front & P275/35ZR20 Rear Perf -inc: Pirelli Zero Nero
    • Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
    • Fixed Glass 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Rocker Panel Extensions
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Aluminum Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Power Open And Close Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Cornering Lights
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Door Auto-Latch
    • Laminated Glass
  • Interior Features
    • Heated & Cooled Front Bucket Seats w/Massage -inc: 14x14 way active ventilated power front seats (forward/rear, cushion height, back seat recline, cushion tilt, powered headrest and 2 ways adjustable bolsters) driver and passenger 4 way lumbar, memory function w/3 setting for driver and passenger and 5 massage modes and 5 intensity setting
    • Bench Front Facing Heated Ventilated and Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Incontrol Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
    • Heated Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Leather/Piano Black Console Insert, Chrome Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather Door Trim Insert
    • Chrome Gear Shift Knob
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows, Sunroof/Convertible Roof and Remote Engine Start
    • InControl Protect Tracker System
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Head Restraints
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leather Back Material
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual w/Tilt Rear Head Restraints
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 5.0L 32V V8 Supercharged Gen III
    • Transmission: 8 Speed ZF 8HP70 Automatic -inc: Jaguar Sequential Shift w/drive and sport modes
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • 2.56 Axle Ratio
    • 90-Amp/Hr 950CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • 5291# Gvwr
    • Bilstein Brand Name Shock Absorbers
    • Rear Auto-Leveling Suspension
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Automatic Height Adjustable Automatic Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Electric Parking Brake
    • Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 15
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.2
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 950
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-8
    • Displacement - 5.0 L/305
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 470 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 424 @ 2000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 119.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 202
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 21.1
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.9
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 23
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 39
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Jaguar XJ
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - C61K
    • Rear Tire Order Code - C61K
    • Front Tire Size - P245/40YR20
    • Front Tire Size - WR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P275/35YR20
    • Rear Tire Size - WR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.71
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.29
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.32
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.56
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4134
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 10
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

2016 Jaguar XJ Photos & Colors


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  • Ammonite Gray Metallic British Racing Green Metallic Celestial Black Ingot Rhodium Silver Metallic Storm Gray Tempest Gray
  • Ammonite Gray Metallic
  • British Racing Green Metallic
  • Celestial Black
  • Ingot
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • Storm Gray
  • Tempest Gray

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The Jaguar XJ is the brand’s flagship four-door luxury sedan. With an aluminum body and chassis parts, the XJ is light and nimble for its size, and it gets good fuel mileage, with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg Highway. There are standard and long wheelbase models, in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The standard engine is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 making 340 horsepower, able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. We have found that engine to be plenty fast.

Also available: a pair of supercharged 5.0-liter V8s. One makes 470 horsepower, while the one in the XJR makes 550 horsepower; they can accelerate from 0-60 in 4.9 and 4.7 seconds, respectively. The XJR gets more performance features, including a firmer suspension, aerodynamic splitter in the front and spoiler in rear, and sporty interior touches.

There is one transmission, a crisp 8-speed automatic that mates well with the supercharged V6 and V8 engines. But it’s the car’s relatively low curb weight that most affects its curb manners. The aluminum body panels are riveted and bonded, bringing the number on the scales down to 4200 pounds, which is several hundred pounds less than the Jaguar’s German competitors.

The Jaguar XJ offers good comfort and a plush interior with supple leather and real wood veneer trim, although the cabin is tight and too shiny for our tastes. It features heated front and rear seats, ventilated and massaging front seats, and ventilated rear seats. Jaguar’s service plan pays for everything but tires for the first five years or 50,000 miles.

The 2016 XJ gets subtle design tweaks. The 2016 Jaguar XJ grille is bolder, larger, straighter and has a new mesh pattern. Adaptive LED headlamps are standard, as is electric power steering on rear-wheel-drive models, and the taillights are restyled. Also new for 2016 is Jaguar’s infotainment system called InControl Touch Pro, with its eight-inch touch screen and navigation that can hook up with a smartphone. The XJL Portfolio and Supercharged models get quilted leather to make the interior even more fabulous.

Supplementing six airbags, safety options include adaptive cruise control that alerts to speed limit changes ahead, blind-spot monitoring that also alerts to cars approaching quickly from behind, and back-up alerts. But there are no lane-drifting alerts, head-up displays, or night vision. The Jaguar’s competition from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi offer these things.


The 2016 Jaguar XJ comes in base R-Sport and Portfolio trim with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The XJL features a long wheelbase for more rear-seat space. The high-performance XJR is rear-wheel drive, standard wheelbase.


The XJ’s rounded edges give it a tucked-in look that’s delightfully under styled. It’s a modern look that’s appropriate to the aluminum skin. Rhomboid headlights complement the big mesh grille. The roofline is drop-dead gorgeous like a fashion model, and the fenders swell to meet the low roofline. The rear pillars are gloss black and seem to sail away, so the rear glass seems to stretch from fender to fender, a classy effect.


The interior is slathered in chrome. It’s over the top. Light shines in through the expansive sunroof and glares on the glitzy instrument panel. The chrome is contrasted by piano-black trim that’s high quality but common. The trim seems inconsistent with the wide bands of wood on the doors, and the opulent leather headliner.

There’s not a lot of elbow room, headroom or legroom in the cabin, especially in back under that sloping rear window that’s so beautiful to look at from outside the car. The front seats are firm and flat, ventilated and heated, but the front passengers’ inside knees are squeezed against the center console. At least there’s good front legroom so the legs can straighten.

The XJ makes great strides in interfacing, but might overdo it with dazzle. Dials are all but gone, breaking almost entirely away from the tradition of Jaguar sport. What used to be a driver’s car in the cabin, is now a video game player’s car.

There are a few buttons, but most functions are performed using an eight-inch, high-definition LCD that changes colors; soft red for performance, apparently to remind you or make you feel racy. The screen does climate, audio, and navigation functions. Where there’s a button that does the same thing, the button is faster.

Driving Impressions

The aluminum Jaguar XJ feels exceptionally lean and light, athletic and taut. The handling is deft, and the adaptive damping erases the bumps but not the fun. The ventilated disc brakes are big and the feel of the pedal is confident. The Z-rated tires stick like hot rubber.

We have found the 340-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 the best fit for this car. It’s tractable, responsive and predictable. If you drive on the Autobahn or maybe in Montana or Nevada, then maybe you’d want the V8, either with 470 hp or 550 hp in the XJR, but you would also lose some of the great balance in the handling.

You lose some quickness in the handling with the XJL, but it handles amazingly well for a long-wheelbase sedan.

The ride is kept smooth and pure, on an independent suspension with coil springs in front, and multi links with the electronically adjustable air springs in rear. On supercharged cars, the rear differential is also electronically controlled.

The eight-speed automatic transmission, made by ZF, is tuned to each engine and it shifts quick and smooth, although kickdowns are a bit slow in the Normal mode. There is a Dynamic mode that sharpens the upshifts and matches revs on the downshifts, and a Sport mode that does the same only even more aggressively. These modes also step up the throttle, steering, damping and stability control.

The all-wheel-drive is rear-biased. In Winter mode, from 30 to 50 percent of the torque goes to the front wheels. Jaguar says the system is intended for traction in slippery weather, not cornering with more grip.


The Jaguar XJ is clearly not a German car. It has lovely lines and understated styling. Its base powertrain with a supercharged V6 and eight-speed automatic is unbeatable, but its cabin is less than roomy, and its instrumentation and trim too glitzy.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection, with Sam Moses reporting from the Pacific Northwest.

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