Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Jaguar XJ Series (09-) Saloon
5 reader reviews for Jaguar XJ Saloon.
  • 5.0 V8 Portfolio 4dr

    john bradshaw , . Date: 29/07/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      19

    My car

    I bought the 5.0 Supersport LWB version just over a year ago. It was a 3 year old car at the time with only 20,000 miles on the clock and just under 40% of the original new price. This has been something i have tended to do with recent cars over the last 15 years as just ludicrous to look to purchase new. Over the last 12 months and 13000 miles later the car has been absolutely faultless. The car is a real "q" car in terms of outrageous performance but only the supersport side badges and wheels give anything remotely away regarding it's potential performance. Comfort is superb both front and back, factory extras are nice to have such as ventilated seats and massge functions for the M6 or M25 at peak horror time !. The back is a lovely place to live so my children tell me and with 2 of them now over 6ft they never complain even on long journeys.

    Areas for improvement - the sat nav is ok but not great, the media system is ok but not class leading by any stretch of the imagination. The front seats whilst comfortable are not as comfortable as previous work cars i have owned eg 7 series.

    Superb bits - the engine sounds fantastic at any rev range but when pushed comes into it's own. Response is immediate thanks to the supercharger and it can be lively and fun in the wet despite it's size. You genuinely need to watch your speed or be prepared to lose your licence - 100+ mph comes up very quickly without any drama or noise and very easy (so i'm told :-;)to exceed

  • 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Jason Soraff , Essex . Date: 13/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    After my VW Phaeton became too expensive to fix, I had a fairly straight choice between the XJ and S-Class. The S-Class wins (just) on comfort but the XK puts it in a corner on just about every other criteria.

    By day, it's a sublime, sleek, quiet cruise. By night, engage sports gear and dynamic mode and it's like a rocket! The build quality is excellent, the looks are stunning, and the interior oozes luxury and refinement not seen in its German rivals. On the downside, the only realistic step up from here is a Bentley / Rolls Royce / Maybach.

  • 3.0 V6 S/C Portfolio LWB 4dr

    A.... Wren , . Date: 08/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The cabin looks great but it is not well made, it creaks, rattles & vibrates. During the past two years I have lost track of the number of times it has been back to the dealership but they have failed to stop these noises/faults for more than a week or two before they return worse than before. Not good enough for a £70,000 plus car so save yourself a lot of grief & buy something else.

  • 3.0D V6 Luxury 4dr

    Keith Ray , Bucks . Date: 26/04/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have had my XJ for a year now from new. I switched from Land Rover products 8 years ago, and my first non-Land Rover was a Jaguar S-Type 2.7D. This was a superb car which I loved. I also really liked the looks. Then after I'd had it for four years I test drove an XF. Wow, it made the S-Type look 'ordinary'. So I bought an XF 3.0D. When I took it for its third annual service I asked to borrow an XJ. Oh dear! The XJ in turn made the XF look rather 'ordinary'....so I ordered one immediately. Overall, I think this is the best car I have ever driven. Taking account of the price it must rate as one of the best cars in thr world. Every journey is an event. In fact I often take it out for a drive for no reason at all, it is so lovely to drive. The performance from the 3.0D is all anybody could ever need, and I get 42 mpg on my long runs down to Cornwall...and I don't drive slowly!

    As a driver's car it is perfect. It shrinks in size once you get on the move, and inspires total confidence. It is a large car, so parking can sometimes be a challenge, and I wouldn't have one without the rear view camera. My wife is only five feet tall, and although she finds the front seats fine, she says the rear seats are rather low for a short person. But that's no problems as there's only the two of us, and the rear seats are hardly ever used. Another plus, the boot is enormous. Fabulous car! Well done JLR!

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