For The Jaguar XJ is more enjoyable to drive than any other luxury saloon and it has strong engines. All versions are well equipped.

Against The ride is firm, especially at low speed. Most rivals provide more rear seat space, better infotainment systems and classier cabins.

Jaguar XJ Saloon
33 5stars

Distinctive and rewarding to drive, the XJ offers something different to most rivals. Unfortunately, it doesn’t deliver some of the things a luxury saloon should do quite as well.

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There are 13 Jaguar XJ versions available

Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Luxury 4dr £58,690
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Luxury LWB 4dr £61,690
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Premium Luxury 4dr £62,690
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Premium Luxury LWB 4dr £65,690
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Portfolio 4dr £69,075
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 R-Sport 4dr £70,975
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Portfolio LWB 4dr £72,075
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0 V6 340 S/C Portfolio 4dr £73,535
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0 V6 340 S/C R-Sport 4dr £73,535
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0 V6 340 S/C Portfolio LWB 4dr £76,535
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0D V6 300 Autobiography 4dr £79,600
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 5.0 V8 550 S/C XJR 4dr £91,755
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 5.0 V8 510 S/C Autobiography 4dr £99,350
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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Distinctive and rewarding to drive, the XJ offers something different to most rivals. Unfortunately, it doesn’t deliver some of the things a luxury saloon should do quite as well.

Reader test team says:

Jaguar XJ Saloon 3.0D V6 Portfolio 4dr

Part exchanged my XF for and XJ. Thought the XF was a dream to drive but the XJ is in a different class! Always was a little hesitant in cornering at…

Tun Naing Win

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XJ Saloon 5.0 V8 Portfolio 4dr

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…

john bradshaw

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XJ Saloon 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

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…

Jason Soraff

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XJ Saloon 3.0 V6 S/C Portfolio LWB 4dr

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…

A.... Wren

1 out of 5 stars
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