The Jaguar company has been completely redesigning their fleet to make all of their models look more modern and more aggressive. This radical redesign has caused some very impressive looking Jaguars to hit the road and the XJ is no different. The 2011 XJ brings a much needed body redesign that makes this car a breathtaking vehicle and brings a totally new vigor the full sized sedan model. The re-launch of the Jaguar design has pushed the public's perception of this luxury sedan maker into the stratosphere.
This model has been almost completely redone; the only thing that remains similar to past XJ models is the frame itself. This iconic vehicle has been the flagship full sized luxury sedan from Jaguar and with the new design it will be sure to hold its spot at the top. There are some design changes that may not offer the most attractive in some people eyes, like the blacked out c-pillars but overall package is very impressive and brings a new day to the concept and look of the classic XJ model. The high powered engines in the XJ will bring 5 passengers from 0-60 in a little over 5 seconds.
Engines: 5.0L V-8, 5.0L supercharged V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Base, Supercharged, Base/Supercharged Long Wheelbase Supersport
Everything above the aluminum frame is new on the 2011 XJ. Sleek, modern styling is matched with much-improved handling and powerful new 5.0-liter V-8 engine options. Inside, a stylish new cockpit awaits with high-tech digital gauges, supple leather and copious space even on short wheelbase models. A high-powered Supersport model remains in the lineup for the enthusiast.
Every inch of the 2011 Jaguar XJ is new and a complete departure from the car it replaces. Though it shares a familial resemblance with the new XF, its sleek headlights, vertical taillights and blacked-out C-pillars are completely unique.
Leather heated and cooled power front seats are standard on the XJ, as are heated rear seats. Jaguar's updated navigation and entertainment system is also standard, along with driver-configurable virtual gauges and automatic climate control.
Performance & Handling
The 2010 Jaguar XJ's 385 horsepower 5.0L V-8 is plenty powerful and offers the best fuel economy of the range, but drive a model with the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, in either 470 or 510-horsepower trim, and you're likely to be addicted. Despite its size and heft, the XJ is surprisingly connected to the road and offers sporty handling that arguably matches the best in its class.
Front and side airbags are standard for the driver and passenger on the XJ. Side curtain airbags for both front and rear seat occupants are also standard. Dynamic safety features include standard Traction and Stability Control.
EPA Fuel Economy
Base: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway
Base/Supercharged LWB: 15mpg city/23 mpg highway
Supersport: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway
- Look-at-me styling
- Great steering
- Sporty handling
- Configurable digital gauges
- Top-notch interior
You Won't Like
- Supersized dimensions
- Tight rear headroom
- Some odd styling elements
- Missing some high-tech features
Poised to save Jaguar, again
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