Jaguar’s full-size cruiser is known for its sumptuous appointments, taut body and alert road manners. But what really sets the XJ apart isn’t so much its resume as its effortless elegance and sheer magnetism.
What's New for 2014
The Supersport model has been dropped, its performance duties assumed by the more powerful XJR. The normally aspired V8 departs as well, leaving only supercharged engines in the lineup.
New options include a rear-seat entertainment system, reclining and massaging rear seats and a 26-speaker Meridian audio system. All models now carry soft-close doors as standard equipment.
Choosing Your XJ
The XJ starts out with a classy wood and leather interior that’s packed with features like navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen, a flat-panel instrument screen with virtual gauges, and a premium Meridian audio system. You also get a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensor, a backup camera and a blind-spot warning system.
Beyond that, buyers have a choice two wheelbases and three supercharged engines spread across the wide model range:
There’s a $45,000 price spread between the top and bottom of the XJ line. It’s intended to cover a lot of market territory, so don’t be scared off by the six-figure prices of some models.