For 2017, buyers should expect the XJ to project excellence, English sophistication, and exclusivity. Some of its pros include lots of standard equipment, chic cabin style, agile V8 powerplants, and nimble handling among others. Also, the trim has been expanded to accommodate two more trims: the XJR-Sport and XJ Autobiography. The XJ is slated to be released to dealerships across the U.S sometime mid-next year.
The XJ is neither traditional-minded as the German marques nor extravagant as the Italian. It is plainly characterized by a unique British indulgence and a sophisticated and modern designed exterior and interior design. It undoubtedly achieves a different goal through a dynamic pace and competence.
It debut will see it offered in either long-wheelbase or regular versions just as the 2015 XJ version, as well as a choice of RWD and AWD drive systems mated to three supercharged engines. With its versatility, the XJ will with no doubt suit a variety of budgets, drivers/chauffeurs and climates.
Choosing the limousine-like long-wheelbase sedan will get you heating and massaging, two laptop sized business tables, an entertainment package, and twin power-operated rear seats with ventilation systems. In addition, numerous optional packages will further sweeten the deal with lots of luxurious amenities available.
The cons to owning an XJ include less-advanced and fewer tech features than competition, an outdated infotainment system, and a crampy backseat. Some of its alternatives include 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and 2017 Audi A8.
Jaguar XJ – Available Trims
The fresh Jaguar XJ for 2017 is available in either XJ (regular) or XJL (LWB) variants. The regular variant is available in base, Supercharged, and top-rated XJR trims, while the long-wheelbase variant is available in Supercharged, portfolio, and XJR trims. Others are XJR-Sport and XJ Autobiography. The XJ8 is reviewed separately.
2017 Jaguar XJ Exterior & Interior Review
Expect the base XJ to come equipped with adaptive automatic wipers, 19” wheels, keyless ignition and entry, driver-adjustable throttle and steering settings, front and aft parking sensors, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, bi-xenon headlights, self-leveling and adaptive suspension, and shift paddles. Others include heated steering wheel, driver memory settings, a power trunk lid, soft-close doors, a power telescopic and tilt steering wheel, heated rear seats, and heated eight-way power front seats.
Entertainment features for the base trim include a navigation system, an 8” infotainment system, satellite and HD radio, a CD player, USB connection, digital music storage, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 14-speaker premium sound system, and voice controls.
The Front Seat Comfort package in addition to the above comes equipped with 14-way power front seats, ventilated and heated seats, and passenger seat memory functions. The Portfolio package adds ventilated and heated rear seats, interior trim, more exterior paint, headliner material choices, automatic climate control (dual zone), a faux sued headliner, and extended leather upholstery. Picking the Visibility package gets you automatic high-beam control, and LED headlamps.
Stepping up to the XJ Supercharged should get you a tauter suspension tuning, red brake calipers, 14-way sport seats, a front splitter, summer performance tires, larger brakes, an active rear differential, 20-speaker sound system, deck lid spoiler, exclusive interior and exterior trim details, 20” wheels, and a supercharged V8. Top-of-the-line XJR comes with exclusive 20” wheels, a quad-tip exhaust, most potent V8 engine, and XJR-specific suspension tuning.
Stand-alone options include a 26-speaker Meridian surround system, adaptive cruise control, heated windshield, automatic braking, and collision warning system.
Release Date & 2017 Jaguar XJ Price
An MSRP starting from 74,500USD is all you need to get the base 2017 Jaguar XJ sedan, and about 121,000 USD for the XJR LWB model. The XJ is slated to be released to dealerships across the U.S sometime mid-next year.
Engine Specs – 2017 Jaguar XJ
Featuring a V6 supercharged 3.0L engine rated at 370 horsepower and 340lbs. of torque is both the 2017 Jaguar XJ base and Portfolio trims. All-wheel-drive system is optional, while the RWD and the automatic transmission are standard.
The EPA ratings for the 2015 version stand at 19/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the 2WD model. Those for the 4WD stand at 17/23/19 mpg.
Stepping up to the XJ Supercharged model gets you an output of 480 hp and 500 pounds of torque from a supercharged 5.0L V8 powerplant.
The higher performance version of the above engine cranks out 560 hp and 520 pounds of torque for the range-topping XJR trim.