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Q: Is Jaguar a luxury brand?

A: Yes, England-based Jaguar is considered to be a luxury vehicle brand. They are perhaps best known for their luxury sedans, SUVs, and sports cars.

Q: Does Jaguar have a 3-row SUV?

A: No; currently, the largest SUV the Jaguar brand offers is the F-Pace, a two-row SUV seating up to five passengers.

Q: Is Jaguar discontinuing the XJ?

A: Yes, it has been reported that production of the Jaguar XJ sedan ceased in July of 2019, though there have been rumors that it will be brought back as a battery/electric sedan for the 2020 model year. As of October 2019, Jaguar has not confirmed or denied these rumors.

Q: Why is the Jaguar named after an animal?

A: The car maker's original name was actually "The Swallow Sidecar Company," with the Jaguar being one of the vehicle models. The shareholders decided to change the company's name to "Jaguar" in 1945; it is believed this name, along the with jumping jaguar logo, was chosen to symbolize speed, strength, and grace.

About Jaguar

Originally founded in 1922 as The Swallow Sidecar Company in Whitley, England, Jaguar is a popular maker of luxury sedans, SUVs, and sports cars. One of their more widely known vehicles is the full-size XJ sedan, which was first released in 1968. More recent model years, including the 2019 XJ, offer generous standard equipment such as a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine at 340 hp, a self-leveling suspension, and a panoramic sunroof. 

Meanwhile, the Jaguar F-Pace compact SUV offers a more spacious cabin with 33.5 cubic feet of storage behind its second row of seats (2018 model year). Its base supercharged engine, selectable drive modes, 11-speaker sound system, and panoramic sunroof offer an enjoyable ride for drivers and passengers alike.

Those interested in a Jaguar sports car may want to check out the F-Type convertible, which boasts a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 296 hp in its 2018 model year and all-wheel drive. Additional features include an active sport exhaust, sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, and leather/simulated suede upholstery throughout.

From sleek sports cars and elegant sedans to spacious SUVs, the Jaguar brand is known for delivering luxury to every drive.

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Jaguar reliability rating (by RepairPal)

RepairPal gave Jaguar an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Jaguar 31st out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all Jaguar models is $715, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Jaguar owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 2.5 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 15% across all Jaguar models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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