2018 Jaguar XJ

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Jaguar XJ highlights

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  • Choice of supercharged engines
  • Available AWD
  • Agile handling


  • Rear seats don’t fold to accommodate long cargo
  • Trunk is somewhat shallow and small
  • Front seat could be more spacious

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 23 highway, 18 combined

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Lively and well-appointed luxury sedan

The 2018 Jaguar XJ is a quick, quiet, and comfortable luxury sedan that exudes classically elegant style. Choose from standard-wheelbase models (XJ R-Sport and XJ Supercharged) and long-wheelbase models (XJL Portfolio and XJL Supercharged) to find the size that suits you best. 2018-model-year updates include a frameless rearview mirror, an enhanced infotainment system with a larger 10-inch touchscreen, and additional standard driver-assistance features. Whichever Jaguar XJ you choose, you’ll enjoy a well-equipped luxury car that’s sure to turn heads wherever you take it.

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What is new for the 2018 Jaguar XJ?

  • XJ trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment this year.

2018 Jaguar XJ trims

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  • 340-hp, 332-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • A/C Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • View our Jaguar XJ R-Sport inventory


  • Includes all features available on the R-Sport
  • 470-hp, 424-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Seat Massagers
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels

L Portfolio:

  • Includes all features available on the Supercharged
  • 124.3 inch wheelbase

L Supercharged:

  • Includes all features available on the L Portfolio
  • No significant upgrades found on the L Supercharged

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Jaguar XJ

1. Two powerful engine options 

The 2018 Jaguar XJ is a sporty luxury car that offers pleasing power for everyday driving. You’ll get a supercharged 340-hp 3.0L V6 engine that makes 332 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed transmission and standard rear-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive (XJ R-Sport and XJL Portfolio). Looking for sports car acceleration? Opt for the XJ Supercharged or XJL Supercharged to get a supercharged 470-hp 5.0L V8 engine that makes 424 lb-ft of torque. With the V8 engine, this luxury sedan can go from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). 

2. Confident handling 

Want a full-size sedan that handles like a much smaller car? With its all-aluminum body, the 2018 Jaguar XJ is lightweight and agile, offering the responsiveness you need for every maneuver. Adjustable steering and throttle settings enable you to personalize your drive, and self-leveling suspension provides premium ride comfort and control. You’ll appreciate the XJ’s ample grip and modest body roll, delivering capable handling on twisty backroads. This luxury sedan is a competent and lively companion for all your adventures. 

3. Comfortable interior 

If you’re looking for a luxury car that isolates you from the outside world, the 2018 Jaguar XJ is an excellent choice. The cabin is whisper-quiet at any speed, allowing you to enjoy a conversation or indulge in peaceful tranquility. Standard power-adjustable front seats with four-way lumbar support — along with standard heated and ventilated seats in the front and rear — ensure premium comfort. Back-seat passengers will appreciate the generous 43.7 inches of legroom in XJL Portfolio and XJL Supercharged models, as well as two available individual reclining seats with massage programs and memory. 

4. Helpful driver aids 

Want to boost your confidence on the road? As standard, the 2018 Jaguar XJ has a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring with closing vehicle sensing, reverse traffic detection, and traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter. For the 2018 model year, the XJ adds standard lane departure warning with lane keep assist, as well as a drowsy driver warning system (RWD only). If your car has the available surround camera system, you’ll appreciate the new-for-2018 forward traffic detection feature. 

5. Enhanced tech features 

The 2018 Jaguar XJ benefits from an updated infotainment system with a 10-inch central touchscreen, software that enables split-screen operation, and an available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.

You’ll also enjoy Bluetooth® and smartphone app connectivity, SiriusXM® Radio, and HD Radio. Listening to your favorite tunes is a blast with the standard 20-speaker Meridian surround sound system. With the available 26-speaker Meridian system, microphones above every seat channel passengers’ voice through the speakers and adjust speech and music volume to ensure comfortable conversation. 

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RepairPal gave the Jaguar XJ an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks Jaguar XJ 47th out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Jaguar XJ features and specs

L Portfolio 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Meridian Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Rear Entertainment System

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Supercharged Gas

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Leg room

F 41.5"/R 44.1"

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