2016 Jaguar XJ Review

With the recent announcement of the release of the 2016 Jaguar XJ vehicle, fans are going to get an updated exterior look, a lot more technological upgrades on the inside, and more choices when it comes to the model  iterations that can be chosen from. What is going to be interesting this time is the choices in models that are available. The XJ offers eight different models to choose from, where you can also find several long-wheelbase variants that have more luxury and comfort than the other ones.

2016 Jaguar XJ exterior, alloy wheels

The Jaguar XJ has been released on the US market in 2011 for the first time. Since then the look and the vehicle has gotten a bit stale, so it is prime time to refresh it and shake it up a bit. They are planning to do that with technological upgrades that are going to match the contemporary options of modern vehicles. Also, adding aluminum construction is something that will upgrade the performance and make the vehicles lighter. Lastly, the design was already a timeless one, so to say, but with the added aggressive and modern elements to the mixture it will keep the car fresh for a longer period that is to come.

2016 Jaguar XJ side view, alloy wheels

The 2016 Jaguar XJ starts its sales in 2016 and the prices have already been revealed. Now the question remains will it manage to swim with the big fish in the segment. BMW and Audi are respectively coming out with their own picks and Jaguar is right there with them, but how long will they manage to hold on. Read the rest of the review to find out the newest specs and aspects of the XJ luxury sedan car.

2016 Jaguar XJ exterior

2016 Jaguar XJ front view,headlights and grille

The thing with the Jaguar cars is that they are all good looking, and the 2016 Jaguar XJ exterior appearance does not run from that premise either. The vehicle does not incorporate a revolutionary style at all, but in fact comes with a pretty good one which tweaks up the previous one a bit and gives is a fresh start. This was done by revising the front part of the car and giving it an upgraded front fascia. The XJ also has a new grille which is larger and has a meshed pattern. The front end is concluded with a redesigned bumper that has chrome surrounds and some lower air intakes. The headlights have adaptive LEDs with automatic high beams. The back side has oval-shaped taillights that also have LED features while the exhaust tips at the real have a similar oval shape as well.

2016 Jaguar XJ rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Jaguar has managed to incorporate a few upgrades to the exterior look of the car by making its performance a lot better as well. This means reducing the overall curb weight of the car which has been done with the inclusion of an all-aluminum construction. You can now choose between a standard addition and the one with a longer-wheelbase as well. The standard ones are the XJ R-Sport, XJ R-Sport AWD, XJ Supercharged, and the XJR, while the ones with a longer wheelbase are the XJL Portfolio, XJL Portfolio AWD, XJL Supercharged, and XJR LWB. The ones with the standard wheelbase have exterior enhancements that include new aero, while the ones with a longer wheelbase have a new interior trim which enhances their sportiness or their luxury on the inside.

Interior

2016 Jaguar XJ steering wheel and leather seats

The inside of the 2016 Jaguar XJ is described with only one word, and that is plush. The inside of the vehicle is very luxurious and very good looking which is the prime characteristic of the Jag vehicles. It uses soft grain perforated leather seats that have contrast stitching, contrast piping and a necessary embossed “leaper” Jaguar logo on them. Sport models enhance the comfort of the seats with  eight-by-eight-way power front seats with four-way lumbar support, while the Supercharged models go one up higher and have 14-by-14-way power seats with four-way lumbar support. You can get these kinds of seats on the in XJ R-Sport models in the optional Comfort Pack. The XJL Portfolio and XJL Supercharged models are actually more comfort orientated trims and add 14-by-14-way power seats and four-way lumbar adjustments fitted as standard and comfy seating surfaces with a diamond pattern.

2016 Jaguar XJ interior, back seat

The infotainment part is also a strong side of the XJ vehicles. This is achieved with a standard InControl Touch Pro system that every XJ has. The system is powered by a quad-core Intel processor and has 60-GB solid-state drive. You control it with a eight-inch capacitive touch-screen which is fully customizable to your personal use. You also have a secondary screen that you can use for navigation which is paced in the updated instrument cluster which gives you a better sight while driving. You can also control your system and access it with an InControl Remote app that also does the same work by connecting it with the base. The vehicle is a technological wonder and is something that will provide you with immense comfort and pleasure.

Engine

2016 Jaguar XJ engine

The 2016 Jaguar XJ is going to be powered by either V-6 or V-8 line of engines that are going to be carried over and include contemporary enhancements like direct injection, stop-start fuel-saving technology, all-aluminum construction, variable valve timing and such. To start things off is the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that produces 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque and can be used both with an RWD or AWD. Next in line is the 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that can either be tuned to produce 470 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque or 550 horsepower and 680 pound-feet of torque. Both engine choices come offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF.

2016 Jaguar XJ engine view

Price and release date

Fans will be happy to know that the 2016 Jaguar XJ lineup becomes available for sale in spring 2016 when the release date is set. The prices are as follows, XJ R-Sport- $74,400, XJ R-Sport AWD- $77,900, XJ Supercharged- $92,000 and XJR- $118,000  for the standard wheelbase ones. The long wheelbase ones come with a price tag of XJ Portfolio- $83,200, XJ Portfolio AWD- $86,700, XJL Supercharged- $95,000 and XJR LWB- $121,000.

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2016 Jaguar XJ front angle, grille and headlights

2016 Jaguar XJ taillights and alloy wheels

2016 Jaguar XJ steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

2016 Jaguar XJ side angle, blue color