2008 Jaguar XJ  -  $64,500


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $64,500
Base Invoice: $58,755
Destination Charge: $665
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn XJ8
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Sdn XJ8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.2L DOHC MPFI 32-valve V8 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Jaguar XJ sedan is available with two engines, in two different lengths--short wheelbase (SWB) and long wheelbase (LWB)--in a total of five models. LWB models are stretched by five inches between the front and rear wheels compared to the SWB models, yielding 4.5 inches more rear legroom while having the same trunk space.

The base XJ8 has a 300-horsepower, 4.2L V8 and the SWB body style; the XJ8 L keeps the same equipment but adds the LWB body style, with its expanded back-seat space. Next up is the luxurious Vanden Plas, which also uses the 300-horsepower engine and the LWB body style. The Super V8 is equipped in a similarly opulent fashion, but comes with a 400-horsepower, supercharged version of the 4.2L V8. The supercharged engine is also offered on the sporty XJR model, which uses the shorter body.

Both engines have aluminum construction with chain-driven overhead camshafts, and include a six-speed automatic transmission. The supercharged engine gets two high-efficiency intercoolers, a twin-pump fuel system, and forged, oil-cooled pistons to handle the extra forces. The supercharged models can accelerate to 60 mph in only 5.0 seconds. Yet the XJ has better fuel economy than most other cars in its class, with EPA estimates of 16 city, 25 highway.

Aluminum alloys are also used extensively throughout the XJ's body construction, which enables it to be significantly lighter than most other vehicles its size. It's strong as well; Jaguar says that the aluminum front structure can withstand impacts of up to 10 mph with no damage to the main bodyshell. The sheetmetal is also designed for easy collision repair.

The interior is especially roomy in LWB models, where back-seat occupants have picnic trays that fold down from the back of the front seats. With optional equipment, rear-seat occupants can also have dual entertainment screens and individual audio inputs. In the Super V8, there's full four-way power adjustment for outboard back-seat occupants, and the climate-control system has four zones.

Supercharged models get a number of upgrades to manage the increased power, including larger performance disc brakes on all four wheels and revised suspension settings. Across the line, the Enhanced Computer Active Suspension Technology (ECATS) system controls damping characteristics to assure both a smooth ride and crisp handling.

Materials vary depending on the model. Standard XJ8 and XJ8 L models get soft-grain leather trim with piping in a range of colors, and Burl Walnut veneers are included. Vanden Plas and Super V8 models get Peruvian boxwood or optional Elm veneers. The supercharged XJR gets aluminum exterior finish details, rather than the chrome embellishments found on other models.

All XJ models come very well equipped, but top features in the line include radar-based adaptive cruise control, front park control, a 320-watt Alpine sound system, a voice-activated navigation system, and a rear DVD entertainment system with dual screens.


Value Writeup

With an enhanced appearance for 2008, Jaguar's XJ sedans offer a uniquely British look and feel compared to the luxury competition, and the long-wheelbase models in particular offer vast back-seat space without significantly sacrificing maneuverability. According to Jaguar, the long wheelbase XJ models are the longest in their class--longer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7-Series. Acceleration and handling with either the standard engine or the supercharged engine is impressive, as is fuel-efficiency, and the ride is as smooth as any rival's.


Pros

Strong acceleration; plush ride; fuel efficiency compared to rivals; back-seat space (LWB models).


Model News

Jaguar's big XJ luxury sedan gets a number of cosmetic changes inside and out for 2008. The front end has been revised, there's a new rear aero spoiler, a rear chrome strip, and a restyled rear bumper, and there are new "power vents" gracing the car's sides. The standard wheel size has been increased to 19 inches, and three new exterior colors are added to the lineup.

Inside, all models get a new seat design with "sew-style" trim and a standard heated function with optional cooling, along with the advantage of increased rear legroom. Also, the Bluetooth hands-free interface can now pair up to five phones.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
562.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.2L/257

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
105 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
38.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Wheelbase
119.4 in

Length, Overall
200.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
83.0 in

Height, Overall
57.0 in

Track Width, Front
61.3 in

Track Width, Rear
60.9 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
16.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3770 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.14 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.63 in

Front Tire Size
P255/40R19

Rear Tire Size
P255/40R19

Spare Tire Size
P255/40R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 0.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

4.2L DOHC MPFI 32-valve V8 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Electronic all-speed traction control

Rear wheel drive

4-wheel independent suspension-inc: enhanced computer active suspension technology (ECATS) w/independent front/rear control

P255/40HR19 all-season tires

19" x 8.5" "Polaris" alloy wheels

Full-size spare tire w/matching alloy wheel

Speed-sensitive variable-ratio pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/active brake booster

Electric parking brake-inc: drive-away release

Pwr tilt/slide glass moonroof w/one-touch open/close

Body-color bumpers w/bright blades

Body-color rear spoiler

Bright trunk lid finisher

Body-color front fender vents

Bright upper mesh & black lower mesh grille

Xenon HID headlamps-inc: pwr wash

Front/rear fog lamps

LED tail lamps w/bright bezels

Electrochromic heated pwr mirrors w/memory

Body-color mirror caps

Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Pwr 16-way front bucket seats-inc: pwr lumbar, driver memory, pwr head restraints

Fixed rear bench seat w/manual outboard head restraints

Soft-grain leather seat trim-inc: ruched pleats, piping

3-stage heated front/rear seats

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Front center armrest w/(2) cupholders, tilt/slide lid, climate controls

(2) rear cupholders

Wood/leather pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Wood-trimmed shifter

Trip computer w/message center

Tire pressure monitoring system

Rear park control-inc: (4) sensors

Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down for all windows

Keyless entry system-inc: 4-button remote, trunk release

Cruise control

Perimeter alarm w/automatic drive-away locking

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Programmable garage door opener

Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory

Automatic dual-zone climate control system w/pollen air filter, outside temp indicator

Rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: 140-watt sound system, (8) speakers

CD changer pre-wire

Bluetooth wireless connectivity

(4) 12V pwr outlets w/(2) cigar lighters

Molded dash trim

Burled walnut veneer

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Roof console w/switches for garage door opener, map/interior lights, moonroof, park control, sunblind & provision for voice/phone microphone

Cloth color-keyed headliner

Cloth covered visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/active brake booster

Driver/front passenger frontal airbags

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Side-curtain airbags

(4) occupancy sensors in passenger A-post, seat, headliner & center console

Airbag deactivation warning light in passenger side fascia veneer

3-point safety belts w/pretensioners for all seating positions

Child safety rear door locks

Emergency interior trunk release

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Electronic all-speed traction control

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SPECIAL ORDER PAINT
$1,000

 
BURL WALNUT INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ELM VENEER INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG
$1,200

 
NAVIGATION W/SATELLITE RADIO PKG
$2,750

 
NAVIGATION W/HD RADIO PKG
$2,800

 
DVD-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/TOUCH-SCREEN CONTROL
$2,300

 
CLIMATE CONTROLLED FRONT SEATS
$550

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$400

 
FRONT PARK CONTROL
$250

 
19" "SABRE" CHROME ALLOY WHEEL
$1,400

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