In-depth reviews

Jaguar XJ owner reviews

“The Jaguar XJ looks and drives better than many large luxurious saloons, but there are only diesel engines offered"

Carbuyer Rating

3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.6 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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thumbs up79%of people would recommend this car to a friend

Common Problems

  • Electrics (12 cases)
  • Other (10 cases)
  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Engine (1 case)
  • Brakes, Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 71

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Long Portfolio AWD 3.0

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
I just love it, before this car, my dad used to borrow me his Jaguar XJR 1997 and since I met the British touch, well I just fell in love with the Jaguar XJ series, now yes when I say British touch I meant the British touch in Jaguar but I do not say that I might not buy someday a new Range Rover in the Autobiography series.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

16
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has not required many repairs over the years. Most satisfactory.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

15
Tell us what you think about your car?
good so far, only had one small niggle that was easily fixed
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has run perfectly since buying it in March.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Tell us what you think about your car?
The x300 (xj6) was known for its reliability since ford bought jaguar over they are relatively simple for diy. Parts are easily sourced through breakers for easy money
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had no problems whatsoever
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Faultless
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Premium Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It does things adiquately but not well - computer slow to react to comands, satnav laggs behind the car, car gets moved around road by the road surface - tram lined, can't read the clock at night as no illumination on fingers ! Hard disc cd takes 15 mins to copy one cd, the electronics are all very slow !
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Soveriegn, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Beautiful old luxury made affordable with lpg.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

xjs, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, , Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is best car to drive and this is my 5th. Jaguar xj
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sovereign, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is excellent, the best
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

leather, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sovereign, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Delighted
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

XJ8 sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Served me well, garage not franchised has proved invaluable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Supersport

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
In my opinion it drives better than a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Powerful and always makes me smile. Pure class
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3.0 ltr

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
A real step up from the equivalent XF or the previous XJ (much better dynamics). Sporty yet fairly light on fuel consumption with truly gorgeous steering and handling. And the looks? - exquisite from the outside and really beautiful and engaging within.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Top Drawer
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not one thing wrong with it - ever!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
100%
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
No failures in 2 years
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
Absolutely superb
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
fully reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

XJR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport Premium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

na, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Surprisingly relaible and an excellent performance bargain.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

XJR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1997

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not perfect but full of character
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Premium, , Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Simply a brilliant car for me in retirement.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LWB Portfolio

Year

2012

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Having previously been the owner of several prestige vehicles that include BMW, Audi A6 Mercedes S & GL class and Range Rovers I decided to opt for my most recent purchase being a long wheel base Jaguar XJ Portfolio. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive, refined quiet and extremely powerful. It's fully loaded with many optional extras which all come in useful and more importantly all work. A truly well built and one of a kind British icon.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3.0 diesel

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic car delivering performance, pace and grace. Very well designed modern feel unlike s class or 7 series. Packed with extras - one to buy is xjl with the extra legroom very comfortable for all. Only issue is entertainment system crashing with phone causing the problem which freezes system which left over night will flatten battery. Only other fault was the car shutting down round a bend when rear suspension warning light came on in red which meant no power steering and car became very heavy to steer and control.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Issues with stop light casing and door seals making a noise.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
absolutely no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has suffered niggling electronic problems like other Jaguars I have owned.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Tell us what you think about your car?
Does what its supposed to and great to own
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Xjl diesel portfolio

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bought car 2nd hand 12 months old with 1600 miles on the clock from Jaguar UK. Arrived as new. From the start this is the best car I have ever owned. It's a joy to drive, I agree you are not as cocooned as in an s class but it feels as though you are connected to the tarmac when the s class can feel a bit isolated. It's easy to position and the steering is quick and precise. It's quick enough for me - sport settings and manual gear changes give you the chance to feel engaged but auto is pure waft. Its certainly frugal compared with other large cars I have owned. The interior is a lovely place to be....leather and more leather and a wrap around feel that makes you want to be there. The virtual instruments are the best I have ever encountered. It's possible to read them in bright direct sunlight and I cannot see why other criticise them. The audio is excellent, 20 speakers do their bit to bathe the passengers in uncluttered pure sound. It's possible to enjoy the music and hold a conversation at the same time, such is the cabin soundproofing. I never travel in the back preferring to drive but my passengers have all commented on how spacious the car is. It's the long wheelbase variant and if I had this much room on a plane I would be delighted. A friend of mine is more than 6' and he fits in the back without complaint. More than 6' and head room could be an issue. My only slight gripe (if any at all) is the satnav. It's not intuitive, poorly designed, gives too much information and difficult to set......(I can work a video!) The car has radar controlled cruise control and this is fabulous. Takes a bit of getting used to but on mindless motorway journeys it feels like you are cheating. Headlights that steer round corners are a revelation, the extra steering lamps are so useful on country lanes. I would mention that the rear facing camera for reversing is essential. Visibility out of the back is poor at best but the parking aids make it possible to park as any other car. I'm sure many of the features are common on many large exec cars these days but try one, you will not be disappointed. You may even feel you are helping to fly the flag to some extent. Did I mention the dealership? I was not pressured into buying the car, no unwanted phone calls after my first enquiry. The car sold itself. I have never felt so valued as a customer and nothing is too much trouble. Might be my dealer, but others with Jaguar cars have told me they feel the same. I do not regret buying this car for a minute.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Soveriegn, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb. Unfortunately the newest model (2010 my) is ugly!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Portfolio, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Soveridn, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is a great car but dealership ripped me off on a key and alarm issue and car was worse when i got it back
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Long Wheelbase, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I preferred the previous jag models and should have got the 2010 supercharged xj, but they didn't have any in stock.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

XJR Sports, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its a great prestige low mileage toy: part of my very satisfying mid-life crisis!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport Premium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
XJL as bought from showroom at aged 8 years old. It has been six months since I owed it. I felt Lexus LS 430 & the Lexus LS 600h would be risky in Scotland in case it needs repairs we have main dealers Lexus Branches in major cities in Scotland. The Range Rover / Jaguar group seems to be very well known in Scotland for repairs if needed those can be investigated by Scottish garages far more than Lexus LS. The new style Jaguar XJL D V6 is therefore indeed noticeable to the public they appear to like it. Apart from the restricted performance light that comes on for to reason. And the DPF yeah the tax con? big money. And to top that there was no spacesaver spare wheel and wheel jack. Setting all that to one side. The XJL comes with great leather and the two sunroofs and leather surroundings leather steering wheel aircon great music ballace all round this new Jag is very eye catching indeed. The long wheel base is a problem parking in Aberdeen. There seems very little problems with the car. Shame regarding the DPF however this can be resolved.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Issues with tyre pressure sensors, low battery and jerky gear change.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has been excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Standard, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good for 124000 miles
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

executive, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Outstanding
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Daimler, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Gentleman's carriage of excellence
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sovereign, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfect retired mans boys toy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sovereign, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Utterly comfortable and relaxing to drive long distances.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sovereign, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best car jaguar has ever made.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Other

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
it's good apart from a few little niggles
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's never failed to go.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

xjr, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

XJ8, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3.2 Executive, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Top of the range, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Performance, luxury and sheer presence
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sports, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
This car is everything i had hoped it would be. I like cars which are individual, that's why i have chosen an older car which i then had some restoration work done. I'd looked at mercs and bm's but they were so innocuous. These jags have a great classic shape, drives superb and handles like a dream. Even a trip to the supermarket is enjoyable, and there just isn't an affordable new car on the market that in anyway fits into what i want in a car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport Premium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New