2008 Jaguar XJ

At a Glance

Pricing $65,700 - $104,225
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.2l V8, 4.2l V8 S
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15-16 (city), 22-25 (highway)

The aluminum-bodied XJ is Jaguar's premium sedan. A 4.2L V-8 and 6-speed automatic assure excellent performance. The luxurious interior has generous amounts of Burl Walnut veneer and leather seats. The XJ8L stretched wheelbase model provides additional rear legroom. The Vanden Plas (based on the XJ8L chassis) offers power rear seats, even more wood trim, and exotic lamb's wool carpets. Performance enthusiasts will prefer the sporty XJR with its supercharged V-8, firmer suspension, 19-inch wheels with Brembo® brakes, and an aggressive mesh grille. The Super V8 model takes the supercharged 4.2L engine, mates it to the long wheelbase chassis, adds DVD Navigation, and a rear entertainment system with dual TV monitors.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
XJ8 4.2l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD $65,700
XJ8L 4.2l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD $69,200
XJ Vanden Plas 4.2l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD $76,075
XJR 4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) A6 RWD $83,575
XJ Super V8 4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) A6 RWD $94,075
XJ Super V8 Portfolio 4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) A6 RWD $104,225