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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 BremboŽ 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 MPG VjI Base Price
XJ8 4.2l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD 16/25/20 $65,700
XJ8L 4.2l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD 16/25/20 $69,200
XJ Vanden Plas 4.2l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD 16/25/20 $76,075
XJR 4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 $83,575
XJ Super V8 4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 $94,075
XJ Super V8 Portfolio 4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 $104,225