Recall Alert: 2013 Jaguar XF, XJ


Vehicles Affected: Three model-year 2013 Jaguar XF and XJ luxury sedans manufactured between March 26, 2013, and April 10, 2013.

The Problem: The certification label — which specifies the required gross vehicle weight rating, gross axle weight rating front and rear, manufacture date and country of manufacture — is missing. If the certification label does not specify all of the necessary info or the vehicle weight range, the vehicle could be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Jaguar will notify owners starting April 24, and dealers will reacquire the vehicles and provide a replacement vehicle, or a full refund of the purchase, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Jaguar at 855-524-8278, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 8, 2014 | Comments (3)

Jaguar Spoofs Mercedes' Chicken Ad


It's always fun to see car marketers duke it out, be in on billboards (and the occasional balloon) or ever-popular ads gone viral. Audi is usually the one taking swipes at its German competitors, but Jaguar has the latest ad — and it goes right after the icon of all luxury sedans, Mercedes-Benz's redesigned S-Class.

Naturally, you'd expect to see lots of fast-paced shots where an XJ thumps an S550 'round the Nürburgring, no? Well, there's none of that. In fact, no single vehicle is shown.

But there are chickens. Lots of chickens.

By Kelsey Mays | December 30, 2013 | Comments (5)

2013 Jaguar XJL: Family Review Checklist


When you have children, you need a car with lots of interior space that you can fill quickly and easily with kids and stuff. The 2013 Jaguar XJL, the long wheelbase version of the XJ, has this sought-after wealth of space, but it's not a great family car.

The XJL's 5 additional inches of rear legroom encourages lounging and luxuriating, which in my experience are things most appreciated by adults. You can stuff your children and their things into this sedan, but don't expect them to grasp its true beauty.

By Courtney Messenbaugh | November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Jaguar XJ: Test-Car Photo Gallery


Jaguar's flagship luxury sedan is a blend of traditional luxury and new fuel-efficient technology. For 2013, the XJ uses a new base engine, a 340-horsepower, supercharged V-6. It joins a normally aspirated 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 and a supercharged version of the V-8, good for 510 hp. New across the board are an eight-speed automatic transmission and a fuel-saving auto stop-start system.

Although the XJ is more fuel efficient, reviewer Kelsey Mays says the eight-speed is inferior to the transmission it replaces, and the start/stop system is intrusive. He also cautions shoppers about Jaguar’s poor reliability ratings, especially because of the high cost of entry.

By Jennifer Geiger | June 14, 2013 | Comments (4) Reviews the 2013 Jaguar XJ


Much of what we've come to expect from Jaguar is present and accounted for in the 2013 XJ: Interior materials are subtly luxurious; handling is precise; and the brand's reputation continues to be one of reliable unreliability. But reviewer Kelsey Mays was disappointed to see the driving experience suffer somewhat with the pairing of a new eight-speed automatic transmission with the sedan's also-new supercharged V-6; stubborn downshifting and accelerator lag had him missing last year's six-speed. Read Mays' review and decide whether you’d be better off waiting for the redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

2013 Jaguar XJ Review

By Matt Schmitz | June 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Jaguar XJ Video

Need convincing that full-size luxury sedans don't need a V-8 for a fun driving experience? reviewer Kelsey Mays says you need look no further than the 2013 Jaguar XJ. The XJ's supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 offers plenty of acceleration and torque to power its remarkably light frame around the curves of a winding road. Simulated gauges and touch-screen responsiveness come up a little short, and Jaguar has earned a rep for being reliably unreliable — but you might be having too much fun to care. Watch the video above.

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By Matt Schmitz | May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Jaguar XJR at the 2013 New York Auto Show


  • Competes with: Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Looks like: Some R-specific exterior styling tweaks give Jaguar’s flagship a meaner look
  • Drivetrain: Supercharged 550-hp 5.0-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic
  • Hits dealerships: TBD

Jaguar took the wraps off what it says is the highest-performance XJ ever. The 2014 XJR is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that the automaker says is good for 550 horsepower and 502 pounds-feet of torque — a considerable power bump for 2014. Top-line versions of the 2013 XJ wring 510 hp from the 5.0-liter.

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The new XJR has a top speed of 174 mph, and the automaker estimates a blistering 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission carries over to the 2014 model, as does the engine start/stop system.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 26, 2013 | Comments (3) Family Reviews the 2012 Jaguar XJL


The 2012 Jaguar XJL isn’t a car built with families in mind. The five-seat sedan is about luxury and performance, and it masters those areas, says Family reviewer Courtney Messenbaugh. However, families can make the long-wheelbase XJL work for them if they’re willing to go with fewer items in the trunk. Courtney’s family lived without a few items that they couldn’t fit into the XJL because driving the V-8-powered car up mountain roads “provided more enjoyment than whatever it was we didn’t bring,” she says in her review.

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By Jennifer Newman | October 3, 2012 | Comments (3)

What Does This Button Do?

Among the 2012 Jaguar XJL Portfolio's gadgetry is a checkered flag button that looks somewhat out of place in the extended-wheelbase luxury liner. Checkered flags are synonymous with racing, so the button looks more at home in the high-performance Jaguar XKR and XFR in which it also appears. What's it doing in the plush $80,000 XJL? 

Though it may seem out of place, the XJL's checkered flag button performs a similar function as its higher-performance siblings.

By Joe Bruzek | August 7, 2012 | Comments (3) Reviews the 2012 Jaguar XJ


Buying a luxury car in the price range of the Jaguar XJ has a lot to do with exclusivity. Because it’s rare to see it on the road,’s Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder suggests that the XJ stands out versus the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series. Oh, and it’s competitive in all those other important areas like power, handling and braking. He does find many reasons to think twice about the XJ in his full review.

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By David Thomas | August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

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