Recall Alert: 2013 Jaguar XJ

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Vehicles Affected: About 70 model-year 2013 Jaguar XJ luxury sedans manufactured between May 21, 2012, and July 10, 2012

The Problem: The generic software calibration installed on the vehicles' restraints control module may not meet the specification for proper operation of the supplemental restraint system, putting occupants at increased risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Jaguar will begin notifying owners July 29, and dealers will upload new software for the restraints control module for free.

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

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Jaguar XJ, XF, XK

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Vehicles Affected: About 297 model-year 2013-2014 Jaguar XJ sedans, XF sedans and XK sports cars

The Problem: The toe links, which control the alignment of the rear wheels, can separate from the rear subframe. This could cause a loss of vehicle stability and directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Jaguar will notify owners starting around May 27, and dealers will replace the nut and washer assembly on the rear toe links for free.

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

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By Matt Schmitz | April 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013 Jaguar XF, XJ

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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 www.safercar.gov for more info.

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

Jaguar Spoofs Mercedes' Chicken Ad

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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

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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

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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, Cars.com 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)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Jaguar XJ

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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 Cars.com 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.

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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? Cars.com 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

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  • 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)

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Jaguar XJL

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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 Cars.com 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)

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