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's 3 Series-Fighter Finally Announced, Named


Jaguar announced today that an all-new midsize sedan is on the way for 2015, and it will be called the Jaguar XE.

The company also revealed that the new car will be based on an aluminum chassis with new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. There was no mention if these will be turbocharged engines, but we assume they will be because the automaker claims they're "all-new." It sounds like Jaguar is ditching the turbo 2.0-liter in the current XF sedan.

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Jaguar also said there would be a "full range" of engine choices, including one topping 186 mph, so this BMW 3 Series competitor will likely pack more than just a four-cylinder.

Jaguar has been without a car in this segment since the much-maligned X-Type was discontinued in 2009. It enters a competitive segment with not only the 3 Series but also a redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the soon-to-be-updated Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Volvo S60, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 250 and Acura's new TLX.

The only XE image that Jaguar released (above) doesn't look remarkably different from the XF sedan, but we'll see more when the production versions are revealed "later this year."

By David Thomas | March 4, 2014 | Comments (2)

Toyota, Ford Top Consumer Reports' Brand-Perception Survey


People love Toyota but think Land Rover stinks, according to Consumer Reports' 2014 Car-Brand Perception Survey. The magazine quantified Toyota's brand image to an indexed score of 145, which put it ahead of second-place Ford (120 points), third-place Honda (109) and Chevrolet (105). On the flip side, Land Rover's 4-point index score placed it last; sister brand Jaguar scored just 9 points.

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Consumer Reports said brand perception reflects how consumers view auto brands across seven categories: quality, safety, performance, value, fuel economy, design/style and technology/innovation. Myriad factors, from marketing and recalls to actual hands-on experience and awards, influence the scores. And it's those categories — in that order of importance — that consumers find most important in cars, the magazine said.

By Kelsey Mays | February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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)

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe: Up Close


There isn't one body line, curve or crease that looks out of place on the Jaguar F-Type coupe. The way the roofline stretches back into the rear deck and the rear fenders jut out over the wheels is perfect enough to make you forget the F-Type first debuted as a convertible.

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Ogling the F-Type coupe is like looking at an entirely new car.

By Joe Bruzek | November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Photo Gallery (13 Photos)


Consistent with its purported Darth Vader-inspired design cues, the debuting 2015 Jaguar F-Type coupe made a red-laser-beam-accented arrival Tuesday night on the eve of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show like it was landing at the Death Star. The fervently anticipated coupe version of the rear-wheel-drive luxury performance car — Jaguar's first proper sports car in decades — follows the convertible version introduced for the 2014 model year. But the coupe's topline trim packs a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 550 horsepower, an 11 percent increase over the roadster's best effort.

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Take note of the smooth, pillar-free body side, courtesy of a single piece of pressed aluminum. Abundant leather with contrast stitching covers the instrument panel and interior, while trunk space has expanded thanks to the new body style. Check out the gallery below. photos by Joe Bruzek.

By Matt Schmitz | November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show


Competes with: Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi RS 5
Looks like: A proper Jaguar coupe with all the right curves
Drivetrain: 340- or 380-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6; 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2014

The F-Type convertible may have debuted first, but it was merely a tease for the gorgeous F-Type coupe Jaguar revealed this week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. We couldn't help wonder, nor could our readers, how soon the coupe would debut after the convertible. From our first impressions, it seems like the wait was worth it, though we already had a hunch of what to expect based on Jaguar's C-X16 concept from a few years ago to which the production version stays faithful.

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The F-Type convertible already impressed us with its dedicated sports-car athleticism. The coupe takes the F-Type's sports-car commitment to the next level as the automaker says it's the most torsional rigid production Jaguar ever. With all that rigidity, Jaguar deemed it a perfect fit for the F-Type coupe's range-topping F-Type R with 550 horsepower. The R is now the most powerful F-Type, adding 55 horsepower over the convertible's most powerful F-Type V8 S. The F-Type R coupe is good for zero to 60 mph in an estimated 4.0 seconds.

By Joe Bruzek | November 20, 2013 | Comments (3)

Will the Jaguar F-Type Come as a Coupe?

"Will the Jaguar F-Type come as a coupe?"


By Rick Popely | November 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe To Bow in L.A.


Jaguar's gorgeous C-X16 concept has already inspired one new production vehicle, the 2014 F-Type convertible, and Jaguar just gave us a glimpse of the second. The all-aluminum 2015 F-Type coupe will go on sale in spring 2014.

"We've been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the F-Type convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports coupe is a uniquely satisfying process — and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-Type coupe raises the bar yet again." Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design, said in a statement.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2013 | Comments (1)

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)

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