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2008 Jaguar XJ - Review

 

Heads of state, top-level business executives and the independently wealthy are the typical purchasers of limousines such as the Jaguar XJ Super V8, the BMW 7-series and the Mercedes S-Class, and they heavily favor the German offerings if sales figures are any indication. But just being rich and powerful doesn’t make them right. Certainly, the BMW and Mercedes sedans offer impressive features, capable platforms and what many consider attractive styling. But they lack what the Jaguar has in spades - character.

That’s not to say the XJ isn’t an attractive and feature-packed car, however. Radar-adaptive cruise control, satellite radio, dual headrest DVD players, airplane-style seatback trays, supple expanses of leather and luxurious deep-pile wool carpeting are spotted on the briefest of glances at the vehicle’s spec sheet. But that’s not where the charm of the XJ lies. The atmosphere in its cabin, the feeling you get looking at it from across a parking...
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Specs: Select a Trim

4-Door Sedan (3) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Super V8 Specs $94,085 $85,618 15 22
Vanden Plas Specs $76,085 $69,238 16 25
XJR Specs $83,585 $76,063 15 22
4-Door Sedan XJ8 (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan XJ8 Specs $63,835 $58,090 16 25
L Specs $67,335 $61,275 16 25
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