Jaguar XJ in Charlotte

The 2018 Jaguar XJ in Charlotte is Driving Appeal Done Right: Full Size

Very often, an emphasis for the design of a luxury car is placed on sleekness--cutting and shaving away muscle to create thin lines and dashing faces. However, this can just as often lead to a compromise of interior space and comfort. The 2018 Jaguar XJ makes no such compromises. It's full size done right, with a pure, honest driving appeal that's complemented perfectly by a high-tech interior, supercharged engine performance, and classic British styling.

The new 2018 Jaguar XJ is available in five trim levels: the XJ R-Sport, XJ Supercharged, XJL Portfolio, XJL Supercharged,, and the new Jaguar XJR575, an ultra-high-performance V8 model. While 2019 is expected to be the year of a full model redesign for this flagship sedan, the current Jaguar XJ has some striking tricks up its sleeves.

A Delightfully Smooth, Smart Interior

As the brand's flagship luxury vehicle, it should be of no surprise that even the base model Jaguar XJ is lavishly-equipped with amenities and comfort features. Leather, touch-sensitive tech, and complete surround-sound premium speakers create the ambiance you'd expect from a high-end vehicle. The 10.2-inch Jaguar InControl Touch Pro infotainment screen is located conveniently right in reach, giving you quick access to media and phone controls, as well as vehicle details and functions. A new suite of driver assist safety features, including forward-collision mitigation and driver-fatigue monitoring, can also be easily controlled from the cabin. Even your passengers will feel pampered and spoiled, with available rear entertainment system options, leather upholstery, even multi-zone heating and cooling for the comfort of all.

Distinctive Styling for Discerning Eyes

As part of its last major redesign, wherein the Jaguar XJ adopted more aluminum panels to reduce weight and improve ride quality, the XJ is tastefully designed to emphasize its speed, power, and grace--without overstating any of it. The windswept hood and roofline frame the huge, mesh grille featured on the face of this bold and iconic sedan. Signature features, details, and designs are found at every inch.

Iconic, Masterful Performance

The new Jaguar XJ offers Charlotte drivers choice of three powerful, thrilling engine options. A 340-horsepower 3.0-liter Supercharged V6 comes standard on Portfolio and R-Sport models, and pairs to RWD or to Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive, with added confidence offered through the brand's smart All-Surface Progress Control. A 470-horsepower 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 is available on both standard (XJ) and long wheelbase (XJL) Supercharged Jaguar models, and is, perhaps disappointingly, available only in rear-wheel-drive configuration. At the top of the power pyramid is the new XJR575, fully loaded with a massive, 575-horsepower 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine.

Practicality: With 575 horses at your fingertips, practicality and daily convenience may be an afterthought. Fortunately, the Jaguar XJ offers 15.2 cubic feet of trunk/cargo volume for easy of loading groceries or luggage. Features like Park Assist, multi-camera visibility system, and adaptive cruise control make the Jaguar XJ a surprisingly easy daily driver in the Charlotte area.

How It Drives: You might think you're dreaming. Thanks to a lightweight, all-aluminum chassis and suspension, the Jaguar XJ drives and handles like a car half its size. Powerful and responsive, yet refined and cool-headed. Sound isolation technology pushes out road noise, but the subtle sound V6 or V8 power reminds you just where you sit.

Quick Specs for 2018 Jaguar XJ

  • Base MSRP from $75,400
  • 340 HP (V6) to 575 HP (V8)
  • 332 LB-FT (V6) to 517 LB-FT (V8)
  • Best combined fuel economy of 21 mpg
  • Class: full-size luxury sedan
 
 

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