Jaguar XJR Review

Jaguar XJR Side
86%

Jaguar XJ Review

Jaguar XJR ReviewJaguar XJR Review | Part TwoJaguar XJR Review | Part FourJaguar XJR Review | Part FiveJaguar XJR Road Test

Although stubbier than previous models the Jaguar XJ’s bonnet is quite long and you can find it compromising when pulling out of junctions with little vision.

Ease of Use

Although stubbier than previous models the Jaguar XJ’s bonnet is quite long and you can find it compromising when pulling out of junctions with little vision. Once or twice I found myself over the white line, craning my neck to look around walls.

Although the boot is large (470 litres VDA), it is quite shallow which in our case meant we had to dismantle our son’s pram to fit it in. The access to the boot is very good and you can reach the back of the boot without disturbing your luggage. On shutting the boot it reassuring electronically pulls itself shut.

Headroom in both the front and rear is very good, and should accommodate even the most demanding of occupants. This extends to legroom and to shoulder room, although I did find my left leg whilst driving rubbed against the transmission tunnel.

Both front seats are electrically adjustable in all plains, and there is a 3 memory recall on the driver’s seat. The steering column and pedals, which are electronically adjustable are also memorised. The interior mirror has to be manually adjusted; it would have been nice if that adjusted electronically as well. The mirrors automatically ‘dip’ at night, so that you are not dazzled at night by traffic.

Not only are you able to heat the front seats (3 settings), you are also able cool them (3 settings), which was most welcome during our test week.

The two outer rear seats have three point isoFix mounting points for child seats, our seat was easy to fit and remove. There is an electronic rear window blind which can be lowered / raised from the front to protect rear sear occupants from the Sun’s glare.

Our test car was fitted with adaptive cruise control, which uses a forward facing radar beam, to measure the distance between you and the car in front automatically slowing the car or accelerating to maintain a safe distance from the car in front. You can choose the gap and speed you feel comfortable with from the steering wheel. It worked very well, especially when entering a 50 mph contra flow on the motorway, it was perfect at maintaining a safe gap in heavy traffic.

Jaguar XJ Review | Part Four
Jaguar XJR ReviewJaguar XJR Review | Part TwoJaguar XJR Review | Part FourJaguar XJR Review | Part FiveJaguar XJR Road Test
Jaguar XJ Road Test Data
Model ReviewedJaguar XJR
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourLunar Grey
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph5.0 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban16.5 mpg
Extra Urban34.9 mpg
Combined25 mpg
  
Insurance Group19
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year / Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 04/09/07)£59,995 OTR

The information contained within this Jaguar XJ review may have changed since publication on the 4 September 2007. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Jaguar dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017