Jaguar XJ Reliability

The Jaguar XJ is a mid-size luxury car that was produced by Jaguar Motors from 1968 till 2019, after which it was discontinued. From the 1970s the Jaguar XJ was the Jaguar’s flagship 4-door. It was the also last original Jaguar saloon to have had the input of company’s found; Sir Willian Lyons.


The Jaguar XJ has a powerful engine and comfortable luxury ride to offer to its owners. In terms of engine, XJ has a 3.0L supercharged AJV6 and 5.0L AJ Gen III V8 in petrol variant and 3.0L Ford AJD twin-turbocharged V6 engine in case of diesel. The mid-size luxury car has a rear-wheel-drive with 6-speed automatic transmission till 2013 which was later converted into an 8-speed automatic transmission system.


In terms of reliability, the Jaguar XJ is rated 2.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 19th out of 30 for luxury full-size cars. The XJ provides more space than the XF because of its full-sized layout compared to the XF. Aside from having better road manners, its suspension and handling have also been adjusted for comfort instead of sporty performance. The XJ is the perfect choice for those who want a serene, effortless ride.

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While Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the Jaguar XJ, it’s likely to score full five stars due to its extensive safety features including eight airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, a pop-up bonnet, and a bumper that can protect pedestrians from injury.

Depreciation Rate

According to AutoPadre, the depreciation rate on a 2019 Jaguar XJ is expected to be 30% after five years. After 5 years, its value is expected to decrease from 57,441 to $40,209, a decrease of approximately $17,232. The depreciation rate of XJ is then slightly lower than XJ and XE.

Maintenance and Repair

An average of $416 is needed to maintain and repair a Jaguar XJ, with estimates ranging from $95 to $3249, depending on who you hire. Depending on the location, condition, and rate of your vehicle, maintenance and repair costs may vary.


Is Jaguar XJ a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Jaguar XJ is a Rear Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Jaguar XJ?    

The Jaguar XJ is a car with 5 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Large Cars    

What is the horsepower in a Jaguar XJ and does it have a turbo?    

The Jaguar XJ has 470 horsepower and 424 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-8 with a displacement of 5.0 L The fuel system is: Gasoline Direct Injection.    

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How big is the trunk in the Jaguar XJ?    

16.9 Cubic Feet ( 0,479 m3 )    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Jaguar XJ has 20 X 9 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 20 X 10 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

What problems does Jaguar XJ have?

  • Poor Engine Performance. 
  • Overheating. 
  • Faulty Roof (All convertibles)
  • Burning Smell. 
  • Windows Stop Moving.
  • DSC warning light.
  • Front doors rattling.
  • DPF warning light.

How many miles will a Jaguar XJ last?

Jaguars last for 125,000 to 150,000 miles. It’s a great investment as you are likely to drive 200,000 miles.

Which is better Jaguar XF or XJ?

Because of its full-size layout, the XJ offers more space than its counterpart, the XF. The XJ is also more comfortable on the roads because the suspension and handling are tuned for comfort rather than sporty performance. The XJ is for those who want a calm, effortless ride.

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