Jaguar XJ Models and XJ History

The Jaguar XJ saw the addition of a brand new and very capable V8 engine in 1998, which was borrowed from the popular XK8 model. The instrument panel was redesigned and cruise control and radio control were added to the steering wheel. The 1999 model year feature no significant changes, with a few optional add-ons being offered to buyers. In 2000, Jaguar added the supercharged Vanden Plas model. In addition, the XJ8 saw added features that included traction control, smart ABS, rain-sensing windshield wipers, new GPS system and child seat-anchor brackets, all which came as standard options.

A new anti-theft system was also introduced and two new body colors were added as well. The 2001 model year saw the application of the 2000 model year additions to the XJ8 being made to the XJR. New 18 wheels were also offered as was a new interior seat style. In 2002, the XJ Sport trim was introduced. The carmaker also made the Vanden Plas Supercharged model available to all buyers; as opposed to only be offered on special order. Jaguar also discontinued the XJ8L during this year. In 2003, the XJ featured two new packages that offered wood interior trim, Alpine audio system, chrome grilles and splitters with chrome exterior trim and signature wheels. The XJR now featured optional Brembo brakes with modular 18 wheels.

In 2004, Jaguar would redesign the XJ model with a brand new look. In 2005, the longer wheelbase models were added to the fleet. For the 2006 model year, the V8 engine models saw an increase in horsepower and a new braking system. The carmaker also added noise-reducing laminated windows, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and an internal pressure monitoring system for the tires. The Super V8 Portfolio trim was also issued as a limited edition.

The 2007 XJ offered Bluetooth as a standard feature and also boasted upgrades to the leather upholstery in the XJR and XK8 models. In 2008, the styling was updated in the XK coupe. New fender vents in the front were added as was a new grille and a new bumper. Increased cabin room and cooled seats were now available, as was HD radio. In 2009, the XJ8 and the XJ8 l featured 19 wheels on all models, GPS, luxury audio system and parking sensors in the front all came standard. The 2010 XJ model had minimal changes. But in 2011, the body style was redesigned to offer a sleeker and more ergonomic look.

In 2012, the XJ Supersport featured a rear entertainment center with massaging rear seats and a longer wheelbase. In 2013, Jaguar offered new engine, a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The electronics interface was also improved and a new audio system was added to the XJ lineup, too. In 2014, Jaguar replaced the Supersport trim with the XKR. It also downgraded the V8 engine in the XJL Portfolio model to a 3.0-liter V6 engine. Soft-closing doors were added to all models, the seat massagers were upgraded and a premium audio system became an optional add-on. The Ultimate trim level would be discontinued.

New and Used XJ Prices, Jaguar XJ Model Years and History

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Stylishly designed with a sporty flare, the Jaguar XJ is far more than a head-turner.
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The Jaguar XJ full-sized sedan delivers fully on luxury, roominess and drive.
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The sheer definition of a luxury sedan, the XJ by Jaguar delivers high-octane thrills with lavish tills, turning heads wherever it goes.
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 5.0
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 5.0
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A full-sized luxury sedan, available in standard and extended length trim levels, the 2014 Jaguar XJ is a truly luxurious vehicle with the option for serious engine power.
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 4.0
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 5.0

The 2013 Jaguar XJ is a full-sized luxury sedan available with four different engines; 3.0-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8 engine, 5.0-liter supercharged V8, and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine.
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The 2012 Jaguar XJ is a full-sized luxury sedan that features heated/cooled seats, bi-function bi-xenon HID headlamps, and premium navigation.
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 5.0
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 4.0
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 4.0

Entering into the 2011 model year with a bold, regenerated appearance after a long time of the status quo, the Jaguar XJ now has the looks, technology and power to compete with the best large, luxury sedans available.
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 4.6
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 4.0
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 4.8
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 4.8
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 5.0
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 4.8
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 4.6
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 5.0

A 4-door super-luxury sedan, the 2009 Jaguar XJ Series is highlighted by distinguished profiles and supercharged power, along with plenty of room for five passengers.
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A full-size luxury car with a strong traditional design aesthetic, the 2008 Jaguar XJ is showing off a minor exterior update which keeps the classic lines intact.
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 5.0
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A luxury sedan, the 2007 Jaguar XJ has seating for five passengers and is a direct modern-day link to large sporting sedans from days gone by.
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

The 2006 Jaguar XJ is a large five-passenger luxury sedan that offers trademark classical styling and is available with a standard or extended wheelbase.
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan with seating for five, the 2005 Jaguar XJ carries on the traditional Jaguar styling but is fitted with modern features and available engine choices.
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 5.0
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 3.0
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 5.0

The 2004 Jaguar XJ is a full-size luxury sedan with updated styling for the new year, seating for up to five passengers, and it is available in three V8 trim levels.
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 4.0
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 3.5
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan, the 2003 Jaguar XJ is a classically-styled British five-seater that is very well-equipped and available with a choice between powerful V8 engines.
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 4.5
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 3.5
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 3.5
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 4.0

The 2002 Jaguar XJ is a full-size luxury sedan that seats five passengers and features classic British styling with modern underpinnings which combine to create an iconic car.
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 4.0
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 3.7
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 4.0
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 4.3
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 4.7
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 5.0
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 4.3
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 4.3

The 2001 Jaguar XJ is a full-size luxury sedan that offers comfortable seating for five passengers and a cabin brimming with upscale standard amenities.
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan, the classically-styled 2000 Jaguar XJ is offered with a choice between a standard 290 hp V8 or one that is supercharged which pushes output to 370 hp.
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 4.5
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 3.5
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 5.0

The 1999 Jaguar XJ, a full-size luxury sedan, is offered with a choice between a standard 290 hp V8 or a supercharged version which produces 370 hp.
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 4.3
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0