Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Lots of active safety system as standard
  • The most cutting edge are only optional, though
  • No Euro NCAP score and probably won’t be tested

This XJ hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP and that's unlikely to change - the organisation rarely tests cars this expensive. However the XJ should perform well, helped by its very strong aluminium body shell. It is fitted with electronic stability control (ESC), twin front, side and curtain airbags, front seats with a whiplash protection system, blindspot monitoring and a pop-up bonnet to improve protection for pedestrians; should they be unfortunate enough to be hit.

To aid parking there are sensors front and rear plus a rear facing camera to help see what is behind when reversing.

There are two Isofix points in the Jaguar XJ, located on the outer rear seats.

  • Plenty of space for four occupants and their luggage
  • Boot space above average in class

Choose the long-wheelbase version and rear passengers benefit from an extra 121mm of legroom.

Up front, there are the usual stowage areas of glovebox, door pockets, and cubby hole under the armrest in the central console. The central console also houses a double cupholder (fine for a couple of standard drinks cans), pop-up cover that hides a tray for your wallet and such like, while rear seat passengers can pull down the armrest for cupholders and storage.

You probably will want to check the dimensions of your garage before purchase. Both the short- and long-wheelbase versions of the Jaguar XJ are over five metres long; with the long wheelbase measuring at 5,255mm.

The XJ is longer than the average-sized parking bay, but the park assist option will help – provided you’re not in a rush, waiting for the system to make its calculations.

The sheer length of the XJ means it has a considerable turning circle, but as you'd expect of such a large vehicle, rear parking sensors come as standard (Premium Luxury models upwards also get front parking sensors), and they're vital as it's not easy to judge the nose or the tail.

Given the size of car, the boot is not as commodious as some would come to expect. The floor is quite shallow but the 478-litre boot beats the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series Plug-In Hybrid - due to it's battery pack. However, you can easily fit two large suitcases in side by side and the electric boot lid can be set to open to a predetermined height.

Select the individual rear seat option and you lose the ability to fold them down to increase boot space.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jaguar XJ Saloon (10-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • TV

Autobiography equipment

Autobiography standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
Autobiography optional equipment
None available

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
Luxury optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Portfolio equipment

Portfolio standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
Portfolio optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • TV

Premium Luxury equipment

Premium Luxury standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
Premium Luxury optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

R-Sport equipment

R-Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • TV
R-Sport optional equipment
None available

Supersport equipment

Supersport standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
Supersport optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated seats

Ultimate equipment

Ultimate standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
Ultimate optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats

XJ50 equipment

XJ50 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
XJ50 optional equipment
None available

XJ50 Celebration equipment

XJ50 Celebration standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
XJ50 Celebration optional equipment
None available

XJR equipment

XJR standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • TV
XJR optional equipment
None available