This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Jaguar XJ Saloon (10-19) review.

2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Jaguar XJ Saloon (94-03) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £31,479 - £58,780
Used price £455 - £7,630
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £270 - £330
Insurance group 32 - 48 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Massive power, deluxe comfort.

CONS

Punishing running costs.

Jaguar XJ Saloon rivals

Mercedes-Benz
S-Class
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Audi
A8
3 out of 5 3.0

Written by Parkers on

This XJ continues the Jaguar tradition of grace, pace and luxury. Revisions in 1997 refined it further, with V8 engines and a superb five-speed automatic gearbox. But at the competitive top end of the modern luxury car market - and challenged by the Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series - the XJ's image seems just a little old-fashioned. A favourite with Government ministers, but don't let that put you off.

Jaguar XJ Saloon rivals

Mercedes-Benz
S-Class
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Audi
A8
3 out of 5 3.0