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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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PROS

Massive power, deluxe comfort.

CONS

Punishing running costs.

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

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