This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Jaguar XJ Saloon (10-19) review.

Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

A gorgeous place to be – but most cars of this size are. Plenty of leather and walnut. Taller drivers won’t appreciate the lack of headroom, although it’s easy to find a comfortable driving position, thanks to an adjustable steering wheel and seat. The positioning of some of the switches will baffle many drivers.

Cabinet ministers have used them for generations as mobile offices, so wind, road and engine noise are minimal. Seats are like your favourite armchairs but this means you can only really get two in the back.