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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Jaguar XJ Saloon (03-09) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Strong performance, hi-tech aluminium body, class leading diesel, supremely comfortable

CONS

Traditional styling unappealing to younger drivers

PROS

Strong performance, hi-tech aluminium body, class leading diesel, supremely comfortable

CONS

Traditional styling unappealing to younger drivers

Verdict

The XJ has been a success in the UK, but its traditional styling has struggled to win Jaguar new customers. The paradox of the XJ - a very modern car with traditional styling - has been tempered slightly with changes in 2007. While the revised exterior styling doesn't spectacularly transform the appearance of the car, it does seem to make it a little more imposing at the front.

The modifications are light in terms of engineering changes, but they do offer improved comfort with redesigned seats and improved rear leg room. Only one diesel is available, but it's an excellent 2.7-litre V6 that is also used in the S-Type and XF.

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