This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Jaguar XJ Saloon (10-19) review.

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

New price £39,805 - £74,830
Used price £1,615 - £11,260
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £340 - £600
Insurance group 42 - 48 How much is it to insure?


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


Traditional styling unappealing to younger drivers

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Written by David Ross on

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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