2016 Jaguar XJ Reviews Bring High Praise for Sporty New Luxury Car

November 12th, 2015 by

2016 Jaguar XJ

Jaguar has rolled out its latest model in the XJ line, offering drivers a luxurious and sporty vehicle with high-end good looks and big-car power in a lightweight body. The experts are weighing in, and the 2016 Jaguar XJ reviews put this luxury sports car at the top of every car lover’s list.

Lightweight and Athletic

Compared to its competitors, the 2016 XJ is several hundred pounds lighter, featuring an all-aluminum body and aluminum underlying structure. Coupled with its powerful engine alternatives, the lightweight body gives this vehicle sportier, smaller appearance and handling.

The sporty XJ experience is even further enhanced by the car’s physically tighter interior. Seats in the car are firm, flat, and multi-adjustable as well as heated and ventilated.

The 2016 XJ offers an athletic, tight-handling ride. An adaptive damping system effectively filters out road surface imperfections while maintaining the thrilling experience of sporty Jaguar speed. Z-rated tires up to 20 inches thick grip the road well.

Notable Changes

Compared to the 2015 model, the 2016 XJ’s exterior looks and interior features are primarily the same. Among the few changes are:

  • Larger and more upright  grille with a new wire mesh pattern
  • Full adaptive LED headlights standard on 2016 models
  • InControl infotainment system
  • Electric power steering on rear-drive XJs
  • Quilted leather interior on XJL Portfolio and XJL Supercharged models

Power Options

Base model 2016 XJs feature 340 hp supercharged 3.0L V6 engines that boast 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.7 seconds, as well as improved gas mileage of an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg. All-wheel drive is available on both short- and long-wheelbase V6-powered models.

Drivers who crave more power can opt for rear-drive, with two available strengths in the supercharged 5.0L V8 engine—470 hp in the Supercharged models and 550 hp in the XJR models. These are available with both short or extended wheelbases.

XJ models feature an impressive lineup of safety amenities, and Jaguar’s service plan pays for everything but tires and fuel for five years or 50,000 miles.

Put Sporty, Streamlined Elegance to the Test

Come by or contact Jaguar Freeport today to test drive the 2016 Jaguar XJ. Experience firsthand what luxury, power, and sporty speed are all about.

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