2017 Jaguar XJ – Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Jaguar XJ review

The new 2017 Jaguar XJ is the ultimate expression of English refinement, exclusivity, and distinction. What’s even more, it comes with an abundance of standard and optional features, strong V8 engine, a chic interior, and a nimble handling and razor-sharp steering. The 2017 Jaguar XJ release date should be expected this fall, if all the media and online frenzy is to be taken seriously. 

2017 Jaguar XJ side view, green color, alloy wheels

Jaguar is yet to make public its new slogan for the 2017 model, but if the previous one is the benchmark – “grace, space, and pace” – then the 2017 Jaguar XJ has undoubtedly what it takes to take its segment by storm. Let’s put it in simple terms, the XJ is neither flamboyant as the Italians nor conservative as the Germans.

2017 Jaguar XJ exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Thanks to a series of supercharged engines, the XJ offers enviable sporting credentials on a straight-line performance. It comes equipped with a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine that with the help of its output – 340 hp and 332 lbs. ft. of torque – sprints from 0-60 mph in about 4.1 seconds. Buyers have the option of getting the supercharged 5.0L V8 that offers two outputs: 470 hp and 550 horsepower on the XJ Supercharged and the XJR model respectively.

2017 Jaguar XJ side view, alloy wheels

Driving and safety features are available in plenty to help cushion drivers of the electrifying Jaguar XJ 2017. They include a forward collision alert system, active head restraints, stability and traction control, antilock brakes, advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control, front side airbags, a blind-spot warning system, night-vision capability, high-tech safety enhancements, a heads-up display, and lane-keeping assist.

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2017 Jaguar XJ spy shots

The 2017 Jaguar XJ interior is elegant as always. Seating on it seats makes you realize just how clinical and austere other high-profile luxury sedans have become. Courtesy of the top-quality leather surfaces, exquisite ambient lighting, and brilliant chrome, this Jaguar has perhaps one of the best cabins we’ve seen so far.

2017 Jaguar XJ front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Jaguar XJ is offered in both short- and long-wheelbase models. The last of the two comes with massaging functions, cooled and heated seats, and reclining functions. High-tech safety technologies may be lacking relative to its solid rivals, but it more than makes up for them in terms of the luxury and comfort it offers.

2017 Jaguar XJ rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Impressive as it seems, the XJ lacks the high-end features and vault-like feel offered by its German rivals. Therefore, you might want to check out the 2017 BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Nevertheless, the 2017 Jaguar XJ is still the king when it comes to timeless appeal as opposed to nifty gadgets.

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2017 Jaguar XJ front view, white color, headlights and grille

The new 2017 Jaguar XJ is available in two forms: XJ and XJL. The former is available in XJR, Supercharged, and R-Sport while the long-wheelbase (XJL) is available in Supercharged, Portfolio, and XJR trims.

2017 Jaguar XJ Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Jaguar XJ interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard features available on the R-Sport model include driver-adjustable throttle and steering settings, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming high-beams, leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, self-leveling suspension system, nineteen-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, an adaptive suspension system, automatic wipers, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, shift paddles, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power trunk lid, heated and cooled rear seats, driver seat memory settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, soft-close doors, and a power trunk lid.

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2017 Jaguar XJ interior, leather seats

Exterior Jaguar XJ colors: Celestial Black Metallic, Aurora Red Metallic, Ammonite Grey Metallic, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Tempest Grey Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, Italian Racing Red Metallic, Storm Grey Metallic, Black Berry Metallic, Ebony, Rhodium Silver Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, and Ultimate Black Metallic. Changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Jaguar XJ interior, technology, front leather seats

2017 Jaguar XJ Engine Specs

Two engines with three outputs are offered for the 2017 Jaguar XJ. The first engine is a supercharged 3.0L V6 rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque and comes equipped under the hoods of the R-Sport and the Portfolio models.

2017 Jaguar XJ engine

The second one is a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine cranking 470 horsepower and 550 horsepower for the XJ Supercharged and XJR model respectively.


2017 Jaguar XJ front view, grey color, headlights, grilleand badges

Wheelbase: 124,3 in
Length: 206,9 in
Width: 74,8 in
Passenger volume: 108 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.2 ft³
Curb weight: 4397 lb
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 18/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ammonite Grey Metallic, Aurora Red Metallic, Black Berry Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Celestial Black Metallic, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Ebony…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Jaguar XJ Release Date & Price

2017 Jaguar XJ release date

Rumors allege the new model will go for sale sometime this fall with the XJ sedan costing an MSRP of around $74,400.

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2017 Jaguar XJ side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar XJ exterior, front view, headilghts

2017 Jaguar XJ rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Jaguar XJ front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar XJ front view, grille and badges

2017 Jaguar XJ exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar XJ interior, leather back seats

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