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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Jaguar XJ-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 245 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Beautiful lines, a luxurious interior, Jaguar prestige, and exceptional passenger comfort.

  • Cons

    Quirky interior makes it difficult to reach some controls.

  • What's New for 1997

    The 1997 XJ-Series loses the V12 model that has been a mainstay of the Jaguar lineup for so many years. A long-wheelbase model becomes available this year, filling a niche between the XJ6 and the Vanden Plas. All models receive a contoured bench seat and three-point seatbelts for rear occupants. The XJ6 replaces last year's chrome-vane grille with a black-vane grille, and the convenience group becomes optional on this model.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 9 people found this review helpful

I miss my jag.

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan

To began this, I was 17 when my dad gave me his jag in favor for his s500 mercedes. A jag wasnt cool in school so i wanted something different. Nonetheless, a elegant, smooth, and deceptively fast car. I can still hear the deep roar from the engine. Seats had good support, carpet very soft, and the back seat very spacious. Good steering feel and surpisingly not to bad on gas and I always drove in sport mode.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Buy one now if you

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan

I have been lucky enough to find a '97 XJ6 with 91K miles. The car is magical and I wonder how i drove anything else. The Previous owner was a southern church lady so she was well taken care of and not roughed up. After a clay scrub, wax, leather job, oil change, air filer change and wheel alignment, she looks marvelous and I feel like a baron. The engine is immaculate and performs like the Jaguar she is: POWER. Found a key fob on amazon and all I need are some sweet VDP mats to finish her off.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

97 jag

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan

I bought this car on eBay. I've had no problems other than putting tires on (it needed them when I bought it) and changing the oil. Great fuel economy for such a big car. Highway I get ~24 and town is around 15. It is very comfortable to drive and has the power needed when necassary. All in all I love the car (my 3rd Jag) and can't imagine driving anything else.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It doesn't get any better!

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan

Going on 2 years now. This is our 4th Jaguar and by far the very best. The ride is superb, luxurious to the extreme. Virtually no wind noise, or noise of ANY kind for that matter. Reliable? You bet! Our experience has been that it costs no more to repair than most other cars.The engine and trans just don't break. It holds it's value great if bought as a previously owned vehicle. It's a head turner and conversation starter wherever we go in it. I'm presently looking for another low mileage '97 XJ6 for my wife.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Exhilerating driving.

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan

My wife and I thought so much of our first '97 Jaguar XJ6 that we bought a second one 3 months later. One Antracite Pear, the other Gray. These cars are a world above anything we have ever driven. From Cadillac to Lincoln etc. I highly recomend this model year, perhaps above all other Jaguar model years. Both cars deliver 26-27 mpg on the road and 16-18 in traffic. Problems? Don't expect too much out of the "memory seat".



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

This is an excellent ride

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan

Well priced luxury vehicle. Acquired used, it is a real bargain buy. And, unlike the 'Jags' of years ago, the modern Jaguar is a highly reliable, high quality vehicle.



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Full 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 1997

The 1997 XJ-Series loses the V12 model that has been a mainstay of the Jaguar lineup for so many years. A long-wheelbase model becomes available this year, filling a niche between the XJ6 and the Vanden Plas. All models receive a contoured bench seat and three-point seatbelts for rear occupants. The XJ6 replaces last year's chrome-vane grille with a black-vane grille, and the convenience group becomes optional on this model.

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