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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series

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Jaguar XJ-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 294 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series

  • An all-aluminum body and high-tech air suspension combined with classic Jaguar styling give the XJ a fighting chance against its German rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Supple ride quality, powerful V8 engines, roomy interior, more athletic than you might think.

  • Cons

    Fussy interior controls, clumsy transmission shifter, CD changer is still in the trunk.

  • What's New for 2005

    Long-wheelbase models are added to the lineup in standard, Vanden Plas and Super V8 trim.

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Customer Reviews

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Classy and quick

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

The Jaguar is a bit of a paradox. Folks look at the classic Jaguar appearance and make assumptions, but this aluminum XJ is light, quick and responsive. The car handles well, and is comfortable. The cabin has plenty of space, but it also retains a warmth and coziness that is unique to Jaguar




Better than a lexus

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

We purchased an XJ8 for my wife two weeks ago and do far, I have been awed by everything about it. I wanted to purchase the new Lexus GS430, primarily based upon build quality and reliability reputation. The Lexus has nothing on the XJ8 in those areas. Plus, it has similar acceleration, a MUCH better ride, excellent handling and better MPG. So far in a combination of 50% city and 50% highway (usually at 75mph or better), it's averaging 27 MPG! I actually prefer the ergonomics of the Jag to the Lexus. In addition, our experience with the local Jaguar dealer has been on par with Lexus' vaulted reputation.




My xj8

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

A remarkable combination of agile performance, but not at the sacrifice of a very comfortable ride -- up to now, an impossible combination.




My jaguar xj8

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

I love the vehicle, it's look, ride and performance. The only major problem I have had is the computer system/modules. I find warning lights going on and then the dealer having problems tracing the route of the problem. Changing any of the 8 computer modules doesn't correct the problem. Hopefully the problem will be found and I will be able to enjoy my XJ8 even more. I have also not been able to find a supplier of the trailer hitch that Jaguar says is available for use with this auto. In addition producing an auto that is wired for cellular use and being told by the dealer that to activate it is $1,00- is ridiculous. Jaguar should price the activation to be affordable.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

This is one great car to own. It's bizarre how I catch myself driving this car much slower than any previous car I have owned. The reason: I feel like a million bucks driving it, and want to spend as much time behind the wheel as possible.




My xj-8

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

great car to drive... lots of gadgets, can be confusing. Bucket seats could be more comfortable. Excellent fuel mileage, up tp 32 mpg. Superior exterior finsh. Very steady at high rates of speed and difficult to stay within speed limit.



Full 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 2005

Long-wheelbase models are added to the lineup in standard, Vanden Plas and Super V8 trim.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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