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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series

   
 
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.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (10 total reviews)

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

I love my jag

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

I have been an owner of Audi A8 and Merc CLS AMG. And I must say they both do their thing very well - separately. My AMG is wickedly fast, the A8 comfortable. But my Jag is the only car so far that does all these things well - in one handsome package. The surprise bonus is the economy; it runs more frugally than my previous A6! The aluminum frame is light and nimble, making this a fun car to drive actually. Its handling is not far off than the AMG, yet it's backseats are much more spacious. Awesome!




Xj8l

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

This is my second XJ8L and the body design is a blend of the lower height 2003 and front grill of the X-Type. I'm a fan of the performance. The car is very quiet and on two extended trips of 2,000+ miles I averaged 29 and 28.5 mpg respectively. Portions of the trip exceeded 30 mpg at 65 mph. The driver seats are amazingly comfortable with excellent lumbar support. As a musician, the Alpine stereo system delivers a very rich and neutral sound across the EQ spectrum, with the base being very natural, not boomy.




Dream comes true

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

The XJ was always a car I dreamed of owning, fell in love with the wooden dash and steering wheel back in the day. I love that I have this car but it scares me. I read lots of reviews before purchasing and felt confident in purchasing the '05 XJ8L. We started hearing a creaking noise overhead; it is now in the shop having the alumunium panels reglued, how scary is that. I have been reassured that this is minor but it sounds serious. Still in love and missing my car!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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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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