2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

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.
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 390 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 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.

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The un-m5

by on
Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

Looking for a fast, comfortable, and unique car is difficult in today's car market. When you nail the throttle and the supercharger responds with rrrrooowwwooowwh! All you need to do is lay into the accelerator, invoke its supercharged 4220-cc V-8's 390 bhp and 399 lb.-ft. of torque and hold on! The suspension is not 'Track Day Lotus' but it's also not Brougham DeVille. Jaguar was able to find a happy medium between the two. As far as the interior goes, you always feel like first class British Airways in the front or the rear seats. Set the desired gap and speed on this radar-based system, Jaguar's ACC adjusts itself to maintain a safe combination of both. All in all a fantastic car!




Balance of performance and luxury

by on
Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

A sumptuous luxury car that goes from 0- 60 in five seconds! Feels luxurious, but it also feels quick and lively, due to the light weight chassis and body. A nice blend of attributes. The XJR seems like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Feels really quick and sporty when compared to other cars in this price range. A similarly equipped A8, LS430, S Class, and BMW 750 will price out at a similar 75-80k price range to the performance version Jaguar XJR, and they seem much less lively,




My car

by on
Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I am a Jag lover. The car I have now is my third Jag. I like this one less than any other I've had. I can not wait until my lease runs out. When it does, I will buy or lease a new one. (another Jag) When I start this car, it sounds like the 1985 Chevrolet I once drove when I worked for the State. Over all, I do not like this car. However, I have not given up on Jag.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I traded a 911 cab

by on
Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

After struggling with a 911 Carerra 6 speed in S. Florida traffic for 3 months, I called it quits and traded the Porsche for the XJR. At first I was leary, of Jaguar and sedans. After 1 hr in the XJR I knew I had found the perfect blend of performance, comfort, and the prettiest vehicle on the road. I Love It!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Have to love a jag

by on
Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

If you want Performance and luxurious comfort, the XJR is the XJR is the only one. The quality of the leather and wood is not found in the German or Japanese competitionand the 0-60 time of 5 seconds along with the air suspension makes this both perform and ride better then the rest, and unlike the past, the quality is top notch, let alone the service you receive from the dealerships even when only having an oil change.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love the car / fun

by on
Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

The XJR is wonderfully responsive to throttle movement. If you need quick passing power 394 horses do provide a thrill. With its' 6 gear automatic transmission the supercharged engine does get very good gas millage (19 MPG in town) When to drivers seat heater is engaged the steering wheel also warms up quickly. We have had no meckanical difficultise, but have one critique - the outside air temp readout is poorly positioned and hard to read and we miss the rear cabin vanity lighted mirrors that were in the Mercedes S 420 we traded in. We enjoy this car so much that our next vehicle will be a Jaguar.



Talk About The 2005 XJ-Series

2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Discussions See all Started By

foster1
foster1
02-22-2006
Hi: I would steer clear of this year and this XJ series. Jag had just introduced this redesign a year or so earlier, and it had various problems, not to speak of the recent takeover at the time by Fo?...


Mr_Shiftright
Mr_Shiftright
11-05-2006
Jaguar XJ-Series Group List...



ADVERTISEMENT
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411