2004 Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2004 Jaguar XJ-Series - Road Test Specs

2004 Jaguar XJ-Series Sedan

(4.2L V8 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2004
StyleVanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$68,995
As-tested MSRP$71,645


Drive typeRWD
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)294 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)303 @ 4,100
Transmission type6-speed shiftable automatic


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone with air springs and active damping
Suspension, rearDouble wishbone with air springs and active damping
Steering typePower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire size, front235/50R18
Tire size, rear235/50R18
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)Not tested
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)Not tested
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)Not tested
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)Not tested
60-0 mph (ft.)Not tested
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Not tested
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)38.5
Sound level @ idle (dB)Not tested
@ Full throttle (dB)Not tested
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)Not tested

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Braking ratingNot tested
Handling ratingNot tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City 28 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)20
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3803
Length (in.)200.4
Width (in.)83
Height (in.)57
Wheelbase (in.)119.4
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Headroom, rear (in.)38.6
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.4
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)16


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsbraking assist
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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