2013 Jaguar XJ

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What's New for 2013:
  • Standard supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Standard automatic stop/start technology for V-6 engine
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission for all models
  • Optional all-wheel drive (AWD) for V-6 models
  • Optional Speed Pack and Sport & Speed Pack
  • Optional Meridian audio systems
  • Upgraded infotainment and navigation systems
  • Limited-production XJL Ultimate model debuts

Exterior Features
The 2013 Jaguar XJ is offered in standard- and long-wheelbase variants, the latter referenced by an \"L\" as part of the name. The lineup consists of the XJ, XJL Portfolio, XJ and XJL Supercharged, XJ and XJL Supersport, and the XJL Ultimate.

The standard XJ model is equipped with a power-operated trunk lid, panoramic glass sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
Serving as Jaguar's flagship sedan, the 2013 XJ is outfitted with premium leather upholstery, 12-way power heated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, wood trim, and an extended leather treatment for the dashboard and door panels. A hard-drive touch-screen navigation system with natural speech recognition technology is standard, as well as a premium sound system with 14 speakers, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth music streaming, and more. Dual-zone automatic climate control, Phosphor blue cabin lighting, and virtual instrumentation are standard, too, along with keyless entry and push-button ignition, reversing camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Optional Features
Jaguar offers a number of ways to upgrade the 2013 XJ. Buyers can select an Illumination package (illuminated vents, door sill plates, and trunk finisher plate), Front Seat Comfort Pack (20-way power front seats with heating, ventilation and massage), and a Visibility Pack (adaptive headlights, auto-dimming high-beam headlights, headlight washers). A Portfolio Pack adds the Front Seat Comfort Pack plus a 4-zone automatic climate control, rear heated and ventilated seats, premium floor mats, suede headliner, and, if the buyer desires, a heated wood-and-leather steering wheel.

Additionally, the XJ is offered with an 825-watt Meridian Trifield surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers, rear-seat entertainment system with dual 8-inch screens, adaptive cruise control (with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist), heated windshield, extra-cost paint, and upgraded interior trim selections.

The extended-wheelbase XJL Portfolio adds 5 extra inches of rear leg room, heated and ventilated rear seats, illuminated rear vanity mirrors, manual rear side window sunshades, and a 4-zone automatic climate-control system. A V-8 engine is standard on this model, along with unique aluminum wheels, Figured Ebony wood cabin trim, 18-way power heated and ventilated front seats, contrast seat stitching and piping, and a suede headliner. When equipped with AWD, the XJL Portfolio exchanges its V-8 engine for a supercharged V-6 engine. For the most part, the XJL Portfolio's option list mirrors the XJ; however, this model offers separately available 20-way power front seats with massage.

For more power and performance, the XJ Supercharged and XJL Supercharged are equipped with a supercharged V-8 engine, active rear differential, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and adaptive headlights with auto-dimming high-beam headlights. Additional upgrades include a standard 825-watt surround-sound premium audio system, Rich Oak wood cabin trim, power rear window sun shade and, on the XJL Supercharged, rear-seat business trays and manual side window sun shades. These models also offer an expanded variety of interior colors and trims.

Supercharged models are exclusively offered with a Sport and Speed Pack that bumps the top speed to 174 mph while adding unique 20-inch wheels, red-painted brake calipers, gloss black mesh grilles, front aero splitter, and a lip spoiler on the trunk. Inside, the Sport and Speed Pack provides metal pedals and 18-way power sport seats with active heating, active ventilation and memory for front passenger settings.

Additional options mirror the XJL Portfolio model, except for the XJL Supercharged model's Rear Seat Comfort Pack. The Rear Seat Comfort Pack adds power reclining massaging rear seats with lumbar support adjustment and winged headrests, as well as footrests. The right rear passenger also controls the front passenger seat position, and is able to power it forward to create even more leg room.

The XJ Supersport and XJL Supersport provide access to extra horsepower and torque, and come standard with nearly everything. A Speed Pack raises the top speed and adds details similar to the Sport and Speed Pack for the XJ Supercharged. A heated windshield, heated wood-and-leather steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and, on the XJL Supersport, a Rear Seat Comfort Pack are also optional on this model. Exclusive upgrades include semi-aniline leather and a leather headliner.

Jaguar plans to build few units of the new XJL Ultimate model. Only 30 units are headed to the United States, all painted Black Amethyst Metallic with Ivory or Jet full leather interiors and Herringbone veneers. The XJL Ultimate is based on the XJL Supersport, features 4-passenger seating, and is equipped with a smoked glass rear-passenger table, leather-wrapped full partition center console with a beverage chiller and presenter, and everything included as standard equipment.

Under the Hood
For 2013, the Jaguar XJ is equipped with a standard supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine generating 340 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm. The engine includes new automatic stop/start technology to better conserve fuel, and, like all 2013 XJ models, is equipped with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. This new V-6 is optionally paired with a new Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel-Drive system.

The Jaguar XJL Portfolio continues to offer a 5.0-liter V-8 engine delivering 385 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. A supercharged version of this engine is installed in the XJ Supercharged and XJL Supercharged models, delivering 470 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels. The Supersport and Ultimate models have this same supercharged V-8, massaged to produce 510 horsepower and 461 lb.-ft. of torque.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Jaguar XJ are:

  • XJ: 18/28/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • XJ AWD: 16/25/19 mpg
  • XJL Portfolio: 16/24/19 mpg
  • XJL Portfolio AWD: 15/25/19 mpg
  • XJ Supercharged: 15/23/18 mpg
  • XJ Supersport: 15/23/18 mpg
  • XJ Ultimate: 15/23/18 mpg

In addition to 6 air bags, 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes with cornering brake control and emergency brake assist, and a traction and stability control system, the 2013 Jaguar XJ models are equipped with front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Optional safety features include an adaptive cruise control system with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist, adaptive headlights that help to see around dark corners at night, and auto-dimming high-beam headlights.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the Jaguar XJ as this overview is written.


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