RITA COOK: Car review: Jaguar XJ sports some tweaks for 2016 – Washington Times

It is inevitable that someday quickly an car is visiting have the ability to drive itself. Until then, there is constantly the Jaguar and a lot more specifically, the 2016 Jaguar XJ. It virtually steers itself anyway, however you won’t wish to miss out on a thing due to the fact that this Jaguar makes you feel great behind the wheel and of course, you look great driving it.

For 2016, the individuals at Jaguar decided to make some tweaks along with a little a face-raise debuting a brand-new look on the headlights and the taillights, front and rear fascia modifications and a brand-new trim level.

Adjectives to describe the 2016 Jaguar XJ and specifically the XJL Portfolio I drove consist of class, sophistication, ease, and still along with a British twist of course.

The competition in the full-dimension luxury sedan market entails the Audi A8, BMW 7 Collection and the Mercedes S-Class, however the Jaguar stands alone along with a combination of standard features, driving perfection and merely sheer excellence.

Fitting 5 passengers, the trims for the 2016 Jaguar XJ depend on if you opt for the XJ routine wheelbase or the XJL long-wheelbase. The XJ has actually the R-Sport, Supercharged and the XJR trim and the XJL allows you to opt for from the Portfolio, Supercharged or XJR trims.

For the standard base model the R-Sport isn’t inadequate along with 19-inch wheels, adaptive and self-leveling suspension, shift paddles, a rear-see camera, panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and bi-xenon headlights too as auto-dimming mirrors. You likewise get hold of leather upholstery and keyless ignition and entry, heated and cooled eight-method electricity front seats and a heated steering wheel too as an eight-inch touchscreen along with a number of technology features and 14 speakers for the sound system.

There is a Comfort package option for the R-Sport that also supplies massage functions for the driver and the Parking Help package has actually an automatic parking system.

The long wheelbase Portfolio trim that I drove was impressive along with every one of the bells and whistles and just what a striking appearance on the road. From the 14-method power-adjustable front seats to the electric rear window sunscreen and reclining rear seats along with memory and footrests the ride inside for every one of passengers and the driver is suburb.

If you opt for the Supercharged trim you can easily opt for from the XJ or XJL and you get hold of every one of the features from the Portfolio trim too as a supercharged engine, energetic rear differential and 20-inch wheels including a nice set of performance tires.

For the XJR, again you can easily opt for in either wheelbase and you get hold of the 20-inch wheels, XJR-personal suspension tuning, sport seats and a special interior trim design.

Under the hood the 2016 Jaguar XJ R-Sport and the XJL Portfolio trims have actually the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine along with 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque on an eight-rate automatic transmission. You can easily go with rear-wheel drive, which is standard or the all-wheel drive option.

The XJ Supercharged has actually a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine cranking out 470 horsepower and 424 pound feet of torque or the XJR along with a whopping 550 horsepower and 502 pound feet of torque.

For safety its antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front edge and edge curtain airbags along along with energetic head hangups and the rear-see camera and a blind-spot warning.

The optional safety features consist of the collision alert system and advanced brake Help too as an optional adaptive cruise control.

The exterior of the Jaguar XJ is every one of regarding a sleek elegance. Inside the feeling is also much better as you immerse on your own in to the XJ experience of leather and ambient lighting. The touchscreen is the brains for all the vital functions called for from the climate to the audio to also the phone once connected. The XJ has actually 15.2 cubic feet trunk space and depending on the wheelbase you will certainly observe the distinction in the backseat in the legroom and overall roominess. If you want a lot more room and added comfort the long wheelbase is recommended.

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