2016 Jaguar XJL V-6 AWD

2016 Jaguar XJL V-6 AWD
2016 Jaguar XJL having InControl Touch Pro i.e. touchscreen infotainment system, but system reliability is in question as it encountered some issues though it got resumed to normal state after some time. Infotainment system is built using quad-core Intel processor having 60 GB storage along with Ethernet network. Most of menus and controls are logically laid out and is quick in response to user input, it do have some hard buttons for quick navigation. System refused to display certain menu pages on screen , there was Bluetooth connectivity issue with phone.

Jaguar XJL with new LED headlights, front part got reworked to resemble to XE sports and F-Pace crossover.Interior occupies digital gauge cluster, full screen navigation in 12.3 inch unit. Gauge provides enough functions to make it more easier to use. Cooled and heated front and rear seats along with soft diamond stitched leather, fronts seats has built in massage function with 14 way power adjustable comes as a standard, along with 20 speakers, 825 watt Meridian audio and panoramic sunroof.

Green XJL AWD starts from $87,695 with options of electric rear side window blinds ($700), heated front windshield($375), Park Assist ($1050) along with parking sensors, surround view camera all of these together reaches to $89,820. Legroom is 43.7 inches best in its class and more than Mercedes S-Class.

XJL comes with all wheel drive powered by V-6 uses hydraulic unit along with electrically assisted power steering.Evenly weighted, firm suspension provides sense of agility. Weighing 4397 pounds which is more 203 pounds than standard wheelbase and rear wheel drive.

V-6 supercharged produces 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, best launch was around 2500 rpm, lift the foot of brake pedal and let eight speed automatic transmission do rest things. All wheel drive distributed torque between two differentials. It took 5.1 seconds to reach 60 mph. More impressive is 5.7 second rolling start from 5 to 60 mph.

To have more XJ power options of XJ 470 hp sypercharged and 550 hp XJR is available, both having 5.0 liter supercharged V-8.Braking performance is not at par due to all season tires. It uses 166 ft to stop, from 70 to 0 mph which is better than Audi 3.0T. EPA remains 20 mpg, which is ok enough. Cannot see clearly out from back window. Material quality throughout cabin is of top notch.

Overall Jaguar XJL AWD provides drive satisfaction, style , luxury apart from electronic glitches encountered in infotainment system.

Starting Price $87,695
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, 4 wheel drive
Engine supercharged, intercooled DOHC V-6, direct fuel injection
Transmission 8-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 340 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 332 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Displacement 183 cu in
Wheelbase 124.3 in
Length 206.9 in
Width 74.8 in
Height 57.5 in
Curb weight 4397 lb
Passenger volume 108 cu ft
Cargo volume 15 cu ft
0-60 mph 5.1 secs.
0-100 mph 12.5 secs.
Top speed 124 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 5.7 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 3.6 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 166 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 17/25 mpg
C/D observed 20 mpg
Pros infotainment system, fantastic steering, more legroom
Cons infotainment system reliability, cannot out of back window, rough start stop