Jaguar XF vs Jaguar XJ

If you want to cruise around Oxnard and Santa Barbara in a stylish car, you can’t go wrong with either the Jaguar XF or Jaguar XJ. However, these two cars have something slightly different to offer drivers in the greater Ventura area.

That’s why the team at Jaguar Ventura compared the Jaguar XF vs. Jaguar XJ side-by-side to uncover those differences and help you decide which is right for you.

Jaguar XF vs Jaguar XJ: Sportbrake Configuration

The biggest difference we found between the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ is in the configurations. While they both offer a basic sedan model, they diverge from there.

If you’re someone who likes to hit the road on the weekend and head down to the beach—or even a college student who needs some extra trunk space when moving back into the dorms at the end of the summer—you’re probably going to prefer the Jaguar XF.

The car is available in either a sedan or a Sportbrake hatchback. With the sedan configuration, you’ll get 19.1 cubic feet of trunk space. With the Sportbrake, however, you’ll have 31.7 cubic feet to load up when all five seats are occupied.

Need even more space? Fold down the rear seat and take advantage of all 69.7 cubic feet of cargo space!

Jaguar XF vs Jaguar XJ: Long Wheelbase Configuration

While the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is ideal for drivers who need to pack heavy, the Jaguar XJ is well suited for having passengers in the back seat.

In addition to its standard configuration, the Jaguar XF also makes a long wheelbase, or Limousine Ride configuration available. This option extends the rear legroom to approximately three feet. It also has a revised suspension to create a smooth and bump-free ride for rear passengers.

You can also add in the available 10.2-inch HD screens, which are built into the rear of the front-seat headrests. These allow VIPs to relax in style and can keep your kids occupied during long car trips. If they need to get homework done, available folding business tables will give them a nice level surface to work on.

This model comes with 15.2 cubic feet of trunk space. Whether you need that 69.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the Jaguar XF or prefer the extra rear legroom and amenities in the Jaguar XJ is completely dependent on your needs and preferences.

Power and Efficiency in the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ

Somewhere else we noticed a difference when comparing the Jaguar XF vs. Jaguar XJ is in their powertrains. Both cars come with an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission, however they pair it with very different engines.

The Jaguar XF is a great choice if you want to maximize efficiency with your powertrain. In fact, it manages a maximum EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 31 MPG city and 42 MPG highway with its 2.0L turbo diesel I-4 engine.1 This engine delivers 180 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.

The Jaguar XJ gets a maximum EPA-estimated fuel economy of 18 MPG city and 27 MPG highway with its 3.0L supercharged V6 engine that generates 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.1 However, if you’re looking for a lot of power, this is where the Jaguar XJ delivers.

It puts out a maximum 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque with its 5.0L supercharged V8 engine. The Jaguar XF, on the other hand, manages a maximum of 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque with its 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine.

Again, whether you need thrilling power or fuel-sipping efficiency depends on your lifestyle.

Jaguar XF vs Jaguar XJ: Which Will You Drive?

The team at Jaguar Ventura compared the Jaguar XF vs. Jaguar XJ and found that they each have something different to bring to the streets of Ventura, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, and Oxnard. If you need help deciding which is right for you, pay us a visit and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

Contact us to schedule your test drive today!


1All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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