The 2013 Jaguar XJL has a new base engine, a supercharged 3.0-litre V6. All-wheel drive is a new option for this V6, and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard for all XJ models. All XJs feature an improved electronics interface and a new sound system.
The 2013 Jaguar XJL comes with an aluminum construction. The weight of an aluminum body panel or suspension component is about one-third that of its steel equivalent, which helps explain why the base-model XJL checks in at little more than 4,000 pounds, or about 500 pounds lighter than competitors.
Fuel economy is enhanced by the XJ’s new-for-2013 supercharged V6, a smaller and more efficient engine than the 5.0-litre V8 that formerly was the smallest available power plant for this car. With an output of 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The 5.0-litre V8 remains in the XJL lineup, as does the supercharged V8.
The 2013 Jaguar XJ is a full-size five-passenger sedan available in regular (XJ) and long-wheelbase (XJL) variants. The XJ comes in base, Supercharged and Supersport trim levels, while the XJL has the Portfolio, Supercharged, Supersport and Ultimate trim levels.
The base XJ comes standard with 19-inch wheels, a driver-adjustable self-leveling suspension, driver-adjustable settings for steering and throttle response, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, automatic wipers, automatic bi-xenon headlights, auto-dimming and power-folding outside mirrors, a power trunk lid, a panoramic sunroof and keyless ignition.
The XJ’s standard convenience equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power front seats, driver seat memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.