2016 Jaguar XJL V6 AWD Review – A Featherweight Among the Heavyweights



The current generation Jaguar XJ series has been around for about more than five years now and Jaguar’s doing all they could to refresh the current generation to keep up with the times; the 2016 Jaguar XJL V6 AWD has the most luxury in the series and in it comes tech refreshes to the interior such as the InControl infotainment system.

2016 Jaguar XJL V6 AWD Review – A Featherweight Among the Heavyweights

The 2016 Jaguar XJL V6 AWD Still Knows How to Win the Hearts of Consumers

The 2016 Jaguar XJL V6 AWD looks back at the classic Jags of the past with it bringing its own British heritage and adds a bit of modernism. The looks preserve the classic lines of the Jaguar XJ series featuring a slender silhouette, long nose, and swooping roofline. With the XJL being a luxury model, the chassis is lengthened to accommodate better room at the rear seats should the car be used for chauffeuring. Under the hood is a 3 Liter supercharged and intercooled V6 with direct fuel injection and mated to an 8 speed automatic with manual shift ability powering the all four wheels with the power biased towards the rear.

On the inside the highlight for the 2016 XJL V6 AWD is the new Intel quad core-powered 12.3 inch touch screen infotainment system plus a new digital gauge cluster similar to that found on the Audi’s virtual cockpit gauge cluster. The interior is hands down pure luxury, with heated and cooled plus massage function seats as standard, the XJL is meant for cruising in luxury and quick darts. The only problem is that the InControl infotainment system on our review unit ran into some PC-like bugs such as BSOD and not functioning properly, it could be a software bug but at this price point, Jag should have ironed out the kinks before selling a luxury model as it’s just bad for PR.

Based on the sporty XJ series the luxury oriented 2016 Jaguar XJL V6 AWD still has that sporty nature coursing through its veins. Albeit with added weight and girth, the supercharged V6 still propels the aluminium body like it was nothing but all this is dulled down by low grip thanks to its stock tires. Handling close to its smaller brothers but treat corners with respect as the weight and dimensions of the car can sometimes be too much to use as a canyon carver.


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