2014 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

The Good The 2014 Jaguar XJL's elongated chassis grants it a planted, stable ride that glides over imperfections in the road. Additional rear-seat legroom and an optional Premium Rear Seat package pamper passengers, while the Meridian premium audio system fills the cabin with rich, strong sound. Cabin materials are mostly top-notch, with heated and cooled massaging seats available.

The Bad The auto stop-start system experienced hiccups in stop-and-go traffic. The infotainment system is aging and the voice command system is slow. Plastic bits in the cabin feel out of place in a car so expensive.

The Bottom Line The smooth and quiet 2014 Jaguar XJL makes driver and passenger comfort its top priority. This luxury sedan and its tech may be aging, but they're doing so gracefully.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 7.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Design 7.0
  • Media & Connectivity 5.0
6.1 Overall

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Performance
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Features
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Design
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Media & Connectivity
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Review

Jaguar's biggest cat is pricey status symbol

The XJ is the largest vehicle that Jaguar makes, and this XJL version is the biggest of the big. Longer from nose to tail and more spacious on the inside, the 2014 XJL shifts even more of its focus toward keeping its driver and passengers swaddled in the lap of luxury.

Largely unchanged since its debut in 2010, this generation of XJ and XJL is starting to feel a bit dated, particularly where tech is concerned. However, its flowing design has stood the test of time and "old luxury" never really goes out of style.

The second-best seats in the house

The primary difference between the model we're looking at today and the 2013 Jaguar XJ that we tested last year has everything to do with that extra letter "L," which indicates a long wheelbase. The XJL adds 4.9 extra inches to its wheelbase, which translates directly into the same amount of extra legroom for back-seat passengers.

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