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1995 Jaguar XJ12 Review
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The XJ-Series marks Jaguar’s classic line of luxury sedans. Despite the conservative styling, powerful engines lurk under the hoods of these vehicles. The 1196 Jaguar XJ12 represents the most powerful vehicle in the lineup, boasting a 6.0-liter, twelve-cylinder engine. The resulting vehicle outpaces some sports cars. With solid maneuverability, the XJ12 offers a wonderful drive when fully opened up.
The luxury interior of the Jaguar XJ12 pampers the driver and passengers. With a smooth ride, the XJ12 feels extremely comfortable. Layered on top of this, a luxury interior rivals its competitors with ease. Almost every major luxury feature comes standard on the XJ12, including climate control and a premium audio system.
As excellent as the Jaguar XJ12 performs and as luxurious as the interior feels, the 1995 XJ12 starts to show its age. The XJ-Series looks modernized than many of its competitors. Some drivers might prefer the timeless design of the XJ12, while others might go for competitors with more modern features and equipment.
Engines: 6.0-liter twelve-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Jaguar XJ12
As with the rest of the Jaguar XJ-Series, the 1995 XJ12 receives an increase in horsepower. The equipment offering changes slightly from previous years.
Measuring in at 197.8 inches long, the 1995 Jaguar XJ12 provides a fairly large sedan. The graceful curves provide a mix of modern design to the classic luxury feel of the XJ-Series. Fog lights, a power moonroof, power heated mirrors, and alloy wheels provide standard equipment. Chrome wheels remain available as an optional upgrade.
The interior of the Jaguar XJ12 pampers occupants with luxury and comfort. Power leather seats, heated seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, air-conditioning, automatic climate control, an AM/FM radio, a cassette player, a CD player, a CD changer, and Harman Kardon audio create an enjoyable passenger experience. An overhead console, keyless entry, power windows, power locks, auto-dimming mirrors, cruise control, and a trip computer also make the 1995 Jaguar XJ12 just as enjoyable for the driver to operate.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Jaguar XJ12 offers a surprisingly level performance considering its conservative design. The 6.0-liter, twelve-cylinder engine offers amazing acceleration and top speed with its 313-horsepower output. It corners extremely well. The XJ12 can outpace some sports cars, although the larger size means it does not have quite the same maneuverability as those high-performance vehicles.
Dual front airbags, traction control, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes provide standard equipment. Excellent maneuverability and phenomenal acceleration also help the 1995 Jaguar XJ12 avoid accidents before they occur.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Prestigious luxury design
- Extremely powerful engine
- Comfortable ride
You Won't Like
- Horrendous fuel economy
- Aging design
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