1997 Jaguar XJ6

  • 1997 Jaguar XJ6 Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      245/289
    • ENGINE
      4.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $54,400
  • 1997 Jaguar XJ6 L Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      245/289
    • ENGINE
      4.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $59,400
  • 1997 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      245/289
    • ENGINE
      4.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $63,800
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 Review

Luxury, prestige, and near sports car performance.

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Overview

The 1997 Jaguar XJ6 is extremely powerful and has a surprisingly respectable fuel economy. Despite the conservative styling, powerful engines lurk under the hoods. The 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine is not as powerful as the 12-cylinder engine found in the discontinued XJ12 model. However, it still puts out 245 horsepower (hp), bringing it solidly into sports car territory. The luxury interior pampers the driver and passengers. With a smooth ride, it is extremely comfortable. Layered on top of this is a luxury interior that rivals its competitors with ease. Almost every major luxury feature is standard equipment, including climate control and a premium audio system. The interior is almost as good as the older XJ12 model. The only difference is that most of the optional features were standard in the XJ12.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Jaguar XJ6, Jaguar XJ6L, Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas

What's New

The 1997 Jaguar XJ6L is introduced to the lineup.

Exterior

The 1997 Jaguar XJ6 is a fairly large four-door sedan that measures in at 197.8 inches long. The graceful curves provide a mix of modern design to the classic luxury feel. Fog lights and alloy wheels are standard equipment as well as keyless entry, power moonroof, power door mirrors, and variably intermittent wipers. Chrome wheels are available as an optional upgrade.

Interior

The 1997 Jaguar XJ6 is designed to spoil occupants with luxury and comfort. The passenger experience is emphasized with power leather seats, leather trim steering wheel, air-conditioning, automatic climate control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, and a CD player. As for the driver experience, overhead console, keyless entry, power windows, power heated mirrors, power locks, power sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, cruise control, and a trip computer are also included. Optional equipment include heated seats, CD changer, and Harman/Kardon audio.

Performance & Handling

The 1997 Jaguar XJ6 offers a very surprisingly level performance considering it has a fairly conservative design. The 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine offers excellent acceleration and top speed with its 245 horsepower (hp) output at 4800 rpm. It corners extremely well. Overall, it offers amazing performance that outdoes almost anything else on the road.

Safety

The 1997 Jaguar XJ6 provides adequate safety features. Dual front airbags and four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard equipment. Traction control is available as an optional feature. Excellent maneuverability and acceleration can also allow it to avoid accidents before they occur.

EPA Fuel Economy

Jaguar XJ6: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Prestigious luxury design
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable ride

You Won't Like

  • Aging design

Sum Up

Luxury, prestige, and near sports car performance.

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