1998 Jaguar XJ8

  • 1998 Jaguar XJ8 Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      290/290
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $54,750
  • 1998 Jaguar XJ8 L Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      290/290
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $59,750
  • 1998 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      290/290
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $63,800
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 Review

Comes with a high price but is well worth the shiny penny.

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Overview

The 1998 Jaguar XJ series was originally introduced in 1968 and has remained highly successful since then. The most significant change is the replacement of the V-6 engine with a V-8, which is equipped with a 23.1-gallon fuel tank. This means adventures can be extended. Since it can fit five passengers, consumers can take a few friends and forget life for a day.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.0-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Jaguar XJ8, Jaguar XJ8L, Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas

What's New

The 1998 Jaguar XJ8 relocates the stereo controls, improves its interior ergonomics, and adds a more powerful V-8 engine to increase the already substantial appeal of the car.

Exterior

The 1998 Jaguar XJ8 is known for its aesthetic appeal, just like all Jaguars are. Distinctive four headlamps are visible in the front, both of which are still very prevalent. Looks and style come standard with a rear window defroster, 16-inch alloy wheels and a remote trunk release.

Interior

The 1998 Jaguar XJ8 gets a fully carpeted floor with additional carpeted floor mats, which mean that the passengers’ feet will rest well on a soft cushion. Meanwhile, the leather seats and details including the leather shift knob also mean that the eyes and body can relax in comfort as well. Heated seats further lend to a relaxing effect. The rearview mirror auto-dims for daylight, and there are reading lights in both the front and rear. A sunroof is also available, allowing for any type of light that the occupants may prefer.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Jaguar XJ8 is equipped with a four-liter V-8, which is capable of cranking out 290 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The engine is married with a five-speed automatic and has a turning circle of 40.7 feet. Coil springs in the front and rear suspensions, a front anti-roll bar, and vented front and rear-wheel disc brake mean it's everything the driver wants it to be on any type of roadway. Rack and pinion steering mean straight stretches and corners are equally well-handled. Also, the occupants barely feel irregularities in the pavement.

Safety

The 1998 Jaguar XJ8 come with no available crash test results from either the NHTSA or the IIHS. It comes with standard safety equipment such as four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS), an anti-theft alarm system, driver and passenger front airbags, fog lights, front side airbags, and stability control systems. The only optional feature on this car is traction control.

EPA Fuel Economy

Jaguar XJ8: 16/22 mpg city/highway
Jaguar XJ8 L: 15/22 mpg city/highway
Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas: 16/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Luxurious and appealing styling
  • V-8 engine
  • An elegant interior with no luxuries spared

You Won't Like

  • Expensive

Sum Up

Comes with a high price but is well worth the shiny penny.

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