Apr 01, 2015
Reviewed By Jeff Stites
Price as Tested $91,275: 340-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6, ZF 8-speed automatic with Intelligent Stop/Start, Instinctive All Wheel Drive
Likes

Wonderful exterior styling, although I prefer the shorter front half of the car over the longer back half. Comfortable interior, intiuitive and well-designed controls. Fit and finish meets the typical high standard of previous Jag test vehicles. The growl from the supercharged V6 is enjoyable, and there’s ample power to get you to the board meeting if running a bit behind.

Dislikes

L e n g t h. Car lacks some of the expected rear-seat amenities like  drop-down tray tables and DVD monitors — but with reclining, heated, massaging seats, you probably wouldn’t make it to the end of the movie without falling asleep anyway.

Verdict

I’m a big fan of the new vehicles that Jaguar has to offer, but the XJL Portfolio always makes me feel like I should be wearing a chauffeur’s cap and hauling people in business suits to meetings across town. It fits a very narrow market, but if you fit that market, you couldn’t go wrong with a Portfolio.

Fun to Drive
1.3 rating
Fun to Look at
2.5 rating
Overall Experience
2.5 rating
Stats
Horsepower 340 hp
Torque 332 lb-ft
EPA Mileage 16/24

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