When we compare the Jaguar XF's and the Jaguar XJ's specifications and ratings, the Jaguar XF has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The Jaguar XJ has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jaguar XF's and the Jaguar XJ's specifications and ratings, the Jaguar XF is a better car than the Jaguar XJ.
Jaguar XF vs. Jaguar XJ Pricing
A used 2019 Jaguar XF ranges from $20,095 to $39,997 while a used 2019 Jaguar XJ is priced between $34,599 to $64,625.
Jaguar XF vs. Jaguar XJ Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Jaguar XF loses 59.7 percent of its value and the Jaguar XJ loses 60.1 percent of its value. This means the Jaguar XF retains 0.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Jaguar XJ.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Jaguar XF’s base engine makes 247 horsepower, and the Jaguar XJ base engine makes 340 horsepower. The XF is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 663 miles. The XJ is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 570 miles. This gives the Jaguar XF the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Jaguar XJ. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Jaguar XJ, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Jaguar XF, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room cargo space. The Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ are comparable in regards to front leg room.