Should I buy a Jaguar?
Jaguar is a bastion of Britishness, even though it and its sister brand Land Rover are now owned by India-based Tata Motors. A fresh charge spearheaded by new SUVs and electric cars, plus the popular XE and XF saloons and the stunning F-Type sports car, means the brand is enjoying a resurgence.
But Jaguar still has some way to go to shake off its reputation for iffy build quality and truly challenge other luxury brands, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
One way it hopes to do that is by being one of the first marques to electrify its cars. Jaguar and sister brand Land Rover have committed to manufacturing only hybrid or full-electric vehicles by 2020. This follows a similar move by Swedish carmaker Volvo.
Jaguar F Pace
How reliable are Jaguar cars?
We run an annual car survey where tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current Jaguar owners, we have reliability data for new Jaguar cars aged up to three years old, and also models aged between three and eight years old.
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We surveyed online 47,013 members of the general public, covering 55,833 cars. Survey in field December 2019 to February 2020.
How much do Jaguar cars cost?
Its saloons don’t cost that much more, with the priced from roughly £32,000. Its most expensive models are the sports car (£48,000) and the Tesla-rivalling luxury all-electric SUV (£62,000), which is considerably cheaper than its main competitor, the (£83,000).
Choosing the best Jaguar car
All new Jaguar cars being launched from 2020 are expected to be either hybrids or fully electric cars, following its pledge in 2017. However, conventional-fuel cars are still available on models that originally launched in previous years. Jaguar’s car range is focused on tradtional saloons as well as SUVs, capitalising on their recent rise in popularity.
If you’re looking for a compact SUV, the is the brand's smallest car. For those who want more space, there's the medium-sized 4x4. Its full-sized, luxury SUV, the all-electric (pictured above), obviously has in its sights.
Jaguar’s historical home is in saloon cars, and these remain a popular choice with buyers. The compact executive saloon rivals the excellent , whereas the luxury saloon completes with the upmarket mid-sized .
For those looking for the traditional, quintessential Jaguar saloon, you’ll want to buy used, as the brand moves towards SUVs and an electrified future. The famous large luxury , defining the marque’s magic right back to 1968, has gone off sale.
If you really want to see what a modern Jaguar’s made of, there’s no better place than the Porsche-rivalling . This is the marque’s current sports car, and its first since the acclaimed iconic E-Type, more than 50 years ago.