The edgy XF and luxurious XJ have beaten tough competition to triumph in their categories at the Auto Express Used Car Awards 2015. In the years after the models in question first went on sale, they each won numerous awards, thanks to their quality, style, luxury and customer backing.
The Jaguar XF has won the Best Used Executive Car Award, with its stylish cabin and outstanding owner satisfaction making it stand out. Auto Express commented, saying: ‘With air vents that rotate out of the dash and a gear selector that rises from the centre console, the XF feels special from the moment you climb inside. The cabin proves that this big saloon boasts plenty of style, but it’s not short of substance, either.’
Named Car of the Decade in 2011 in Auto Express’ annual owner satisfaction survey, it’s no surprise that the XF is still ranked 23rd for owner satisfaction, even with the All-New XF having been released this year.
The Jaguar XJ rose above formidable competition to be named Best Used Luxury Car in this year’s awards, thanks to its ‘club class refinement’ and excellent handling. Auto Express said: ‘In 2015, there is no better [luxury] second-hand choice than the Jaguar XJ.’ Having been rated as the best executive car in Auto Express’ 2015 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey surely helped, with the panel knowing the car’s customers are right behind it.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer said: ‘The Jaguar XF and XJ were excellent cars when they launched, and the fact that owners are so happy with them all these years and miles later just speaks volumes about their quality. That’s why we felt both of these cars really deserved to be applauded in our Used Car Awards; a good XF for under £10,000 and an XJ for less than £20,000 will definitely be enough to make some people think twice about their next car.’