Jaguar XJL at Tint Magic Window Tinting Parkland, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Sunrise, Weston, Lauderhill, Margate, Deerfield Beach.
Eight inches of blue screen glowed from the 2016 Jaguar XJL Portfolio V-6 AWD’s center stack. Instead of showing us navigation, radio, climate, or phone information, Jaguar’s all-new touchscreen infotainment system, dubbed InControl Touch Pro, did its best impression of a 1960s British-car electrical component by simply not showing up for work. Or maybe it was running Windows 3.1. Cycling through the ignition to reboot the system proved fruitless; however, after a few hours’ rest, InControl Touch Pro mysteriously returned to its normal, user-friendly state.
This was disappointing because, among a handful of features added to the Jaguar XJ for 2016, the headline item is InControl Touch Pro. The system—conceived internally and built around a quad-core Intel processor, 60 gigabytes of solid-state storage, and an Ethernet network—is, for the time being, the future of Jaguar infotainment.
When working properly, InControl Touch Pro is leaps and bounds better than the XJ’s previous infotainment system. The touchscreen is usually quick to respond to user inputs (even when it lags, it’s better than its antecedent), and, for the most part, menus and controls are laid out logically. Plus, Jaguar includes a handful of hard buttons to help users quickly navigate to key menus.
Unfortunately, in our experience with the XJL Portfolio AWD, InControl Touch Pro’s reliability was shaky. Even before it “blue” itself, the system resisted our attempts to connect a phone via Bluetooth, refused to display certain pages on its screen, and, at one point, cut audio from the SiriusXM feed entirely.
Heated and cooled front and rear seats are now standard across the board for all XJs, while soft diamond-quilted stitched leather envelops the thrones of 2016 XJL Portfolios. Front seats with 14-way power adjustability and a built-in massage function are also standard, as is a panoramic sunroof and a 20-speaker, 825-watt Meridian audio system.
Starting at $87,695, our British Racing Green XJL Portfolio AWD packed as options a heated front windshield ($375), electric rear side-window blinds ($700), and a new Parking Assist package ($1050), which includes a surround-view camera system and parking sensors able to detect objects around the entire car, bringing the as-tested price to $89,820. While comparable to what we’ve seen for cars such as theAudi A8 (to compare all-wheel-drive apples), this price doesn’t represent Jaguar’s traditional value proposition against competitors.