TodayOctober 23, 2021

2015 Jaguar XJL Real Wheels Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and friends

This week I had the pleasure of driving a 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio edition. What a beautiful car. The base cost is $84,700. The car I drove totaled out at $96,663.

Beautiful British racing green paint ($1,500) and the premium rear seat package for $7,750 that includes massage and heated seats with ten-inch screens and business tables in the back. Absolute luxury.

Audi, Lexus, and Mercedes are well-stocked breeds as well, but there is something about the silhouette of Ian Callum’s design that I do love.

Open Sesame:

I was perplexed though when I stopped and put the jag in park and took off my seat belt the car shut off, but not always.

What am I not doing that makes it only do it sometimes? I emailed Jaguar and Maria told me:

“The situation you are experiencing has to do with the “Eco” system. You may have noticed when the “Eco” mode is on, that the engine stops running when the vehicle comes to a complete stop. If you remove your seat belt while the engine is being held off by this system, the vehicle will shut off completely. (It still happens to me very frequently). The reason you are not always experiencing this is that the “Eco” system only runs under certain conditions (i.e. the ambient temperature has to be above a certain threshold or the system has sensed that you are stopping frequently).”

It’s one of those features that was designed to keep people from removing their seat belts while driving.

If you don’t want this to happen, you can simply turn Eco mode off completely by pressing the Eco button on the console.

Thanks, Maria

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.