The XF, Jaguar’s lone sedan, is a car with multiple skills, mixing the luxury and comfort of a spacious four-door sedan with nimble handling and the personality of a sports car. A speedy and economical powertrain hides beneath the attractive look, instilling confidence on the road or when making a bold entrance. For the money, the XF has a lot of basic features, making it one of the best buys in its class.
The Jaguar XF is a joy to drive on a daily basis since it is supremely comfortable and simple to operate. It’s also a sports sedan in the making, with a turbocharged engine and agile handling that make it more enjoyable than the ordinary luxury sedan. The inside is tastefully decorated with soft materials and cutting-edge technology, as well as driver safety aids for added assurance. The XF makes a lot of sense in terms of value, outpricing most competitors and getting good fuel economy. Better-known German rivals are sportier to drive and have more high-tech features, but the XF is a unique and surprisingly practical option for luxury consumers.
Trims and Pricing
The current Jaguar XF features a very simple trim list, with only three options: S, SE, and R-Dynamic SE, unlike previous model years.
The S trim’s starting price is roughly $44,000. Heated front seats, dual-zone temperature control, keyless entry, push-button start, wood inserts, ambient lighting, a premium sound system, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless smartphone charging are just a few of the features. Jaguar strikes a mix between comfort and practical safety features to make every drive safer and more enjoyable. Automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, automatic headlights, a surround-view camera, parking sensors, and rain-sensing wipers are just a few of the features available.
The SE trim level adds leather upholstery, memory side mirrors, navigation, and in-car WiFi to the XF’s luxury. It costs around $47,500 new.
The R-Dynamic SE is at the top of the list. It has a more powerful engine, standard all-wheel drive, automatic high lights, elegant external style features, and metal/wood inside trim, all for around $50,000.
A 650-watt Meridian surround-sound system, Windsor premium leather, adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, and other features are available for the XF.
Performance and Engine
The XF’s well-rounded powertrain is one of the most welcome discoveries. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the S and SE produces 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. While this isn’t as powerful as other rivals, it’s more than enough to get the XF around town. With outstanding throttle response, a thrilling exhaust sound, and a smooth eight-speed transmission, acceleration is seamless. If the driver wants to change gears manually, Jaguar supplies paddle shifters. The EPA estimates that it will earn 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, which is possibly the best feature of this powertrain.
Similarly, the more powerful engine in the R-Dynamic SE mixes performance with efficiency. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It doesn’t feel all that much faster on the road, but the increased power doesn’t seem to harm gas mileage much, with EPA estimates of 23/32 mpg.
Inside The XF’s is spacious and classy, and it comes with a lot of features for the money. The front seats include plenty of legroom, as well as straightforward driver controls and a curved 11.4-inch touchscreen for connecting an Apple or Android smartphone, getting step-by-step navigation directions, and making phone calls. The HVAC controls and heated seat switches are delightfully big below it. The steering wheel of the Jaguar is a nice thickness for good steering control. Backseat passengers enjoy comfy seats with plenty of legroom, storage bins, and netting pockets for small belongings. Soft leather trim is available on the upper trims, and Windsor leather is also available. The Meridian surround-sound system, which is available as an option, is one of the best in the class.