Jaguar XF: Effortless Performance And Driving Pleasure
Jaguar XF: Big Car Performance Small Car Running Costs
The Jaguar XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake blend effortless performance with the fuel economy of a supermini (in certain forms). Pleasing traits in a multi-award winning executive class car that has sure-footed, refined and entertaining handling in every form.
In Sportbrake guise, the 2.2-litre, 163PS, diesel version averages 58.9mpg. This engine manages 57.6mpg in Saloon form. For comparison, a Ford Fiesta 1.25 60PS supermini returns 54.3mpg. XF emissions are 129g/km which equates to Road Tax Band D – so both body styles can be taxed for free in year 1, then £110 thereafter (current rates). Both smoothly accelerate to 62mph in less than 11 seconds and are capable of about 130mph.
Alternative diesels include the: 2.2-litre 200PS, the 3.0-litre V6 240PS, and the 3.0-litre V6 275PS. Petrols include the: 3.0-litre V6 340PS, 5.0-litre V8 510PS and 5.0-litre V8 550PS. All are teamed with smooth and responsive 8-speed auto transmission. 0-62mph times range from 8.5 to 4.6 seconds (Saloon) and 8.8 to 4.8 seconds (Sportbrake). Fuel economy varies from 54.3mpg to 24.4mpg (Saloon) and 54.3mpg to 22.2mpg (Sportbrake).
Jaguar XF: Image, Style And Cargo Capacity
The Jaguar XF Saloon image best suits executives that want the prestige associated with the body style, whereas the Sportbrake is more practical for families. Both have muscular styling characteristics such as a prominent nose, wide rear and bulging bonnet.
Saloon cargo capacity is 540-litres rising to 963-litres with the rear seats folded flat, whereas the Sportbrake has 550-litres (to the cover) and 1,675 with the seats folded. It also has more headroom for rear passengers thanks to a longer/higher roof. The Sportbrake - in certain forms – also has an electric tailgate. This complements an optional load space retention kit that includes rails in the boot's floor, a telescopic rod and strap.
Jaguar XF: Trims, Equipment And Prices
XF trims include the: SE, SE Business, Luxury, R-Sport, Premium Luxury, Portfolio, XFR and XFR-S. Equipment highlights are the adaptive cruise control that adjust speed to maintain a safe distance to the car ahead, headlights that bend beams of light in line with the steering to maximise visibility, and satellite navigation. It also has push-button start that enables the motorist to fire-up the engine without removing a key from a pocket. For security, the key must be close to/in the car. The XF Saloon costs £32,945 - £79,995 on the road. The Sportbrake model is priced from £35,445 - £82,495 on the road.