The new Jaguar XF is distinctive to look at, good to drive and has one of the best-designed interiors money can buy. The stylish new Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate model will also no doubt attract new customers to the brand. Engines include a 2.2-litre diesel that offers around 50mpg, a range of 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesels, plus two 5.0-litre petrol V8s, one of which is supercharged. Best-selling models are powered by the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel, which is available in two different power levels. The low power version offers economy of 47.1mpg and emissions of 159g/km. The range is divided into Luxury, Premium Luxury and Portfolio models, but all are well equipped. Prices compare favourably to German competition such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Jaguar XF is a distinctive, bold looking alternative that is effortlessly fast in all guises.
- Good engine range
- Stylish looks
- Fantastic mix of performance and comfort
- Poor rear legroom
- No petrol model
- Rivals boast more stylish interiors
Buy a Jaguar XF and you’ll never feel short changed by the handling or interior quality. It's a great driver's car that offers luxury and performance in equal measure, and even entry-level editions are well equipped and cruise effortlessly on the motorway.
It is worth noting that rear passenger space is not the most generous but the fit and finish of the highly distinctive interior and smartly styled exterior helps to make up for that. The car's boot is slightly bigger than that of a BMW 5 Series too.
All versions are fast, although the 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel is the pick of the range, giving the XF good performance while returning decent fuel economy. It's almost as smooth and quiet as the petrol model in the range, too. The 3.0-litre diesel engine is also very impressive but it is thirstier for fuel. The XF compares well to the Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6, although the latest BMW 5 Series continues to set the benchmarks for large executive cars.
- Large boot
- Very comfortable
- Luxurious interior
- No petrol option
- Noisy 2.2-litre diesel
- BMW 5 Series Touring is more fun
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate features a 1,675-litre boot and 48mm more headroom than the saloon. It's only offered with diesel engines, including two powerful V6s, but the XF Sportbrake is also available with the company's 2.2-litre diesel, which returns fuel economy of around 55mpg.
- Stylish design
- Comfortable suspension
- Very impressive performance
- Expensive to run
- Lack of rear headroom
- Not as fast as a BMW M5
The Jaguar XFR is a high-performance version of the standard Jaguar XF saloon. It uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine that produces 503bhp and enables it to get from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds. The car is expensive to buy and running costs are very, very high. But if you're looking for this type of car, the XFR is a thrilling as well as comfortable choice.