Review

Jaguar XF saloon

The Jaguar XF is an executive saloon that takes on cars like the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and Audi A6. It can be had as a practical estate – called the Sportbrake – and arguably has more stylish looks than its rivals, although rear seat headroom suffers as a result of its swooping lines.

Jaguar offers an excellent range of engines with the XF, so buyers can choose from three diesel and two petrol engines. The basic diesel offers excellent economy, and decent performance, while the top-of-the range 5.0-litre petrol is nearly as fast as a supercar, but has similar running costs to one too.

The XF has a good range of trim levels, with even the cheapest model coming fitted as standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, leather seats, wood trim, as well as automatic headlights and wipers. All models gets nice interior touches such as a gear selector that rises from the centre console and air vents that revolve when you start the car.