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Jaguar XF saloon - Interior & comfort

The Jaguar XF maintains the company’s very high standard of interior design and quality but XF showing its age

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4.1 out of 5

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3.6 out of 5

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Interior & comfort Rating

3.5 out of 5

Today’s Jaguars have become renowned for their sleek, stylish and hi-tech interiors and things are no different in the latest XF. The design of the interior will be familiar to anyone who’s sat in the smaller Jaguar XE or larger Jaguar XJ saloons and material quality is very good – although we think the Audi A6 still feels a fraction more solid in this respect.

Jaguar XF dashboard

One of the XF's original design ‘party pieces’ - a rising rotary gear selector knob - has now been replaced by a stubby gear selector, neatly trimmed in leather and a metallic surround. Every facelifted XF comes with 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment, which replaces the ageing Touch Pro system. It's more responsive, working quickly and displaying lots of information with attractive graphics. There's also a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver, replacing traditional gauges.

Materials feel good, even down to the steering wheel mounted shift paddles, which offer a tactile feel while shifting manually. There's also a new steering wheel, which is carried over from the Jaguar I-Pace and is attractive and good to hold.

Equipment

Every Jaguar XF, including the entry-level S spec, sits on at least 18-inch alloy wheels and gets an interior trimmed in leather, including the steering wheel. There’s also an infotainment system with an 11.4-inch touchscreen incorporating sat nav, on-board wi-fi and Bluetooth phone connectivity and DAB radio. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all trim levels. All models also come equipped with dual-zone climate control, keyless start and cruise control.

Moving up to R-Dynamic S adds a sporty body kit, sports suspension, supportive sports seats and prominent ‘R Dynamic' branding.

The luxurious R-Dynamic SE adds 16-way power-adjustable front seats, keyless entry, leather trim on the upper dashboard, upgraded speakers and driving aids. The flagship version is the R-Dynamic HSE, with 20-inch alloy wheels, Windsor leather upholstery, a Meridian sound system and adaptive cruise control.

Technology

The XF boasts a full suite of advanced safety kit, including hill-start assistance, emergency braking assistance and traffic-sign recognition, while the lane-departure warning system provides strong and reassuring feedback through the steering wheel if it senses you’re drifting out of your lane without indicating.

The XF’s old Touch Pro Duo infotainment display didn't look as appealing as some manufacturers’ offerings but it has now been replaced by the Pivi Pro system that made its debut in the Land Rover Defender. This has far more processing power and both an 11.4-inch central screen and 12.3-inch driver's display, which are both crisp and responsive. They can also be updated wirelessly, so its software should stay up to date without requiring trips to the dealership.

Options

Options include a sliding panoramic or fixed panoramic roof, costing either £1,100 and £1,400, while different alloy wheels can also be picked to mix up how the XF looks.  A Configurable Dynamics system that changes how the XF feels to drive costs £150, while Adaptive Dynamics (that affects the suspension) is just over £700.

If you are concerned about air quality, the XF's ventilation system can be fitted with an Ionisation and filtration system for £140, keeping potentially harmful particles bigger than PM2.5 out of the interior.

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