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Jaguar XF saloon - MPG, running costs & CO2

Reasonable fuel economy and CO2 emissions make the Jaguar XF a great company-car choice

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Running costs are everything in the executive-car class these days. With company cars making up many of Jaguar’s yearly sales, drivers are looking to minimise their Benefit-in-Kind tax bill, so manufacturers are competing fiercely to get their contenders' CO2 emissions as low as possible. Jaguar has done an impressive job with the XF – the most efficient version emits a reasonable 146g/km.

Jaguar XF MPG & CO2

The entry-level Jaguar XF is the 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel version that emits between 147 to 161g/km of CO2 depending on specification, with claimed fuel economy of up to 50.4mpg. This engine, also available in 178bhp form, is RDE2-compliant and will not be subject to the 4% BiK diesel surcharge. Very few diesel cars are RDE2-compliant and company-car users will welcome lower BiK ratings on these models.

The 178bhp version is a slightly more powerful version of the same engine. It improves efficiency very slightly with CO2 emissions of 146g/km and fuel economy of up to 50.9mpg. You can also specify four-wheel drive with this engine and an automatic gearbox, but CO2 emissions increase to 167-184g/km and fuel economy dips to 40.2-44.4mpg. Jump up to the 237bhp engine and fuel economy slides to 38.5-42.4mpg. Accordingly, CO2 emissions are rated at 175-192g/km. This is likely to disappoint company-car drivers who want the performance of the twin-turbocharged engine, but can’t justify its very high BiK rating.

As you might expect, the 3.0-litre diesel engine in the high-performance XF S and luxury Portfolio models are not as efficient as the ‘Ingenium’ 2.0-litre diesels. The 3.0-litre engine returns 40.8-43.9mpg and emits 169-182g/km depending on specification, putting it in the highest BiK rate banding.

For those who want a petrol powered XF, there’s a choice of two turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engines to choose from. The 25t version produces 246bhp producing CO2 emissions of 186-203g/km. This entry-level is the most efficient model, producing fuel economy of up to 31.5-34.4mpg. The more powerful 30t petrol engine produces 296bhp, and fuel economy of 29.9-32.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 196-214g/km.

After the first year's CO2-based road tax (generally included in the on-the-road price), all Jaguar XFs cost £150 a year to tax. Those with a list price (including options) of more than £40,000 are liable for an additional surcharge of £325 a year in years two to six, bringing the annual bill to £475 during that period.

Insurance group

The least expensive Jaguar XF (the 2.0-litre 161bhp diesel Prestige) falls into insurance group 25, while the 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel is in groups from 27. This compares favourably with the Audi A6 (which starts in group 32) and BMW 5 Series (which starts in group 31). The V6 petrol XF S is in group 38, while the V6 diesel XF S will be the most expensive to cover, as it falls into group 42.

Warranty

All new Jaguar XFs sold in the UK come with three years' unlimited-mileage manufacturer warranty cover. After three years, this can be extended for an extra 12 months at a time at additional cost.

Servicing

A 'Jaguar Approved Service' plan is offered with the XF. This covers maintenance for five years/50,000 miles or five years/75,000 miles. There's also a standard-mileage plan for petrol-engined cars. Covering a 2.0-litre diesel for five years/50,000 miles costs just over £500 and covers the cost of AdBlue refills as well as servicing.

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