Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate (2012-2016) - Reliability & safety

Owners raved about their Jaguar XF in our 2016 customer satisfaction survey, but safety isn’t top-notch

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

3.0 out of 5

Jaguar XF owners raved about their cars in our 2016 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. The car’s safety rating isn’t quite on par with the rest of its rivals, though.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate reliability

Results from our 2016 Driver Power survey brought good news for the Jaguar XF. A solid 14th place overall means drivers are clearly still impressed with the car, although 44th position for build quality and 104th out of 150 models for reliability are less reassuring.

The brand fared well in the survey, taking sixth place in the latest results.


Less impressive is the XF Sportbrake's four-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. Nearly all cars sail through this test and get the maximum five stars these days – including all of the XF's rivals from Mercedes, Audi and BMW. It's also surprising when you consider the multitude of standard safety features on offer, including a full set of airbags, electronic stability control and a bonnet that pops up to protect pedestrians in a crash. On top of that, you can add tyre-pressure monitoring, blind-spot warning, parking sensors, a reversing camera and adaptive cruise control.

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