Jaguar XF saloon (2007-2015): owner reviews

"The Jaguar XF combines luxury, comfort and handling in an appealing executive car package."

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

73%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 22reviews
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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (11 cases)
  • Electrics (14 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Brakes, Other (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0d twin turbo

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
I have just bought this car as I previously had an X-Type but have liked the look of the XF for a long while now. I looked online for two months to get a good deal. I can only say that I wasn't let down in my purchase. The car was in pristine condition for its age. The cockpit is like being in a fighter jet with everything being illuminated at night. the power of the engine is impressive to say the least, and the manual paddle change is awesome. Although it's not as economical as it could be, I don't care as this is a beautiful refined beast. And, when commuting day to day, it is a very smooth, comfortable luxury car that won't break the bank. I'm extremely happy person with this car.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

3.0 diesel Premium Luxury

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
One of the most annoying cars I ever owned. The controls were illogically set out, too many rely on touch screen. Electrics and alarm developed several faults. Stitching on leather seats came apart and the faux aluminium finish on some controls started to wear showing the plastic underneath. Heavy on tyres and service from dealer expensive and unsatisfactory.
Reliability

3 out of 5

As reliable as most other cars but not outstanding.Prone to electrical problems
Performance
Quick for a diesel and not bad for a large car.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MPG not that impressive and much lower than expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

r-sport

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
A well made, great to drive and stylish car. Has everything you could need and is built to 'German' standards. The 8 speed grearbox is a joy. Progress is rapid if you want it to be and hushed. There is some diesel rumble and having had the V6 diesel I can say it is not as smooth but still a great engine. Nothing gone wrong in nearly 11 months of ownership and have 3 year warranty and free servicing. Will look at XE when come to change.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0D Prem Lux

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Superb car, so much more exclusive that the usual German rivals as every fifth car seems to be either a BMW 3 Series or an Audi A4. It stalks around town ignoring the challenges from spotty youths in their turbo charged aquarium pump powered boxes, and cruises effortlessly on the M-Ways. I considered the 2.2d but it couldn't hide its agricultural engine, and anyway I still get 45+mpg from the silky V6 without having to hog the inside lane on cruise control at 56mph. The only downsides are the front seats lacking thigh support and the slightly reserved interior. When the next facelift arrives I would like to see the instrument pod redesigned to incorporate oil pressure and engine temp gauges and also widened to incorporate the main info screen, which sits a little low for my liking, and then form a centre console that is swept down between the front seats to give the minor control buttons more angle. I find the slab of controls below the screen slightly fiddly to use when driving.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Slight issue with DPF but I blame dirty supermarket diesel for that and its never happened since I stopped using supermarket fuel
Performance

5 out of 5

Mid range power is outstanding more than enough to clear slow traffic on A roads or the idiot in the A4 driving up your rear end on the M Way
Running Cost

4 out of 5

You don't buy it for its economy you buy it for driving pleasure but it will surprise you

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
NO PROBLEMS SO FAR

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Tyres don't last long and are expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very economical for size

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
2 minor faults, went into get you home mode once, Diesel particulate filter replaced recently. All rectified very quickly by main dealer with explanation
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Its an expensive luxury car but from experience with less expensive makes the costs are slightly but not proportionately higher.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
no problems yet
Running Cost

4 out of 5

up to 52 mpg touring and 44-48 general use

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
No problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

acceptable for the performance!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Early days but the car is superb and very reliable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The diesel engine is still tight (only ~4K miles since end September) and fuel consumption will improve as the car does more miles.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Parts and Servicing are expensive

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Issues with handling and windscreen

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
i HAVE HAD ONE FAULT WITH THE CAR WHEN A VEHICLE CONTROL BOARD BURNT OUT IT COST Ł450.00 TO REPLACE IT.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

FOR A JAGUAR IT GIVE ME THE BEST M P G I HAVE EVER HAD.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Problem with turbo transfer gate and keeps saying there is water in the fuel
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Due a service at a cost of Ł450!!! and Ł10 for the courtesy car!!! Toyota don't charge for the car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
Faultless so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel costs are a little high but mainly due to a lot of town driving.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
No issues so far.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

23
Review
DPF issues create a reliability issue as well as a few minor niggling faults.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

expensive to run on short journeys - less so on long runs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
I have not had any reliability issues.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Been quite faultless

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Very unreliable when new because of build quality/electrical problems. Resolved by Jaguar at head office and subsequently by Grange Jaguar (Marshalls the original supplier were hopeles). Now exemplary at 80,000 miles.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Expensive to run as it is still a heavy car at 1,950 kilos. Would not keep it without extended warranty!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33.5
Review
No Breakdowns or failures during 7 months of ownership
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Quite heavy depreciation. Main Dealer service costs high

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
it is a nice sturdy car
Running Cost

3 out of 5

price of diesel is far too high

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
It's been perfect!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very good for it's performance and quality

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
NOTHING MORE TO TELL - IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Rattles
Running Cost

3 out of 5

38mpg Tyres very expensive and don't last

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2 Diesel Luxury

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Having gone to my local Jaguar dealer to buy a 3½ year old 3.0 diesel XF I found myself coming away with a brand new 2.2 XF as the deal was amazing, huge discounts, 3 years free servicing and warranty plus other extras. The difference in fuel economy between the two models also contributed to my decision (as did the similarity between the monthly payments and the deposit - check out the Jaguar deals on offer). At the time of writing I have owned the car, in Satellite Grey, for 4 weeks and I've done around 1000 miles in a combination of Motorway, urban and twisty road driving. I am averaging 46 mpg at present with a best of around 50mpg on a recent 350 mile round trip to Silverstone. (My last car was a Mondeo Titanium X 2.0 diesel and I averaged 42 in that!) On motorways the car is smooth, quiet and comfortable. The only apprecable noise comes from the wind hitting the door mirrors but that is not an unacceptable level. It eats the miles. You get out thinking 'let's do that again'!) On twisty country roads (in the Brecon Beacons for example) the car is surprisingly agile for such a big vehicle. Using the sport mode improves the pick up out of corners and the overall grip is extremely good. I have programmed the car so that I can only use the flappy paddle gearbox in sport mode and it is a fun option, although after a while the novelty wears off. However, using the paddles to maximise the revs before changing gear makes the car move very quickly indeed. (I test drove the 3.0 diesel and it is obviously quite a bit quicker but the difference, from behind the wheel, isn't as much as you may imagine). I had heard reports that in town driving the car felt 'lumpy'. It doesn't feel that way to me. It is a real head turner though! The front grill and cats eyes are a feature. The cabin, the controls and equipment befit the luxury tag. Everything feels solid and works as you would expect. The new sound system (I have the standard version) plays music from USB sticks, from a mobile via bluetooth, from CD or from radio (DAB and FM). You can also upload 10 full CDs to the built in hard drive. It also plays DVD movies on the screen (if you are not moving). It can be a bit fiddly to use on the move though, with multiple options and menus. I tend to program the music for a journey before setting off. The satnav is quite complicated and takes a bit of getting to grips with but it is worth the effort. Functioning from the hard drive and not DVD, I am told, improves its performance. Coming home from the British Grand Prix, the traffic sensitive system took us on a quite different, and much longer, route but got us home quite a bit quicker than had we sat in the usual traffic toward the M4. Last comment is on the seats and leather trim. They are very comfortable indeed and the trim oozes quality, although there are one or two plastic feeling bits here and there. Everyone loves the rising gear knob, rotating air vents show when the start button is pressed. Downsides: Sometimes it can hunt for one of the 8 gears a little longer than you would like, especially when 'nipping' out of a junction. I have started using sport mode for 'pull away in a hurry'. I am not a big fan of the start/stop function, although I do use it. It is very easy to disable though, with a single button below the touch screen. Finally, my main bugbear: There is nowhere to keep your sunglasses. (The modeo had a lovely swing compartment above the rear view mirror). And in this car, you need shades to try to keep up with the XF itself, which massively 'out-cools' it's rivals.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Thoroughly enjoyable to drive though would prefer if the mpg was higher than the 35 i typically achieve.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Thoroughly enjoyable but with niggly small faults dealt with under warranty

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A superbly styled car which gives excellent performance and driving experience. After 8 years of being impressed by my bmw, it was going to be hard to replace, but the jaguar xf has delighted both myself and my wife. It has also proved to be a capable caravan towing vehicle which enables long distances to covered in quietness and with total relaxation for the driver. No regrets about choosing the xf, but a lot of enjoyment.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Lovely to drive & be in, but absolutely useless in the recent snow

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic - real luxury that is useable everyday. Very fast and economical too. I love it!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Portfolio, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very happy with performance, ride and looks.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall fairly good but the poor electrical reliability and poor ergonomics mean that i cannot rate this car higher.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Apart from the electric wiring problem the car has been reliable and fairly economical, i have not regretted moving from a bmw 5 series

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S Portfolio, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Everything that i could take issue with on my previous xf 2.7 has been put right with the 3 litre s. The performance is in a different league, economy has improved by 10% and the car has been totally reliable. Of course you still get the sleek exterior and that wonderful cabin. If jaguar make the next one out of aluminium like the xk and xj and thereby save a couple of hundred kilos it can only get even better to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

premium luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

PL, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Portfolio, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall very good, jaguar seem to improve all the time - biased, maybe.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A very special place to be.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good car /but spoilt by niggly problems,build quality very poor ,but i was spoilt by owning a audi .

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Exceeded all expectations now on second xf in 3 years

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

premium luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good blend of performance and comfort with stunning styling. Few niggling faults but rectified easily. Good value for money.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

portfolio, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Fabulous.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A joy to drive and own, but the servicing cost is high. Also the car has had new tyres after 12,000 miles and i don't drive it any harder than my previous cars and their tyres lasted a lot longer nearer to 20,000 miles.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

luxury s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
No co9mplaints

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium Luxury, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is just brilliant!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2D Luxury 190

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
A wonderful car to drive. Economical, reliable and gorgeous looks. You feel a million dollars driving one of these. My car has been 100% reliable and feels solid and stable on the road. The boot is huge and plenty of space for passengers. I'd highly recommend.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

3.0 diesel Luxury

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
The XF gets you from A to B and hasn't developed any faults that were not present when it was brand new. A telling fact is that when we go on a family trip we don't use the XF. Ride is very harsh, handling is bad primarily due to the rock-hard suspension (the car skips sideways if it hits a minor bump mid corner). Seats cause backache. Tyres supplied as standard are so hard that they have poor grip when its below 20 degrees C. Steering is numb, very little feedback so you can't feel how much grip the tyres have.The 8 speed gearbox gets stuck in high gears causing shuddering when you try to accelerate. The gearbox can't apply power gently - its impossible to pull away on an icy road. If it weren't for how much cash I would lose I would have sold the car. Its also a bit of a pig to park etc - the rearward view is poor (I have the reversing camera). The car does not live up to its marketing hype / press reviews - its way worse to live with than a VW / Skoda etc.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

V6 Diesel S Portfolio

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
The best car I have ever owned. The faults, which pale into insignificance besides the good things, are as follows (roughly in order of importance). The ride is rather harsh and jiggly at low speeds. My car has 20 inch wheels and very low profile tyres, which may contribute to this. At higher speeds the ride is fine. There is a little bit of turbo lag, which takes the edge of things a bit if you want to hustle the car along windy roads at very high speed. Rear visibility is poor, which means you have to be careful when parking. The rear sensors are essential and, for reasons I cannot understand, my car, despite being the highest spec. model has no sensors at the front, which is crazy given that the handsome nose of the car drops away out of sight. I assume Jaguar have fixed this problem on later models. Despite being adjustable in dozens of different ways, the front seats are not the most comfortable I have sat in. The brakes are fine, but not quite as good as some reviewers suggest. Having said all this, and been ultra-critical, the car is just fabulous. Performance is wonderful, with massive power and torque delivered smoothly and almost silently though and excellent gearbox. The handing is wonderful and the steering is pin-sharp. My car has been absolutely reliable over 1 year and 16,000 miles. Nothing whatsoever has gone wrong, apart from an occasional slight creak from the region of the driver's door. Economy (about 38 mpg in mixed driving) is very good for such a large and powerful car. And, of course the car looks simply beautiful. My previous car was an E Class Mercedes with a similar size diesel engine (albeit an older model). The XF is way better on all counts except interior space (surprisingly, this includes reliability - the Merc. cost me a small fortune in repairs). Would I but another XF? Yes.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Completely reliable. Nothing at all has gone wrong in 1 year and about 16,000 miles with the sole exception of an occasional slight creak from the region of the driver's door.
Performance

5 out of 5

Goes like a fighter jet, as another reviewer said. Could not have put it better.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good economy for such a powerful car, low insurance and reasonable servicing costs, though tyres are, inevitably, expensive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0 Petrol Premium Luxury

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Having owned an X-Type and driven several S-Types, the XF was on my radar for some time. Having had problems with diesels in the past (DPFs, EGRs, etc), I decided to go for the 3.0 N/A petrol engine which was difficult to find as 95% of XFs are diesels. Boy, am I glad I did! On paper, it's nothing special but the figures can't tell you everything. It sounds fantastic, really shifts (without any of the lift-off delay you get in the diesels) and is returning an average 32mpg. It's incredibly refined with a lovely throaty roar towards the red line. Being a petrol, it's a much simpler (read: less expensive to maintain) engine than the diesels too. Mine is a Premium Luxury and comes with heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, the Bowers & Wilkins sound system, rear reverse camera, automatic headlights and wipers and all the other XF niceties. The Bowers & Wilkins sound system is phenomenal. If you like your music, that alone will separate the XF from the competition. I had a BMW 530d prior to this with the Logic 7 sound system and it wasn't a patch on this. 14 speakers, 2 subs and a great DSP and amp. Everything else is usual XF and works brilliantly. It's riding on 19" wheels, which I was initially concerned about after several BMWs, but the ride is something else. It's firm and controlled but unbelievably compliant and absorbent – something that I think only Jaguar can pull off. The steering is light (Jags are) but has plenty of natural weighting and feedback, the road and wind noise is minimal to non-existent and the general cabin oozes luxury and build quality. So here's my recommendation: get a Premium Luxury or Portfolio and get a petrol. I know several people who've had issues with their diesel XFs but everyone I know with a petrol has had 100% reliability.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0l Premium Luxury

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Only had this XF for a few days and am already very happy. Dealership advice and support was excellent. The car drives superbly and is very comfortable although the 19 inch wheels are not quite as smooth on the road as the smaller versions experienced during some test drives. Steering, brakes, gear changes, acceleration... all very smooth an positive. Overall an excellent buy - highly recommended.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

3.0D Luxury

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Two colleagues and I both got company XFs (two 3.0D and one 2.2D) at the same time about 8 months ago. Both 3.0Ds have driven just over 30,000 miles, the 2.2D about 20,000 miles. Mine has been to the garage twice in that time, the first when an engine hose split, the second when the engine just turned off whilst overtaking at 70mph resulting in loss of power steering and servo'd brakes - an interesting experience!. My colleague with the 3.0D has had to have new brake pads & discs all round. The 2.2D has been off the road for several days at a time due to indicators that seemingly wouldn't turn off and a dealer that can't fix it. I've had BMWs for the previous 6 years and in comparison reliability of XFs is a significant issue. Tyres last around 30,000 miles - not bad of a car of this weight and power. The car drives well and is more nimble that its size would lead you to expect, it holds the road well and acceleration and braking are good. On a trip I can easily get 45mpg on a motorway but around town it's more like 30mpg. Some of the electronics such as the stereo and the sat nav are very slow to react, you push the buttons and then after about a second they act - it's as though they act through a solenoid, but they clearly don't. The sat nav and phone is also quite fiddly by comparison with the BMW i-drive. I suspect it's time that Jaguar refreshed/upgraded them. The general comfort is excellent and the overall shape is still a thing of beauty, but ultimately you buy a car to drive and unreliability is the killer to that. I only got the XF because i was getting bored with BMWs, that's a lesson I won't repeat. I wish I could recommend the XF but unfortunately I can't. When all 3 XF's experience reliability problems in such a short time since new that has to be a concern - and it should be to Jaguar as well.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
Only a couple of small electric problems, otherwise great.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Large classy cars are not cheap to run. Tyres and maintaince costs on high side.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26.8

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
minor electronic issues

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
small niggles with trim - otherwise excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

HAve seen over 50 mpg on some trips - from a 3 litre turbo diesel - very pleased

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
No faults or problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not the cheapest, but well within the expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
The only reason that I did not score 5 is because of a recurring problem with the diesel particulate filter which I now believe has been fixed
Running Cost

5 out of 5

For a relatively big executive style car it has, so far, been remarkably fuel efficient (achieving over 40 mpg on motorways and longer runs and has not been as thirsty as I has anticipated when driven around town. So far, repair and maintenance costs have been low apart from having to replace the original set of tyres after c12,000 miles.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Only minor glitches.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
Haven't had any problems at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Doesn't use any oil, MPG is good if I am light on the throttle

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very reasonable for size

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
I have had only minor problems with a door rattle and a water leak into the boot.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

My dealer offers special priced servicing for cars over three years old.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
other than software updates, to correct a window closing minor problem, there were no faults with the car over 3 years. The car has been also used for caravan towing over long distances.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Other than servicing prices, the car has been excellent, with no breakdowns and no parts needing replacement. Towing economy has been amazing.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
no problems (unlike the BMW 523i I had prevously)
Running Cost

4 out of 5

On a stead motorway run over 50 MPG is easily achieved.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
no issues in 16000miles
Running Cost

3 out of 5

sevice was expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Parts, tyres etc expensive. It's what you expect tho'

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Other

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Perfect
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not bad, considering the class of car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
One word, Faultless!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

On steady runs car will average over 40mpg but mixed with country roads and towns drops to mid 30's

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36.5
Review
No problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Disappointing fuel consumption compared to published figures.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37.8
Review
Problems with drivers door lock and eco operation
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Better than I expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Other

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Very reliable no issues with it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
Very Reliable, no problems at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Av 41 mpg mixed motorway town driving

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

22

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
So far, no problems except the radio which the dealer rectified immediately.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It doesn't reach the "manufacturers" figures however I drive it, but overall Iam happy witht he running costs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
No problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Annual service is required which is unusual compared to other makes

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
1 intermittent faulty internal light fixed under warranty, a couple of warning lights fixed by switching off and on, nothing else
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very affordable servicing, parts and tyres not cheap but it hasn't used any yet

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
Totally reliable thus far. This is my second Jaguar and have enjoyed over 6 years trouble-free motoring in style.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
No issues reported to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel Economy is good for the way it's driven although it is less than quoted

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Other

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Review
Couplke of issues which have been sorted buy Guy Salmon
Running Cost

2 out of 5

It's a 5.0 V8 Supercharged car it was not bought with economy in mind

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Completely reliable except for a single fault which took a long while to isolate and correct. The fault was an intermittent "red"warning for the ridiculous Pedestrian System airbags. It was eventually traced to a faulty dedicated wiring loom!
Running Cost