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Jaguar XF saloon (2007-2015) - Reliability & safety

Jaguar XF owners are generally very pleased with the car but it only achieved four-star safety rating

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.0 out of 5

Jaguar has worked hard to improve quality in recent years and the XF finished a commendable 15th out of 150 cars in our Driver Power 2014 owner satisfaction survey. That puts it ahead of key rivals such as the Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6, and just slightly behind the BMW 5 Series. The problem is that despite its reasonable overall place in the chart, the XF received its worst score in the reliability category, coming 80th out of 150 cars, so Jaguar obviously has some work to do in this regard. It is worth bearing in mind that some XFs will be approaching six years of age, so owners are naturally likely to encounter more problems than those who own cars launched more recently.

Safety

The XF only has a four-star crash-safety rating from testing body Euro NCAP, whereas its main rivals all received the maximum five stars. This is despite the Jaguar coming with front and rear seatbelt reminder buzzers, six airbags and electronic stability control as standard. It was marked down for a relatively poor performance in the child occupant protection category.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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