The Jaguar XF is a British sedan that "kicks the road's ass" just as hard as Wayne Rooney kicks the ball when playing soccer in the English Premier League. It finishes at position 11 out of 15 midsize luxury cars; it takes a position above the full-size XJ and the compact XE. This luxury midsize sedan comes with an athletic performance. And enough space for up to five passengers, energetic acceleration, comfort and powerful engines. Even taller adults can fit in the sedan thanks to its spacious legroom and headroom, the cabin is also tranquil.
Driving the XF is like swimming in the clouds with the birds, it has a supple and enjoyable drive thanks to its supercharged engines. It comes with an optional all-wheel drive and standard Rear-wheel drive. The low ranking of the car is partly because of its problematic and outdated tech features. Traditionally more stoic in performance and design, this midsize luxury sedan is an elegant, understated car that packs a punch.
Does the Jaguar XF come with anything new?
The XF is very similar to the previous version, but it has received a few upgrades. The XF now comes with new safety features that are meant to assist the driver, a cheaper base trim, an available Wagon body style and a standard four-cylinder gasoline engine. The safety features available for include forward vehicle guidance and forward traffic detection. Also, it has a power trunk lid, and a feature call Shell app which allows the driver to use the infotainment system when paying for gas.
What are the pros and cons of the Jaguar XF?
Petrolheads will love the fact that this sedan offers excellent fuel economy, superior handling, cargo space that can't be matched by most competitors in the class, comfortable cabin, sexy exterior design, large trunk as well as a rich selection of peppy engines. The weaknesses include an inconsistent Navigation system, lack of standard split-folding rear seats and an overly complicated infotainment system.
How safe is this midsize sedan?
The Jaguar XF is yet to be tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The XF has nothing much to offer except a standard emergency brake assist. On the other hand, all models of the Audi A6 and Volvo S90 come with parking sensors and a rearview camera. Additionally, the S90 has a rich package of driver assistance features. The XF makes up for this shortage by presenting optional safety features that come at an extra price, some of the high-tech features include adaptive headlights, driver condition monitor, adaptive cruise control with stop-start functionality, an intelligent speed limiter and traffic sign recognition. The other driver assistance and safety features available in this car include: automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist with driver condition monitoring, forward collision warning, and blind-spot warning.
What about the interior?
The interior of this car screams space, space, and more space! It has a luxurious feel thanks to the quality materials that have been used to furnish the interior. However, the infotainment system lets this car down because the finished details are available in other cars in its class.
What stands out about the Jaguar XF is the amount of space available even to the tallest people; it not only has plenty of headroom and legroom but it also has a massive trunk that puts most of its competitors to shame. It offers 40/20/40-split folding rear seats and 19 cubic inches of trunk space.
What is our verdict about the Jaguar XF?
The Jaguar XF is a good car but not a great one. This vehicle offers most of the features one would require when looking for a midsize luxury sedan but it falls short when compared to other midsize luxury cars who offer more. The price of the XF ranges between $49,000 and $67,000 depending on the trim level. The XF is a polished, comfortable and elegant brand; you should purchase it if you are looking for European vehicle that will not cost you as much as a Mercedes or BMW.