The XF is an executive saloon that offers exciting, refined performance. Combining Jaguar’s advanced design and a suite of cutting-edge technologies, this model is the next level up from the hugely successful XE saloon.
There are four XF trims to choose from: XF S, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE, and R-Dynamic HSE, all carefully built with driver assistance features.
Each aspect of the sumptuous interior is designed to offer a premium journey experience for driver and passengers alike. With a copious amount of legroom, customisable seating positions and new optional massage settings, your XF truly is your sanctuary.
Choose to add the Online Pack, and online speech recognition, unlimited streaming media and weather forecasts are at your fingertips. Plus, choose optional Wi-Fi Enabled with Data Plan and your passengers will be able to use media streaming services across multiple connected devices.
Each trim is equipped with a suite of Pivi Pro infotainment technologies including 11.4” Touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity, Connect Nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The R-Dynamic HSE variant adds a powerful Meridian sound system and a suite of optional extras, including Head-up display, Activity Key, Clearsight Interior rearview mirror, Nanoe™ ionisation and wireless charging means you can customise the XF to best suit your needs.
The Jaguar XF is already a spacious car but it even better than it predecessor with more leg, knee and headroom making it a comfortable place to be for all occupants in the vehicle.
The Jaguar XF comes with a 459 litre boot which gives you ample space for luggage and cargo, this increases when the rear seats do down increasing your overall space for more or longer items.
The Jaguar XF as standard comes with a range of safety features such as autonomous emergency braking which alerts the driver to a potential collision and if no action is taken will apply the brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of the accident.
Another system is the optional lane keeping assist which will help steer the car back into the lane if it starts to drift, this system will also give suggestions on taking breaks if it detects you are becoming drowsy while at the wheel.
The XF enjoys a highly aerodynamic design, which allows it to cut through the air with ease. The smart styling lends an upmarket feel, with premium LED headlights with signature daytime running lights and striking 18-inch alloy wheels as standard across the range. Opt for the R-Dynamic variant to get a bespoke R-Dynamic Exterior pack, including bumper finisher, grille surround and side vents.
Experience the renowned drive of a Jaguar. The XF range now includes new diesel engines with mild hybrid technology (MHEV), a smart regenerative system that charges during deceleration and braking for journeys that are more efficient. The XF S is available in RWD, powered by an Ingenium 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel MHEV engine with 204PS power outputs or the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 250PS.
The R-Dynamic adds the option for AWD, which includes Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, predicting traction limits and shifting torque to maintain control and composure. This is achieved by the addition of Ingenium 2.0-litre 204PS Turbocharged diesel MHEV and Ingenium 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 300PS Turbocharged Petrol engines, the latter delivering a 0-60mph time of 5.8 seconds.
Jaguar’s XF has always had a tough job on its hands. Despite being good to drive and good to look at too, it’s situated in a market which is jam-packed with classy, premium rivals. The XF has always been a class-leader dynamically but has fallen down due to some issues with the interior. However, Jaguar has decided to address this with the new XF, which brings a sharper interior as well as a cleaner and more refined range of engines. Let’s take a look at what it’s like.
What’s new? As before, the XF is available as both a saloon and striking Sportbrake estate, but following on from that the updates are pretty comprehensive. Though the exterior of the car has been lightly refreshed, the more far-reaching updates apply to the interior. A revised infotainment has been fitted, while active road noise cancellation further increases refinement by making the cabin as quiet as possible. Importantly, Jaguar has also reduced the starting price of the XF by £2,410.
As before, the XF is available as both a saloon and striking Sportbrake estate, but following on from that the updates are pretty comprehensive. Though the exterior of the car has been lightly refreshed, the more far-reaching updates apply to the interior. A revised infotainment has been fitted, while active road noise cancellation further increases refinement by making the cabin as quiet as possible. Importantly, Jaguar has also reduced the starting price of the XF by £2,410.
What’s under the bonnet?
There are a variety of engine options available for the XF, with two petrol and a mild-hybrid diesel. ‘Our’ car - badged P300 - uses the most powerful petrol, bringing 247bhp and a sub-six second 0-60mph time. It’s a beautifully smooth engine, but with fuel economy of around 33mpg it isn’t the most economical. Those who are after lower fuel costs would be far better suited opting for the mild-hybrid diesel.
What’s it like to drive?
When it comes to the executive car class, refinement is king - and the XF does a superb job in this respect. The active noise cancellation makes a real impact here as it manages to isolate a lot of exterior noise from entering the cabin. It transforms the XF into a quiet and comfortable cruiser. The steering is light and well-judged, while the all-wheel-drive system fitted to our test car provided a little more traction on the wet and slippery January roads.
How does it look?
There has never been any debate about the XF’s looks - this is one classy thing indeed. It’s probably why Jaguar felt little need to tinker with the car’s appearance, only adding a redesigned grille, lower air intakes and LED headlights with a ‘double-J’ light signature. The rear of the car has been given a bit of nip-tuck, too, but this is a largely understated exterior update - and that’s no bad thing.
What’s it like inside?
Though the changes to the exterior might be limited, those made to the interior are far more widespread. Previous Jaguar models felt like they were lacking some sparkle inside, but the first impressions of this new interior show that it’s finally up there with German rivals. The dashboard is wrapped in high-quality leather, while the new Pivi Pro infotainment system has been impressively well integrated. A pleasing number of physical buttons complement the touchscreen system, too, something we’ve missed on many recent cars.
What’s the spec like?
Jaguar likes to do trims slightly differently to other manufacturers, which is why you choose between a regular or sporty R-Dynamic first, then you opt for which specification you’d like after that.Standard equipment on the standard car - which is priced from £32,585 - brings LED headlights, automatic wipers and an 11.4-inch infotainment system with JLR’s latest Pivi Pro software. Move up to R-Design and you’ll find a sporty body kit added alongside 18-inch alloy wheels and sports suspension. Whichever XF you opt for, there’s likely to be a lot of equipment fitted as standard.
This new XF represents a real leap forward compared with the older car. While the good looks remain unchanged, it’s the huge upgrades for the interior which really shine through here. These have helped it elevate it to a level akin to that of the best-in-class models, and given that the starting price has been lowered, it’s an even more compelling option. Coupled with the refined and comfortable driving experience, the XF has really become an excellent choice in this segment.