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A smooth and luxurious executive car
The Jaguar XF’s elegant personality helps it stand out in the executive car class.
It effortlessly churns out motorway miles, but there’s also plenty of fun to be had on to the windier roads. And wherever you take it, the XF’s luxurious and surprisingly modern interior will help make the journey more enjoyable.
Balance of power and economy
Your own priorities will shape your choice of engine. There are a couple of two-litre diesels, which combine decent performance with excellent efficiency. In fact, the lower-powered 160bhp version is in a class of its own when it comes to fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
For the best balance between economy and performance, go for the 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 diesel. The petrol equivalent is quicker but that comes at cost because, at 34mpg, you can expect to make regular visits to the pumps. The 3.0-litre engines are also only available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The XF’s sporty suspension makes town driving feel bumpy at times, but you’ll forget that once you hit the open road.
It’s balanced and agile around corners which results in the kind of control you’d normally expect from a much smaller car. It’s a similar story on straight roads where the XF glides along to give you a near flawless ride – even over bumpier roads.
The XF comes with systems that help you avoid accidents and reduce the effects of one. Surprisingly, though, it only achieved four out of five in NCAP’s crash test.
Refined and luxurious
The XF’s interior is refined and luxurious with a modern feel that seems a little un-Jaguar-like. The dashboard is sleek and uncomplicated thanks to the touch screen system which controls most of the car’s functions. The automatic gear selector dial emerges when you start the engine, which is a nice touch.
Two passengers can travel in comfort in the back, but three will be a squeeze, and the sloping coupe-style roof limits headroom slightly. The boot’s nice and spacious and extends by folding down the back seats.
There are four trim levels – Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and S – but most models get climate control, Xenon headlights, keyless entry and start, and touchscreen satellite navigation with voice controls.
It’s difficult to find a classier car in the executive class, so why not experience the XF for yourself?
In a nutshell
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Did you know? The XF’s touch screen, InControl, has the ‘swipe and pinch’ functionality of a smartphone.