Jaguar XF 3.0 D Road Test (2009)

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Jaguar XF Review

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We did not have any concerns about the overall build quality of the Jaguar.

Rivals
  • Audi A4
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Honda Legend
  • Lexus IS
  • Mercedes Benz C-Class
What We Liked
  • The diesel engines
  • Performance and ride and handling
  • Bowers & Wilkins 440W sound system
  • Overall driving experience
What We Disliked
  • Tight passenger space in the rear
  • Load area through the rear seats, is a little restricted
What we'd like to See
  • A Jaguar XF on our drive way
Build Quality

We did not have any concerns about the overall build quality of the Jaguar. Everything seemed very well put together and as good, if not better than any of its Germanic rivals such as Mercedes Benz, Audi or BMW. Jaguar has made a very good job of paying attention to detail making the Jaguar XF feel special with a good selection of trim materials and leather.

Value for Money

There is plenty of standard equipment, especially on the Portfolio model and some of the nice extra's such as the Bowers and Wilkins upgrade are now included. Residual values seem quite strong, even in the current climate, where some executive cars are struggling.

Summary

The 2010 model enhancements have made quite a difference and the diesel models are far more urgent (though hardly slow before) and the petrol cars are quite potent, especially the Jaguar XFR. Our favourite engine is the 275PS/600Nm S offering near XFR performance (well sort of) with the balance of fuel economy.

We are still very keen on the Jaguar XF range and it would be hard for us to choose one of the Germanic or Japanese competitors for a number of reasons - mainly centred on the overall driving experience and the Jaguar XF always feels engaging to drive combined with a fine balance of executive refinement.

2 November 2009 Melanie Carter
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Jaguar XF Road Test Data
Model ReviewedJaguar XF
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourLunar Grey Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.4 seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban30 mpg
Extra Urban51.3 mpg
Combined42 mpg
  
Insurance Group18
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / Unlimited miles
Price (when tested on the 02/11/09)£44,200

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