We did not have any concerns about the overall build quality of the Jaguar.
What We Disliked
- A little cramped in the rear
What We'd Like To See
- Our test car was equipped with most options which resulted in a fantastic package but we feel that Bi-Xenon headlights should be standard
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 XF feel special with a good selection of trim materials and leather.
Value For Money
There is plenty of standard equipment but the nice extra’s such as the Bowers and Wilkins upgrade are not cheap (but well worth it). In our opinion you should not expect to pay extra for the Bi-Xenon headlights.
The Jaguar XF should have better residual values than the old S-Type and may even be better than its German rivals.
The Jaguar XF pushes the boundaries of premium saloon cars. Jaguar has dispensed with old school thinking and has developed a car for the 21st century.
There isn’t the engine choice of Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz and the V8 petrol and diesel engines are a little dated but Jaguar has promised new engines for 2010.
The Jaguar XF would be our choice in this segment because it has soul where the Germanic competition feels s very clinical plus it is excellent to drive.12 November 2008
Jaguar XF Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Jaguar XF 4.2 Premium Luxury|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||6.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Transmission||6-Speed Automatic Gearbox|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||37.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 Years / Unlimited Mileage|
|Price (when tested on the 12/11/08)||£45,490|