2021 Jaguar XF

MSRP $43,995

Ranked #9 in Midsize Sedan

2021 Jaguar XF Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 3, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Jaguar XF is an executive saloon that is represented as an outstanding example of the British carmaker’s engineering excellence. The 2021 XF Sedan looks and feels entirely new. Its crisp, sporty lines spell out Jaguar design like no other Jaguar. Each line is honed to perfection, making it a stunning creation that is both functional and beautiful.

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Pros

Agile handling

Fuel efficient Inline-4 engine

Capacious and tech-filled cabin

Best-in-class warranty 

Cons

Low on grunt when compared to the rivals

No wagon anymore

The infotainment system’s UI takes some time to get used

What's New?

Redesigned exterior and interior

Added standard features on both the infotainment and safety front


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43995

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

7 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

dimensions

wheelbase

116.5 in.

length

195 in.

width

78 in.

height

57.4 in.

curb weight

3655 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

10.5 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/29/33 mpg

highway range

643.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

S$43,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Jaguar XF in Firenze Red Metallic color
Firenze Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

8.7

Fuel Economy

7.4

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.4

Competition

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


With a starting price tag of $43,995, the Jaguar XF retains most of the mechanicals but arrives with sleek new styling and a host of technology features. The XF Sedan’s low, aerodynamic silhouette, and enhanced powertrain make it a comfortable and dynamic driving experience. Its wavy, fluid lines represent the Jaguar’s strength, poise, and agility. It competes in a highly competitive arena, facing German hotshots like the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and BMW 5 Series

2021 Jaguar XF Sedan Front Angle View
2021 Jaguar XF Sedan Rear Angle View

8.7/10
Engine and Performance

7.4/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.4/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Competition


2021 Jaguar XF Features

The Jaguar XF is available in three trim levels; S, SE, and R-Dynamic SE. All three trims feature the same powertrain while the R-Dynamic variant is capable of inducing some extra horsepower. All the variants are equipped with standard stuff like Dual-zone climate control, Rain sensing wipers, heated front seats, LED headlights, leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, a 12-speaker Meridian audio system. Additionally, the R-Dynamic customers have a sport-tuned suspension system and 16-way power-adjustable front seats at their disposal.

On the connectivity and infotainment front, it comes with a PIVI infotainment system integrated with an 11.4-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio and Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility. The SE variant is eligible for various optional packages like the Dynamic Handling Pack(Adaptive dampers, Rear spoiler, Red brake calipers), Black Exterior Styling package(Black-painted grille, grille surround, bumper surrounds), Cold Climate Pack(Heated steering wheel, heated windshield) and a Convenience Pack(Soft-closing doors, Rear sunshade).

Trims

S

SE 

R-Dynamic SE

MSRP (Manual)

$43,995

$47,095

$49,995

Key Features

Push-button start

Adds all the features of S trim

Adds all the features of SE trim

 

Leather upholstery

Heated steering wheel

Upgraded leather upholstery

 

Heated front seats

Keyless entry

Sport-tuned suspension

 

Dual-zone climate control

Navigation Pro System

16-way power-adjustable front seats

 

Rain-sensing wipers

PIVI Pro connected services

Front seats with memory settings

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Navigation system

Trim-specific exterior styling

 

LED headlights

19-inch wheels

 
 

Ambient lighting

Digital instrument panel

 
 

12-speaker Meridian sound system

   
 

18-inch alloy wheels

   
 

The 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system

   
 

Panoramic sunroof 

   
 

Blind-spot monitor

   
 

360-degree camera system

   

Which Trim should you buy? 

On a whole, all three trims were well determined and executed with all the essential features as standard across all the trims. Now, if you’re looking for a basic commuter with an ample set of features, the SE would be ideal for you. Else, choose the R-Dynamic to unleash the sporty spirit in you. 

2021 Jaguar XF Engine and Performance

8.7/10

The Jaguar XF doesn't perceive any progressions to the mechanicals, in contrast with the active 2020 model. It sports a 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine that is good for 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque for the S and SE trims while the R-Dynamic variant qualifies for 296 horses of power and an All-wheel drivetrain. 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup with the manual mode at the tip of your fingers behind the steering. The lower two trims rely on the rear-wheel drivetrain. 

2021 Jaguar XF Sedan In Acceleration Mode

On the performance front, this Jag takes 6.4 seconds to accelerate from null to 60 mph, while making a quarter-mile run in 13.6 seconds. The R-Dynamic version does the 0-60 sprint in 5.8 seconds. Just like its predecessor, it is punchy and so smooth to drive that it handles the tight corners really well.

Models

2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

MSRP

$43,995

$56,750

$54,900

$54,200

Engine

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power 

247 hp @5,500 rpm

255 hp @6,300 rpm

261 hp @6,000 rpm

248 hp @5,200 rpm

Torque 

269 lb-ft @1,300 rpm

273 lb-ft @4,500 rpm

273 lb-ft @4,000 rpm

258 lb-ft @1,450 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

6.4 seconds

6.1 seconds

6.1 seconds

5.7 seconds

Quarter Mile (sec)

13.6 seconds

13.6 seconds

13.1 seconds

13.8 seconds

Top Speed (mph)

121 mph

130 mph

155 mph

130 mph

In contrast, all of the cars above sport a 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-4 engine, although the Jaguar XF’s engine isn’t as powerful as its rivals. The BMW 5-series is the quickest of all to hit the 60 mph mark, followed by the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi A6 clearly leads the table in every aspect.

How well does the 2021 Jaguar XF handle?

The new Jaguar XF promises agile handling. Keep your eyes on the road as you weave through traffic with the XF's precise steering, responsive braking, and powerful acceleration. The smooth ride of this sedan comes from soft-form-fitting seats, a special suspension design, and high-tech dampers that keep you safe in your lane.

The new Jaguar XF leans into turns without an over-the-top ride. The suspension copes well with poor surfaces, for a level of comfort that you'll notice on anything but the smoothest paths. Feel at home in the new Jaguar XF. You’ll enjoy a smooth ride, whether you’re cruising over bumps or racing down the highway.

2021 Jaguar XF Fuel Economy

7.4/10

The brand new Jaguar XF delivers competitive fuel economy and a world-class ride. Built with a 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine that offers up to 28 mpg on the combined cycle. Whereas it offers 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With such an impressive set of EPA ratings, the XF turns out to be the most fuel-efficient sedan in the class. 

Models

2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

MPG (City)

25

22

24

25

MPG (Highway)

33

31

32

33

MPG (Combined)

28

25

27

28

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.5 gal.

17.4 gal.

19.3 gal.

18.0 gal.

Range (city/highway/combined)

487.5/643.5/546.0

382.8/539.4/435.0

463.2/617.6/521.1

450.0/594.0/504.0

The 2021 Jaguar XF did a commendable job to boost fuel economy with promising figures on the table. The BMW 5 Series on the other hand possess similar EPA ratings while falling short in the overall range, where the XF tops the table with its massive fuel tank of 19.5 gallons offering a range of 546 miles in the combined use.

2021 Jaguar XF Interior

7.0/10

The new Jaguar XF interior is packed with smart features for the most luxurious and refined ride yet. That's what the engineers and Jaguar's team of award-winning designers set out to achieve when they created this innovative luxury midsize sedan. The result? An all-new XF that can adapt to your life, whatever it may bring. Embraced by luxury, every inch of the interior is designed for supreme comfort and convenience. Its intuitive interfaces make technology easy, while thoughtful storage creates a premium cabin experience.

2021 Jaguar XF Sedan Dashboard

The cabin greets you with well-designed infographics on the Driver multi-information display, on which we have a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls mounted on it. The seats are broad, well-cushioned with leather upholstery that provides great neck and thigh support. The front dash and door surfaces are covered with leather, aluminum accents, and few hard plastics. Other features include the Dual-zone climate control, Panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, front-seat memory settings, and ambient lighting.

Models

2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1/56.9/41.5

37.9/57.8/41.3

38/57.8/41.3

38.8/58.7/41.4

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.6/56.4/36.6

38.2/56.9/35.8

37.6/56.5/37.4

37.5/55.9/36.5

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

10.5

13.1

13.7

18.7

On the seating compartment, the Jaguar XF can seat 5 passengers comfortably with ample legroom for its rear passenger compartment. But its competitors offer a much more spacious seating room with BMW 5-Series leading upfront with balanced seating space and a massive luggage room of 18.7 cu-ft. Standard interior features of the 2021 Jaguar XF include:

  • Heated Leather Wrapped Steering wheel
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather upholstery and upgraded leather upholstery for R-Dynamic trim
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Remote keyless entry and Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Front-seat memory settings
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Split rear seats
  • Digital instrument panel

How intuitive is the 2021 Jaguar XF’s Infotainment System?

The Jaguar XF was designed to make the most of its luxury, power, and style. Its innovative design packs loads of infotainment technology that will give you the soothing experience you want in a luxury sedan. Whether you're taking a long way home or traveling through town, on-road or off, the XF has enough resources like an 11.4-inch PIVI Pro touchscreen infotainment system, 12-speaker Meridian audio system, SiriusXM radio, and voice recognition to keep you entertained. All the standard Infotainment features are listed below:

  • 11.4-inch PIVI Pro touchscreen infotainment system
  • 12-speaker Meridian audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • SiriusXM radio, HD radio
  • Navigation system
  • Voice recognition
  • Wireless charging
  • Two USB ports

2021 Jaguar XF Exterior

7.4/10

The redesigned Jaguar XF is the sportiest and most refined luxury sedan Jaguar has ever created. Inspired by the F-Type sports car, it's excitingly beautiful inside and out. Distinguished proportions, detailed with graceful curves, are complemented by an athletic stance. The sporty and elegantly sculpted exterior features precise surfacing, while bold grilles and carefully placed lights add to the XF's captivating presence. 

2021 Jaguar XF Sedan Side View

On the styling front, this sedan gets a larger grille, lowered suspension setup, and dual-exhaust tips. The XF also gets a new set of wheels and some new LED daytime running lights as well. The base trim sports the 18-inch alloy wheels and the upper two trims share the 19-inch wheels as standard. On the rear, we have dual-exhaust outlets, LED Tail Lights, We do have heated and power-folding side mirrors.

Models

2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,590 lbs

4,134 lbs

4,101 lbs

3,765

Length (inches)

195.0

193.8

194.4

195.8

Width (inches)

78.2

72.9

74.3

73.5

Height (inches)

57.4

57.8

57.4

58.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.1

4.3

6.4

5.5

Wheelbase (inches)

116.5

115.7

115.1

117.1

The Jaguar XF is the lightest car in the competition weighing just 3,590 lbs due to its lightweight aluminum architecture. Dimensionally the XF is the widest car while the BMW 5-Series is the longest, tallest and it also boasts the best wheelbase amongst the competition. Some standout exterior features of Jaguar XF include:

  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic wipers
  • 18/19-inch alloy wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power folding and heated side mirrors 
  • Dual exhaust outlets

2021 Jaguar XF Safety

The Jaguar XF hasn’t been tested by either of the testing agencies and we don’t have the scores for the outgoing model either. Nevertheless, the XF comes equipped with a host of safety and driver-assistance tech as standard. For the 2021 iteration, there are few additional features like a 360-degree camera system, Automatic emergency braking, and traffic-sign recognition. Standard and available safety features include:

  • Lane keep assist
  • Clear Exit monitor
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • Driver Drowsiness detection
  • Available Traffic sign recognition
  • Available Automatic high-beam assist
  • Available Adaptive speed limiter

2021 Jaguar XF Competition

8.0/10

2021 Jaguar XF vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

While both of these luxury sedans are in the top form, the Mercedes-Benz has a higher predicted reliability rating, according to the JDPower.com rankings. The Jaguar is more efficient than the E-Class, being able to go up to 33 mph on the highway with just one gallon of gas as compared to 31 mph for the Mercedes. On top of that, it has a greater maximum cargo volume and a larger number of standard and optional features. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The XF provides an impressive driving experience that includes precise steering along with confidence-inspiring cornering and braking capabilities. The E-Class is characterized by its sophisticated suspension system that features stiffer springs and shocks than competitors'. It also boasts impressive handling that makes it easy for drivers to feel confident in their ability while on the road.

2021 Jaguar XF vs 2021 Audi A6

If you're in the market for a sleek and stylish midsize luxury sedan, you should definitely consider the 2021 Audi A6 which is a direct competitor for Jaguar XF. It's an attractive vehicle due to its design, performance, and luxury value. In terms of performance, Audi's numbers are better than the Jaguar's, but it doesn't have all that much more technology as standard onboard. 

2021 Audi A6

The Audi has something called Virtual Cockpit 2. This mode gives drivers a customizable dashboard that can be modified any way they choose and provides them with a fully digital view ahead while driving. This is so much easier to use than the Jag, which needs drivers to revert back and forth between windshields or opt for a head-up display in some cases.

2021 Jaguar XF vs 2021 BMW 5 Series

For over a decade or more, Germany has held the market for luxury sedans, with BMW's 5 Series leading the way. The 5 Series offer a wide range of powerful engines and a plethora of driver-assistance and convenience features as standard.

2021 BMW 5 Series

Although the BMW 5 Series might exhibit better overall performance than the Jaguar XF, the latter offers a much more refined and approachable handling for 10 grand less. The interior quality and seating room on the BMW 5 Series are larger than that of Jaguar XF. 

2021 Jaguar XF Final Verdict

The Jaguar XF is a compact executive car that delivers outstanding luxury and performance exceeding its price. With an MSRP of $43,995, the Jaguar XF stands out as a more convincing value for money proposition than any car in its segment. With a bold design, impeccable quality inside and out, and a powerful range of engines to choose from - the Jaguar XF has absolutely got it all at the right price. But for people with a moneyed pocket, in quest of a more powerful engine should give the competitors a try. 

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