2018 Jaguar XF Sedan

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in Midsize sedans
2018 MODEL

$47,775 - $71,025

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Overview

With a starting price of $47,500, the 2018 Jaguar XF sits between the full-size XJ and the smaller XE. Also, now you can order a station wagon too – the XF Sports brake. More importantly, with the addition of a new 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4, the starting price has slipped down.

The primary USP remains same – all the luxury, refinement and the build quality you expect from a modern luxury sedan topped with British exclusivity. The XF competes with the likes of Audi A6, Mercedes E-class, and the BMW 5 series.

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Pros

Best Fuel Economy.

One of the best boot spaces in the class.

Comfortable Cabin.

Cons

The infotainment system is complicated in some parts

The Navigation isn't that consistent

What's New?

The 2018 Jaguar now gets the 4-cylinder gasoline engine as standard.

New features are added to the driver's Assistance package.

The Wagon style body is also available now.

The 2018 Base trim is less expensive than the last years.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47775

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

121 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.8 in. ventilated disc brakes/12.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

116.5 in.

length

195 in.

width

78.2 in.

height

57.4 in.

curb weight

3604 lbs.

ground clearance

4.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

19.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

7000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

12.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/28/34 mpg

highway range

663 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Yulong White Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Silicon Silver color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Santorini Black Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Rossello Red Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Narvik Black color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Loire Blue Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Indus Silver Metallic color  2018 Jaguar XF Sedan in Fuji White color
Yulong White Metallic

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Ratings

Features

10

Engine

7.4

Fuel Economy

7.3

Interior

6.5

Exterior

7.4

Driving

8.3

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 25t

25t

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$47,775 - $50,775

Configurations
25t 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (25/28/34)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
25t 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (23/27/33)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 25t Premium

25t Premium

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$49,765 - $52,765

Configurations
25t Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (25/28/34)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
25t Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (23/27/33)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 30t Premium

30t Premium

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$52,765 - $55,765

Configurations
30t Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (23/26/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm
30t Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/25/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t Premium

35t Premium

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$53,965 - $56,965

Configurations
35t Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
35t Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/28)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 25t Prestige

25t Prestige

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$54,225 - $57,225

Configurations
25t Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (25/28/34)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
25t Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (23/27/33)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 30t Prestige

30t Prestige

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$57,225 - $60,225

Configurations
30t Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (23/26/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm
30t Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/25/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 25t R-Sport

25t R-Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$58,125 - $61,125

Configurations
25t R-Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (25/28/34)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
25t R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (23/27/33)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t Prestige

35t Prestige

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$58,425 - $61,425

Configurations
35t Prestige 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
35t Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/28)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 30t R-Sport

30t R-Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$61,125 - $64,125

Configurations
30t R-Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (23/26/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm
30t R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/25/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t R-Sport

35t R-Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$62,325 - $65,325

Configurations
35t R-Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
35t R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/28)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan S

S

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$63,865 - $66,865

Configurations
S 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/28)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 30t Portfolio Limited Edition

30t Portfolio Limited Edition

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$67,425 - $70,425

Configurations
30t Portfolio Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (23/26/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm
30t Portfolio Limited Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8AM)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8AM
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/25/31)
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t Portfolio Limited Edition

35t Portfolio Limited Edition

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$68,025 - $71,025

Configurations
35t Portfolio Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
35t Portfolio Limited Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/28)
Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor November 29, 2018

7.8

Overall Rating


10/10
Features

 

7.4/10
Engine

 

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.5/10
Interior

 

7.4/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

With a starting price of $47,500, the 2018 Jaguar XF sits between the full-size XJ and the smaller XE. Also, now you can order a station wagon too – the XF Sports brake. More importantly, with the addition of a new 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4, the starting price has slipped down.

Features

10/10

The XF comes in 6 trims starting from the XF to the XF Portfolio. Its price ranges from $47,775 for the XF to the $67,425 for the XF portfolio. The standard features on offer for the XF are 8-inch InControl touch infotainment, 11-speaker Meridian Sound System, Sunroof with Power Sunshade

The XF Premium offers additional features like the Power Adjustable Steering column, Power folding mirrors. The XF Prestige gets 19-inch alloy wheels, Navigation System, Heated front seats in addition to the XF Premium.

 Trims XF XF Premium XF Prestige XF R-Sport XF S XF Portfolio
MSRP $47,775 $49,765 $54,225 $58,125                                      $63,865 $67,425
Features
  • 8-inch InControl Touch Infotainment
  • 11-speaker Meridian Sound System
  • Sunroof with Power Sunshade
  • Driver Seat Memory
  • Power-Adjustable Steering Column
  • Power-folding Mirrors
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Navigation System
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather seats with 4-way Lumbar seat support
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring and satellite radio
  • Lane Assist
  • Adaptive headlights
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • S-Bodykit including sports front bumper, gloss black side
  • Adaptive Dynamic Systems
  • 18-way power adjustable seats with 4-way lumbar
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heads-up display
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen with 825-watt Meridian surround sound

The top of the line XF Portfolio trim gets an 18way power adjustable seats with 4-way lumbar, it also gets heated and cooled front seats. Heads-up display and a 10.2-inch touchscreen with 825-watt Meridian surround sound.

Engine

7.4/10
While any number of performance sedans can leave us satisfied after a few hours behind the wheel, only a handful linger in our memories long after the test drive is over. Jaguar’s 2018 XF luxury-performance sedan definitely makes the short list.” – Kelley Blue Book

Engine and Transmission

The XF starting at $47,775 gets a 2.0L 16V I4 Turbocharged which when mated to its 8-speed Automatic transmission produces about 247bhp of power and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine apart from being fuel efficient is also refined and does not feel out of place in this luxury sedan.

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 Mercedes E CLASS BMW 5 Series
MSRP $47,775 $49,700 $52,915 $52,400
Engine 2.0L 16V I4 Turbocharged Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic 9 speed automatic 8 speed automatic
BHP (hp @ rpm) 247 @ 5500 252 @ 5000 241 @ 5500 248 @ 5200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 269 @ 1200 273 @ 1600 273 @ 1300 258 @ 1450

The XF competes with the rivals like the Audi A6 which gets offering slightly more power from the similar base engine. Upgrading through the trims unlocks more potent engines.

Acceleration

With the base 2.0L I-4, the Jaguar XF accelerates from 0-60mph in 6.2 sec and crosses quarter mile in 13.3 sec at 104mph – that’s slower only than the BMW 530i. The Mercedes also accelerates almost as fast to 60 mph but falls back afterward and completes the quarter mile in 14.3 seconds.

Model Jaguar XF Sedan  Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Mercedes E Class BMW 530i
0 – 60 mph 6.2 sec 6.7 seconds 6.2 seconds 6.0 seconds
Quarter Mile 13.3 sec  14.7 seconds 14.3 seconds 13.5 seconds
Engine 2.0L 2L I-4 2L I-4 2L I-4
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 6.3 6.3 7.1 6.6

Ride and Handling

The Jaguar XF offers one of the most natural steering balance in any midsize luxury sedan. But while the sport suspension in s and s sport trims promise more, they do not feel any different. Still, its one of the best midsize luxury sedan to drive. Impressively, the XE suspension is compliant despite offering taut dynamics.

Braking

The Jaguar XF gets 12.8 inches discs both at the front and at the rear. But all this doesn’t translate to a good stopping power as the Jaguar gets the worst stopping distance compared to its rivals. The XF stops from 60 mph in 119 feet.

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 Mercedes E Class BMW 5 series
60 – 0 mph 119 117 106 106
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3604 3858 3792 3746
Brake Pads (Front) 12.8 13.6 12.7 11.6
Brake Pads (Rear) 12.8 13 11.8 11.7

The BMW clearly will impress those who love to drive. It not only posted the best 0-60 time but also leads the segment with meaty brakes. Under panic braking situation, the 530i can stop from 60 mph in 106ft.

Fuel Economy

7.3/10

“Competitors can beat the V-6 XFs through the quarter-mile, but they can’t beat the diesel’s fuel efficiency.” – Car and Driver

The Jaguar manages to impress us with its fuel economy too, returning 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. It gets a combined EPA rating of 29 mpg which is decent for a luxury car this heavy. All the other cars compared here offer similar fuel economy.

Model Jaguar XF                    Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Mercedes E Class          BMW 530i                    
MPG (City) 25 25 24 24
MPG (Hwy) 34 34 33 34
MPG (Combined) 29 29 28 29

Audi A6 runs neck to neck with the Jaguar XF in terms of efficiency, while the BMW and the Merc are left slightly behind.

Interior

6.5/10
Top-quality materials extend throughout, giving the interior an appropriately luxurious feel. Infotainment is thoughtfully designed but lacks the finished details of competitors. What really sets the XF apart from the class is its trunk, which is comparatively massive.” – Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Like all its rivals the Jaguar is also a 5-seater car with a legroom of 37.1 inches in the front and 37.6 inches at the rear. It gets a shoulder room of 41.5 inches at the front and 36.6 inches at the rear and a hip room of 56.9 inches in the front and 56.4 inches at the rear.

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 Mercedes E Class BMW 5 Series
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5 5
Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.) 98.2 37.2 / 37.8 37.9 / 38.2 38.8 / 37.5
Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.) 37.1/37.6 41.3 / 37.4 41.3 / 35.8 41.4 / 36.5
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.) 41.5/36.6 57.5 / 56.3 57.8 / 56.9 57.5 / 55.9
Hip Room (Front/Rear) (in.) 56.9/56.4 58.5 / 57.3 58.9 / 55.5 55 / 54.6

The competitors are more spacious and if you value rear seat comfort over everything else, the Mercedes E class is easily the one to go for.

Infotainment System

The new XF gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It offers crisp response and the UI layout is intuitive. You also get a cool heads-up unit and an 11 speaker Meridian premium surround sound system will keep the audiophiles happy.

Cargo

The Jaguar gets the boot volume of 19.1 cubic feet which is best among all its rivals. The Mercedes E-Class has the worst Boot space among its rivals at just 13.1 cubic feet. Despite a capacious boot, the high lift-over height makes loading the luggage inconvenient.

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 Mercedes E Class BMW 5 Series
Trunk Vol. (Ft.3) 19.1 14.1 13.1 18.7

Exterior

7.4/10
With its handsome details and attractive proportions, the 2018 Jaguar XF puts no foot wrong. In wagon form, it’s simply beautiful.” – Carconnection

Weight and Dimension

The Jaguar is the lightest car among the rivals weighing just over 3604 lbs. However, at 195.0-inch, it’s also the longest – lightweight construction and modern engineering. The LED accent lighting and the vents on the front bumper adds a hint of sportiness.

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 Mercedes E Class BMW 5 Series
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3604 3858 3792 3746
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 114.6 115.7 117.1
Length (in) 195.0 194.2 193.8 194.6
Width (in) 78.2 73.8 73.7 73.5
Height (in) 58.2 57.8 57.8 58.2
Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 6.6 5.5 6.2
Track Width – Front (in) 63.2 64.1 63.6 63
Track Width – Rear (in) 62.8 63.7 63.7 63.9

Safety

The 2018 Jaguar XF offers plenty of advanced active safety features like the Blind-Spot and Lane Keeping/Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, etc.

Safety Features include

Blind-Spot and Lane Keeping/Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Child Seat Anchors
Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
Adaptive cruise control
Front and Rear Head Airbags
Front Fog/Driving Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Emergency Braking Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
Traction Control

The Crash test rating for 2018 Jaguar XF is not available from NHTSA and IIHS.

Competition

Jaguar XF vs Audi A6

With a starting price of $49,700, the A6 costs about $2000 more than the Jaguar. The A6 does boast a more powerful engine and a more spacious interior. However, while the A6 is planted, it’s not as fun to drive as the XF, which could be disappointing if you ever feel like enjoying a beautiful drive.

Jaguar XF vs Mercedes E-Class

The Mercedes E class costs about $5000 more than the XF and it’s not as good to drive. However, the E Class is the epitome of a chauffeur-driven luxury car in this segment and the supple, luxurious, and the tastefully designed interior feels special. However, if you love to drive, get the XF. Plus, it looks gorgeous.

Jaguar XF vs BMW 530i

While the Audi and the Mercedes are more comfortable and less exciting than the Jaguar XF, the BMW is almost as exciting and offers a similar level of comfort inside. So the choice boils down to your preference. Appreciate German sophistication? Go for 530i. Desire British curves? Get the XF.

Final Verdict

With the introduction of the new Inline-4, the Jaguar XF has become more accessible and less costly to run. The XF acts as the gateway to British Luxury and it sure doesn't dissapoint in terms of the stuff it offers. It still is the same luxuriously appointed British luxury sedan for all those who want something else other than the German luxury sedans. The Jaguar offers a Kingly Feel one you get inside its cabin and it makes you feel royal the moment you enter in it. So, if a non German Luxury saloon is your target, the Jaguar can be the one to go for.

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