2011 Jaguar XF

MSRP $52,500 - $79,600

Ranked #11 in Sedan

7.1

Overall Rating

2011 Jaguar XF Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Jaguar has played off well in the premium sedan market with the XF. The sedan enters 2011 bringing a lot of changes mechanically but stays quite the same from a design point of view. The new 5.0-liter V8 is much more powerful than the 4.2-liter engine it replaces. Above all, Jaguar has added every luxury bit into the car but priced it competitively for the market at $52,500 which is hefty but is decent for the segment.

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Pros

TBD

Feature-filled cabin

Advanced handling dynamics

Cons

No available AWD

Sips a bit more gas

Rear headroom might be a problem for tall passengers

What's New?

Base 4.2L V8 is replaced by 5.0L V8, previously found on the Premium trim

New Jaguar Drive Control Dynamic mode

Bigger brake rotors

Heated windshield is available as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52500

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

305 cu.in.

horsepower

385 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

380 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

114.5 in.

length

195.3 in.

width

71.6 in.

height

57.5 in.

curb weight

4017 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

17.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

423.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 50,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$52,500 onwards

Premium$56,500 onwards

Supercharged$67,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2011 Jaguar XF in Azurite Black Metallic color
Azurite Black 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 Feature

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The exterior looks sharp and has the typical Jaguar-styled headlights. The Jaguar XF now comes with bigger brakes, a new set of electronics, and a lot more. Moreover, the car has rich interior characteristics which make it stand out in the competition with opulence.


8.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2011 Jaguar XF Features

8.0/10

The 2011 Jaguar XF is made available in 4 trims- Sedan, Premium Sedan, Supercharged Sedan, and XFR Sedan. The base trim has a starting price of $52,500 and offers a lot of features including, leather interiors, dual-zone climate control, a 9-speaker audio system, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and a lot more. The Supercharged Sedan, as the name suggests, gets a supercharged version of the base 5.0-liter V8 and combined it creates menacing power figures which are again bumped up with the top-of-the-line XFR trim. It also gets bigger 20-inch wheels and added electronics.

Trim

Sedan

Premium Sedan

Supercharged Sedan

XFR Sedan

MSRP (RWD)

$52,500

$56,500

$67,600

$79,600

Key Features

9-speaker audio system

Adds/upgrades from the Sedan

Adds/upgrades from the Premium Sedan

Adds/upgrades from the Supercharged Sedan

 

Cruise control

Rearview camera

5.0-liter Supercharged V8

More powerful Supercharged V8

 

Keyless ignition

Premium leather seats

14-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system

Remote trunk release

 

Leather steering wheel

Cooled driver and passengers

Heated steering wheel

Front and rear reading lights

 

Leather and wood interior trims

19-inch alloy wheels

16-way power-adjustable driver seat, 12-way power-adjustable passenger seat

18-way power-adjustable driver seat and 14-way power-adjustable passenger seat

 

Dual-zone climate control

 

20-inch alloy wheels

 
 

Leather seats

     
 

10-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats with multi-level heating

     
 

18-inch alloy wheels

     

We Recommend

The base trim would do everything you throw at it and now with the updated engine, it is more powerful. It also has pretty much all the luxury amenities that one can ask for at a price that does not seem outrageous.

2011 Jaguar XF Engine and Performance

6.0/10

Powering the XF is just one engine which is a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine which is now available on the base trim. It churns out an impressive 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. It comes mated with a super-smooth 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission and an RWD drivetrain. However, the higher trims get a supercharged version of this engine and make significantly higher power at 470 horses and a 424 pound-feet of torque kicking in around 2,500 RPM. 

If all these figures do not excite you enough then the XFR has got you covered with the highly-tuned supercharged engine that produces a whopping 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of hair-raising torque. The 2011 Jaguar XF is truly fast even with the base engine and does manage to put 60 mph on the speedo in around 5.5 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 13.3 seconds. The speed maxes out at 155 mph. All the figures are pretty impressive and with the higher trims, the results are just mind-blowing.

Models

2011 Jaguar XF

2011 Mercedes E-Class

2011 BMW 5 Series

2011 Audi A6

MSRP

$52,500

$57,100

$50,100

$50,200

Engine

5.0-liter Naturally Aspirated V8

5.5-liter Naturally Aspirated V8

3.0-liter Turbocharged Straight 6

3.0-liter Supercharged V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ RPM)

385 @ 6,500

382 @ 6,000

300 @ 5,800

300 @ 5,100

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

380 @ 3,500

391 @ 2,800

300 @ 1,200

310 @ 2,500

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.5

5.7

6.0

5.9

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13.3

12.3

14.0

14.4

Top-Speed (MPH)

155

165

155

163

The Jaguar and the Mercedes lead in the engine power and overall accelerations. However, the BMW and Audi do a good job when it comes to acceleration and holds up quite well while making a lot less engine power. Both the later cars feel slow at the top end as there is less horsepower on offer. The 5-series and A6 are also more affordable than the Jaguar, while the Mercedes E-Class is considerably pricier than all other sedans here. 

2011 Jaguar XF Fuel Economy

7.0/10

All that power does not translate well when it comes to real-world practicality and that includes fuel economy. But given the performance, the mileage figures are acceptable. The EPA rates the XF with 16 MPG for the city, 23 MPG for the highways, and a combined economy of 19 MPG. Combined with a smaller 18.4-gallon gas tank, the range suffers at just around 350 miles combined. The supercharged variants of the car deliver a slightly lower economy than what the standard variant does at 15/21/17 MPG for city/highway/combined, respectively.

Models

2011 Jaguar XF

2011 Mercedes E-Class

2011 BMW 5 Series

2011 Audi A6

MPG (City)

16

15

19

18

MPG (Highway)

23

23

28

26

MPG (Combined)

19

18

22

21

Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.4

21.1

18.5

21.1

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

294.4/423.2/ 349.6

316.5/485.3/ 379.8

351.5/518.0/ 407.0

379.8/548.6/ 443.1

Both the Jaguar and Mercedes with their mighty engines deliver quite low fuel economy figures than its peers. The BMW with its more efficient engine delivers best-in-class fuel economy with the Audi A6 being marginally less efficient than that. Mercedes has the highest fuel consumption in this comparison but employs a much larger gas tank which compensates in the driving range section. 

2011 Jaguar XF Interior

8.0/10

Like the other aspects of the 2011 Jaguar XF, one cannot deny that the insides are interesting too. Being a luxury performance sedan, the cabin features all the modern touches with opulence for the utmost comfort while you whoosh down the highways. The dashboard comes with leather and wood accents that look and feel supreme and are beautifully designed. There's a leather-wrapped steering wheel and multi-information instrument cluster for the driver’s convenience. 

The front gets bucket seats with power adjustability with heating and cooling functions. Both the front and rear seats are upholstered in leather with extensive cushioning. In terms of spaciousness, both the seating rows are quite comfortable with a seating capacity of up to 5 people with a good amount of head, shoulder, and legroom, at least at the front. The rear row is not terrible but it can be a problem for taller passengers, however, that would be the case for most of the sedans in the segment. The cargo capacity on offer is not the best but for the segment, it is pretty good with 17.7 cubic feet of space.

Models

2011 Jaguar XF

2011 Mercedes E-Class

2011 BMW 5 Series

2011 Audi A6

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

37.1 / 56.9 / 41.5

37.9 / 57.8 / 41.3

40.5 / 58.3 / 41.4

38.7 / 57.1 / 41.3

Second Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

37.6 / 56.4 / 36.6

38.2 / 56.9 / 35.8

38.3 / 56.2 / 36.1

37.8 / 55.9 / 36.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

17.7

15.9

14.0

15.9

All four cars are somewhat similar when it comes to the front row with the BMW and Audi having a slightly better headroom than the rest. The same can be said for the rear, however, the E-Class and 5-series have slightly lower legroom. The XF offers a balanced front and rear row space while also offering the most amount of cargo space. The BMW 5-series has the most compact boot while both Mercedes and Audi offer identical cargo capacity. 

A few of the interior features that are worth mentioning are:

  • Cruise control
  • Keyless ignition
  • Leather steering wheel with heating functions
  • Leather and wood trim on the interior components
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 18-way driver and 14-way passenger power-adjustable seats with multi-level heating and cooling systems
  • Rearview camera

How intuitive is the 2011 Jaguar XF’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system available in the XF is feature-filled but is tricky to use. A 7.0-inch touchscreen display comes as standard throughout the trims but is not the most smooth. There are minor lags and jitters but it is mostly operational and offers good viewing angles. A lot of features come bundled with the infotainment system like an optional premium sound system, navigation system, and satellite radio.

A few of the important infotainment features are:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen display
  • 14-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation system
  • USB connectivity
  • Auxiliary audio input and control
  • Voice integrated infotainment system

2011 Jaguar XF Exterior

7.0/10

Since its launch two years ago, the XF stays the same for 2011 and still looks just as attractive. The front fascia is undoubtedly Jaguar and has cat-eye-like aggressive xenon headlamps with a mesh intake grille design. The sides have cuts and curves to make the car more aerodynamic and the same goes with the sloping roofline. The rear has a set of sleek taillights and dual exhaust outlets on each side. The car sits on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard and can be upgraded to 20 inches.

Models

2011 Jaguar XF

2011 Mercedes E-Class

2011 BMW 5 Series

2011 Audi A6

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,067

4,034

4,056

4,123

Length (inches)

195.3

191.7

193.1

194.0

Width (inches)

73.9

75.9

73.2

73.0

Height (inches)

57.5

57.9

57.6

57.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.1

4.1

5.6

4.6

Wheelbase (inches)

114.5

113.2

116.9

111.9

All four sedans share very similar dimensions with a few differences like the Audi has a slightly heavier curb weight but has a shorter wheelbase. The BMW has the longest wheelbase and higher ground clearance whereas both the Jaguar and Mercedes are quite similar in dimensions. That being said, the XF and E-Class both offer a lower stance limiting the ground clearance to a certain extent, while the BMW has the best ground clearance on offer. 

A few of the key exterior features are:

  • Heated and powered release
  • Power trunk release
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear defrost

2011 Jaguar XF Safety

6.0/10

As this is a luxury car with high value and low sales volume, none of the crash testing agencies have tested the Jaguar XF for the 2011 model year. But coming from a renowned brand like Jaguar, the build quality is excellent and there is no compromise made in terms of standard safety functions. As standard, the XF comes equipped with an active assistance package that includes loads of driver aids which comes highly recommended on the road. A few of them are as follows:

  • 4-wheel ABS with traction control
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Blindspot warning accident avoidance system
  • Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Self-leveling headlamps

2011 Jaguar XF Final Verdict

The 2011 Jaguar XF is the perfect luxury sedan with all the bits of excellence you would need from the segment. It has loads of electronics and safety features and also has a beautifully laid-out cabin filled with enough opulence to make you stop wondering about other cars in the competition. The performance too is pretty strong and is one of those sedans who does well in the corners and on broken tarmac. With the prices being very competitive as well, it does make a great alternative a luxury midsize German sedan.