2017 Jaguar XF Sedan

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2017 MODEL

$47,450 - $65,700

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Overview

The new Jaguar XF is the refreshed version of the Brit carmaker executive saloon and is positioned in between the entry-level XE and the range-topping XJ more like a Malcolm in the middle in their current line-up. The cut-throat competition in this market is no joke and the XF needs to be at the top of its game just to survive in this arena.

The Englishman comes with a 3.0 V6 engine that may be supercharged. The supercharged motor puts out 340hp at 6500rpm and its turbocharged sibling puts out a whopping 380hp at the same rpm range.

The net torque offered here is 332lb-ft at 4500rpm and the XF uses either an RWD or AWD drivetrain according to the spec of your choice.

The prime rivals of the Jag are highly reputed executive saloons who were dominating the market even before the XF was born in 2007, namely the Audi A6 and the BMW 540i. The XF is priced lesser than those two at just $54,285 and goes all the way up to $63,195.  find out if it can handle the competition.

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Pros

Great handling

Drool-worthy looks

Class-leading performance

Clever safety features

Cons

Stiff ride

Competitors are more practical

Minimalistic interior design

What's New?

The only update for the current year is the new 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel option that puts out a healthy 180hp and 318 lb-ft of torque.



Styles

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Rhodium Silver Metallic color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Quartzite Metallic color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Polaris White color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Odyssey Red Metallic color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Italian Racing Red Metallic color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Tempest Gray color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Storm Gray color  2017 Jaguar XF Sedan in Ultimate Black Metallic color
Rhodium Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine

8.3

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.6

Driving

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 20d

20d

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

$47,450 - $50,450

Configurations
20d 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (31/35/42)
20d 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (30/34/40)

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 20d Premium

20d Premium

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

$49,550 - $52,550

Configurations
20d Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (31/35/42)
20d Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (30/34/40)

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t

35t

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

$50,490 - $53,490

Configurations
35t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
35t 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/28)
HP: 180 -hp @ 4000-rpm Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t Premium

35t Premium

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

$51,900 - $54,900

Configurations
35t Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm 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)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 20d Prestige

20d Prestige

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

$54,200 - $57,200

Configurations
20d Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (31/35/42)
20d Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (30/34/40)

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t Prestige

35t Prestige

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

$56,550 - $59,550

Configurations
35t Prestige 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm 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)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 20d R-Sport

20d R-Sport

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

$58,300 - $61,300

Configurations
20d R-Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (31/35/42)
20d R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
Seating: 5 HP: 180-hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 318 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (30/34/40)

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan 35t R-Sport

35t R-Sport

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

$60,650 - $63,650

Configurations
35t R-Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm 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)
HP: 340 -hp @ 6500-rpm Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan S

S

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

$62,700 - $65,700

Configurations
S 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (20/23/29)
HP: 180 -hp @ 4000-rpm 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)
HP: 380 -hp @ 6500-rpm Torque: 332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 25, 2018

8.1

Overall Rating


8.0/10
Features

 

8.3/10
Engine

 

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The new Jaguar XF is the refreshed version of the Brit carmaker executive saloon and is positioned in between the entry-level XE and the range-topping XJ more like a Malcolm in the middle in their current line-up. The cut-throat competition in this market is no joke and the XF needs to be at the top of its game just to survive in this arena.

The Englishman comes with a 3.0 V6 engine that may be supercharged. The supercharged motor puts out 340hp at 6500rpm and its turbocharged sibling puts out a whopping 380hp at the same rpm range.

The net torque offered here is 332lb-ft at 4500rpm and the XF uses either an RWD or AWD drivetrain according to the spec of your choice.

The prime rivals of the Jag are highly reputed executive saloons who were dominating the market even before the XF was born in 2007, namely the Audi A6 and the BMW 540i. The XF is priced lesser than those two at just $54,285 and goes all the way up to $63,195.  find out if it can handle the competition.

Features

8.0/10

There are a total of five trims excluding the diesel option, namely the XF, XF Premium, XF Prestige, XF R-Sport, and the top-of-the-line XF S. Also note that each of these trims come with an RWD or AWD option. The XF S possesses the twin-turbocharged rendition of the 3.0 liter V6 pumping out 380 hp which is on par with the gorgeous F-type. What’s more is that this trim also gets a special S-Bodykit that looks aggressive enough to hint the extra performance

Trims

XF

XF Premium

XF Prestige

XF R-Sport

XF S

MSRP

$54,285

$55,595

$57,145

$61,125

$63,195




 

Features

8-inch InControl Touch Infotainment Power-folding Mirrors Navigation System Blind-spot monitoring and satellite radio Adaptive and Configurable Dynamic Systems
Sunroof with Power Sunshade Driver Seat Memory

Heated front seats

Adaptive headlights S-Bodykit including sports front bumper, gloss black side sills and rear valance and a trunk-mounted spoiler
11-speaker Meridian Sound System Power-Adjustable Steering Column Front and rear park assist Lane Assist 20-inch alloy wheels
    19-inch Alloy Wheels    
    Leather seats with the 4-way Lumbar seat support    

We recommend

All the trims are loaded with a decent number of creature comforts and tech gizmos but the trim to place your money on would have to be the XF Prestige as it has all the features of XF Premium and a couple of much-needed extras such as the 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, and front and rear park assist. You don't have to break the bank here either at a reasonable $57,145

On the other hand, if you're a buyer who couldn't choose the F-type because of family pressure and would love to have a four-door equivalent to make school runs and grocery shop trips a little more interesting, choose the XF at $63,195 and you won't be disappointed.

Engine

8.3/10

The 335-hp supercharged V-6 is king of the XF powertrain monarchy, but it’s slower than most high-performance rivals and lacks auditory authority -carandriver

The Brits have nailed it when it comes to the performance aspect of the XF and is one of the reasons why it is a better performance sedan when compared to the Audi A6. As mentioned earlier, the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 unit makes 340hp @ 6500rpm which means that it stands above the A6 and the 540i making 333 hp and 335 hp respectively. If that isn’t enough, the twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6 will put a smile on your face when 380 ponies are let loose at the same rpm count.

The case is similar when it comes to the net torque produced. The XE makes 332 lb-ft of torque which is more than the A6’s 325 lb-ft and is the same as the 540i’s net torque. The XE S also makes 332 lb-ft despite being twin-turbocharged.

Model

Jaguar XF

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW 5 Series (540i)

MSRP

$54,285

$58,550

$56,445

Engine

3.0-liter V-6

3.0-liter V-6 

3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8 speed automatic

BHP (hp @ rpm)

340

333

335

Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)

332

325

332

The power may be transferred to just the rear wheels or all the four wheels of the XF depending upon your choice of spec but they all use an excellent 8-Speed Automatic ZF transmission that exhibits quick response at any gear. The Germans also offer a similar 8-speed transmission in both the A6 and the 540i.

 Acceleration

The 0-60mph timings show significant improvement from the previous generation XFs as it reaches 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds on par with the 540i and also happens to be two-tenths of a second quicker than the A6.

The quarter-mile run is completed in just 13.3 seconds which is also the same as the 540i and is a lot quicker than Audi’s 13.8-second run.

Model

Jaguar XF

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW 530i

0 – 60 mph

4.9 sec

5.1 seconds

4.9 seconds

Quarter Mile

13.3 sec

13.8 seconds

13.3 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

7.3

7.4

Handling and Ride

The new Jaguar XF has phenomenal driving dynamics for an executive saloon of its kind due to a number of technical improvements such as the 50-50 weight distribution, the lightweight aluminum chassis and a modern torque vectoring system that reduces any amount of understeer on corners.

Both AWD and RWD drivetrains of the XF handle well on any road condition. The AWD directs most of its power to the rear wheels unless the front requires more. The Suspension cleverly adapts to the driving style and road undulations by constantly switching from stiff to soft setting.

Although the folks at Jaguar have focused primarily on performance this time, the ride offered is as refined as possible and will live up to the expectations of luxury car buyers who are usually very hard to please.

The steering feedback is adequate and does a great job of inducing high levels of driver confidence on any type of road that faces this new Jag.

Braking

The 60-0 mph timings are pretty decent as it comes to a standstill from 60mph in 123 ft which is slightly better than the 5-series’ 124 ft but admits defeat to the A6’s 109 ft. The numbers here could’ve been improved considering that the Audi weighs a lot more than the XF and still manages to put up a shorter stopping distance.

The brake pads at the front are 13.8 inches in diameter while the ones at the back are 12.8 inches in diameter. When we’re talking about Curb weight, the XF weighs in at 3880 lbs which is lighter than the A6 but slightly heavier than the 5 series as shown below:

Model

Jaguar XF

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW 5 series

60 – 0 mph

123

109

124

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3880

4233

3847

Brake Pads (Front)

13.8

14.0

11.6

Brake Pads (Rear)

12.8

13.0

11.7

Fuel Economy

7.8/10

Although Jaguar has paid a lot of attention to boost fuel economy with features such as the stop-start system which works well in traffic, it falls short of the A6 and the 540i as it delivers a combined MPG of 23 while the other two give 24 miles to the gallon.

On city drives, expect 20 MPG and 28 MPG on highways.

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium BMW 530i
MPG (City) 20 21 20
MPG (Hwy) 28 29 30
MPG (Combined) 23 24 24

Interior

8.0/10

Thoughtfully laid out, pleasingly spacious, and integrating several cool features, the XF’s interior has most of the trappings of high society.-Caranddriver

Seating and Comfort

The interior, although well-appointed and modern, feels too subtle in comparison to its rivals and you’ll feel the same once you get into the XF. Sure, the materials used are top notch with beautiful leather wrapped on to everything you see contrasted by smooth piano black finishing on the dash and the door handles but it just looks like they didn’t spend enough time making it look appealing.

The center console has very few buttons as it is dominated by a large 12.3-inch infotainment screen that controls all the major audio/video operations. Jaguar has its very own version of the ‘Apple Car Play’ called the “In-control” app that is almost as good as the real thing but lacks finesse.

Model

Jaguar XF

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

BMW 5 Series

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

37.1/37.6

37.2 / 37.8

38.8 / 37.5

Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

41.5/36.6

41.3 / 37.4

41.4 / 36.5

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.)

56.9/56.4

57.5 / 56.3

57.5 / 55.9

The infotainment screen provides a clear display and is also convenient to use from the driver’s point of view but takes longer to respond to a command, unlike rival systems. It comes equipped with tons of features like Adaptive cruise control,  a dynamic vehicle setting layout that provides information on acceleration timings, g-forces while cornering, customizable steering feedback and alterable power delivery.

Interior features:

Some interior features include:

  • In-control app
  • 12.3-inch infotainment screen
  • 10.2 inch In Control touch pro screen
  • 3G Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Driver Condition Monitoring system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Heated front seats
  • Meridian surround sound system

Cargo Volume

The trunk space in the current model of the XF has been compromised for broader rear seats and exterior features making it less practical than its rivals as seen below:

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium BMW 5 Series
Trunk Vol. (Ft.3) 17.8 14.1 18.7

Exterior

8.6/10

The XF is a gorgeous car and a step up from the XE with longer lines and proportions. It also has more distinctive rear taillights, so it should receive more attention on the road. - Motottrend

Dimensions and weight

The rapid acceleration of the XF is a result of Jaguar's newly developed aluminum chassis being 265 lbs lighter than the previous model and their obsession with going minimalistic to reduce as much weight as possible. Another interesting fact that contributes to the acceleration figures is that Jaguar claims the body panels weigh only a meager 13 lbs.

In terms of wheelbase, the XF is longer than the A6 at 116.5 inches.The 5-series has a longer wheelbase than the Jag at 117.1 inches.

The rest of the detailed measurements and dimensions are as given below:

Model Jaguar XF Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3880 4233 3847
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 114.6 117.1
Length (in) 195.2 194.2 194.6
Width (in) 78.2 73.8 73.5
Height (in) 57.4 57.8 58.2
Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 6.69 6.2
Track Width  Front (in) 61.4 64.1 63
Track Width  Rear (in) 61.8 63.7 63.9

Exterior features

Some exterior features include:

  • Sunroof with power sunshade
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Cameras and radars for 360-degree surveillance
  • 19-inch alloy wheels on XF Prestige
  • 20-inch alloys on XF R-Sport variant
  • XF S gets a new S-body kit and rear mounted spoiler

Safety

Safety features

This British executive saloon is packed with safety features that are nothing short of impressive. Autonomous Emergency Braking is one such system that warns the driver and applies total braking force in case he/she has failed to do so in a critical driving situation.

Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist will together work towards preventing the driver from drifting into another lane by visual warnings or by applying moderated counter steering to get the car back into the correct lane.

Driver Condition Monitoring keeps the driver alert by providing occasional alarms and visual cues if the system recognizes fatigue or long duration of inactivity.

A few other safety features are also given below:

  • 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

Competition

Audi A6 Sedan Vs Jaguar XF

The A6 Sedan was introduced in 1994 as the successor to the infamous Audi 100. Since then; it has always been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to executive saloons.

The A6 combines the driving dynamics of a sports car and the practicality of a large German saloon and as it is one of the most luxury-focused Audis out there, the Jag does have a lot of things to worry about

The 3.0 V6 in the Audi is a phenomenal engine even though it is a couple of horses down on the XF. It certainly is more fuel efficient and reliable. All the other engine choices of the A6 such as the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder and the 2.8 liter V6 are just as great as the 3.0 liter and provide the required.

The 3.0-liter V6 variant pumps put 333 hp and a net torque of 325lb-ft and it propels the A6 to 60mph from a standstill in 5.1 seconds which may not be as quick as the XF but considering its weight, it is not bad.

The Audi A6 starts off at a price of $58,550 and most buyers would be very tempted to go for one of these\u2026

BMW 5-series Vs Jaguar XF

Remember BMW's tagline, dual clutch ultimate driving machine This is that ultimate driving machine. The 5-series is the big dog that has kept on dominating the executive saloon game in terms of sales and driving dynamics ever since its inception in 1972.

The standards of technology, driving, and safety that the XF yearns to achieve were all initially set by the 5-series and the current generation still claims the throne in almost all those aspects.

While the Jaguar XF has focused on trying to increase power, torque and straight line speed, the 5 series focuses on spreading that power onto the wheels in such a way that it inspires driver confidence like no other car out there.

The beamer possesses a 3.0 liter, turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder that pumps out 335 hp and net torque of 332 lb-ft and it propels the 5-series to 60mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds just like the XF.

The XF does provide great competition to the 5-series and can be considered as a direct rival. It starts off at $56,445 and is very well worth the hefty price tag.

Final Verdict

The 2017 XF has a few shortcomings but it has been designed and built well enough to provide a tough time to the likes of the 5-series and the A6. The effort put in to make it safer and handle better than before cannot be ignored and although the XF isn't exactly the perfect blend of practical luxury and performance, it is almost there with the formula. For those of you, who are tired of considering those German saloons as the best ones out there, give this Brit brat a try and you'll be a very happy lad indeed.

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