The Jaguar XF is a classy saloon car that looks just as good inside as it does out. It’s a pleasure to drive too, and is an asset to any business user or upwardly mobile family.
This handsome saloon features a gently tapering bonnet, which culminates in a front fascia that features a conspicuous radiator grille which is flanked by elegant, streamlined headlights. The XF’s profile is akin to that of a sports coupé, thanks to an attractive sweeping roofline and gently rising shoulder line. A practical four-door body ensures that rear-row travellers always have easy access, and inside, there’s plenty of room in the back for three. The car’s 540-litre boot space improves on that offered by either the BMW 5 Series or Audi A6 – and there’s even more capacity when split-folding rear seats are flipped.
Optimal fuel-efficiency is provided by an entry-level 2.0-litre diesel engine, which returns as much as 5.1l/100km, while producing CO2 emissions as low as 124g/km. This well-balanced 163bhp unit also delivers 380Nm of torque, 0-100kmph in approximately 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 229kmph. If you require even greater automotive power, a 2.0-litre 300bhp petrol engine produces a peak torque of 400Nm, 0-100kmph in roughly 5.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 250kmph.
Audio entertainment is supplied by an eight-speaker stereo which features as standard – as does a 10.2-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity. A maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating is a sure sign that the XF is an extremely safe automobile. As well as passive protective features such as multiple airbags, seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child-seat mounts, a wide range of driver aids are included as standard. For instance, Autonomous Emergency Braking significantly reduces the risk of impact with vehicles ahead, while Lane Keep Assist helps prevent the car from wandering out of its lane.