If you seek a sport luxury sedan that will stand apart from the hordes of Audi A6s, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, and Lexus GSs on the street, a Jaguar XF is worthy of your consideration. It has performance, reliability, capability, comfort, and a unique presence that sets it apart from the crowd. But above all, the winsome driving experience of this Jaguar, whether commuting in town at midweek, or flying through the country on weekend, may convince you that it has style and charm few fine sedans can match.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Ted West reported from Quebec, with Sam Moses reporting from Portland and J.P. Vettraino in Detroit.
dual-stage front airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags, curtain-type head protection airbags for all outboard seats, rear park assist with graphic display, electronic stability control, antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), headlamp washers, tire pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):
rearview camera, blind spot monitor, automatic headlight dimmers, adaptive headlights, front park assist,
5 years/50,000 miles
Castle Bromwich, United Kingdom
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Jaguar XF ($61,800)
bond-grain leather seating, rosewood veneer with aluminum trim, heated 6-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats with two-position memory, full-color touch-screen, 250-watt audio with 10 speakers, CD changer, Bluetooth and auxiliary input jacks, automatic dual-zone climate control, one-touch power windows, cruise control with automatic speed limiter, Homelink programmable garage opener, power moonroof with one-touch operation, three 12-volt power points, thick-pile floor mats with contrasting trim, rear park assist with graphic display, Bi-xenon adaptive headlights with auto high beam and power washers, electronically controlled adaptive suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):
Premium Package ($4,250) hard-drive-based navigation with TMC, music storage and DVD player, 380-Watt Meridian sound system, HD radio, Sirius satellite radio, rear camera parking aid, front camera parking aid, adaptive headlights; Convenience Package ($2,500) keyless entry, voice command, blind spot monitor, dimming exterior mirrors, dimming high beams, electric rear sunblind; Portfolio Package ($4,000) soft-grain leather with contrasting stitch heated and cooled front seats, suedecloth headliner, premium carpet; Figured Ebony Veneer ($300); Split-fold rear seat with ski hatch/ski bag ($600); Meridian 825-Watt Premium Surround Sound 17 speakers ($2,300)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
2.0-liter dual overhead cam turbocharged I4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
240 @ 5500
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
251 @ 2000
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
17.7 cu. ft.
independent wishbones with coil springs, stabilizer bar and electronically adjusted shocks
independent multi-link with coil springs, stabilizer bar and electronically adjusted shocks
vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of November 10, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
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