2015 Jaguar XF

 
2015 Jaguar XF
 
2015 Jaguar XF
 

2015 Jaguar XF

MSRP 
$51,170
Invoice 
$47,906
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 30 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 240 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

With sporty and economical powertrains, an 8-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive, the 2015 Jaguar XF lineup is no longer just a niche luxury car-- it now applies to a much wider swath of upscale sedan shoppers. The base 2.0 model and its 30-mpg highway rating is surprisingly fuel-efficient, while the high-performance XFR-S at the top end of the lineup offers blistering acceleration, with its 550-hp rating. In addition to its graceful-yet-aggressive look and strong performance, the XF's opulent cabin appointments remain a standout.

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What's New For 2015

Jaguar has significantly changed the XF landscape by adding two trim levels for 2015, dubbed Portfolio and Sport. They've also shuffled the feature lists of the other trim levels in order to make room for the new ones. A Jaguar smart key system is now standard across all XF models.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2015 Jaguar XF

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: Meridian 380W Premium Sound System -inc: 7" touch-screen display w/controls for audio, climate control, Bluetooth telephone connectivity and navigation if fitted, full color TFT display message center, Interactive Voice control w/Say What You See display on the touch-screen, 12 speakers including 1 sub-woofer, separate Digital Signal Processor (DSP), Audyssey MultEQ, single slot in dash CD/DVD player, HD radio, front media interface (USB and iPod), SIRIUS satellite radio (includes 3 month complimentary subscription), Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology for cell phone and audio streaming
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Exterior Features
    • LED Brakelights
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Chrome Grille
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Aluminum Spare Wheel
    • Tires: 245/45R18 AS Continental Pro Contact -inc: 8.5"
    • Wheels: 18" Vela-Style 10-Spoke Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • 3-Stage Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6x6-way power adjustable front seats (forward/rearward, cushion height and back seat recline), 2 way manual headrest, fixed bolsters and memory function w/2 settings for driver's seat, exterior mirrors and steering column
    • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Voice Recorder
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Ignition
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum/Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather Door Trim Insert
    • Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L GTDI 16V I4 Turbocharged
    • Transmission: Electronic 8-Speed Automatic -inc: ZF 8HP70, Jaguar Sequential Shift, drive and sport modes and steering wheel mounted shift paddles
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • 2.73 Axle Ratio
    • 90-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • 5104# Gvwr
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Touring Suspension
    • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 18.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 17.7
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 800
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 240 @ 5500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 251 @ 2000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 114.5
    • Length, Overall (in) - 195.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 71.6
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 61.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.8
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.5
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.6
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.7
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Jaguar XF
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.70
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.13
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.10
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.28
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.30
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.73
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.8 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3660
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

2015 Jaguar XF Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • British Racing Green Caviar Metallic Dark Sapphire Metallic Ebony Italian Racing Red Lunar Gray Metallic Polaris White Rhodium Silver Metallic Stratus Gray Metallic Ultimate Black Metallic
  • British Racing Green
  • Caviar Metallic
  • Dark Sapphire Metallic
  • Ebony
  • Italian Racing Red
  • Lunar Gray Metallic
  • Polaris White
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • Stratus Gray Metallic
  • Ultimate Black Metallic

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Introduction

An all-new Jaguar XF is coming for the 2016 model year.

Until then, the 2015 Jaguar XF is available, a solid, stylish, midsize luxury sports sedan with rear-wheel drive. Elegant, flowing lines make the XF a more visually interesting alternative to many of the better-selling cars in its class. The 2015 Jaguar XF has presence, that intangible quality that allows it to stand out in any line of similar luxury sport entries. Underway, the Jaguar XF is smooth, quiet, and comfortable.

New Portfolio and Sport versions have been added for 2015, each offered with rear-drive or all-wheel drive, making a total of eight XF versions. A Premium Pack is now standard on the turbocharged four-cylinder XF 2.0T Premium, which has become the entry-level model. Standard equipment has been expanded, with fewer options offered.

A range of engines is available for the Jaguar XF, all of them blown: a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4; a superbly powerful and efficient 340-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V6; a 470-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8; and a 510-hp supercharged V8. All are outstanding in their own way. All are mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions. Intelligent start/stop operation is installed on V6 and V8 models.

Also available is a limited-production, super-fast XFR-S model with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out a door-blowing 550 horsepower. XFR-S features a track-tuned suspension and many high-performance upgrades.

A Black Package option for the XF Supercharged and XFR features gloss black finish on window surrounds, the front grille and its surround, front bumper inserts, and the rear spoiler, as well as special gloss black 20-inch alloy wheels. All XF models now have a rearview camera and blind spot monitor, as well as a split-fold rear seat with ski hatch.

We’ve found all variants of the Jaguar XF pleasurable to drive. The four-cylinder engine feels and sounds better than expected. With linear acceleration, a seamless transmission, engaging steering and responsive brakes, the Jaguar XF’s driving dynamics are as solid as those of any of its competitors. We especially liked Jaguar’s all-wheel drive, which is well-suited to wet and snowy climes.

The 2015 Jaguar XF interior is dignified but a good bit plainer than the deluxe XJ. Upon entering and pushing the Start button, the HVAC dash vents scroll open and the JaguarDrive knob pops up to greet you. The leather seating is all you could ask of a luxury sports sedan, and the driving experience in this very adult English sedan is a pleasure to be anticipated and savored.

One of Jaguar’s traits is its resistance to technology for technology’s sake, which is good for those who don’t want their cars to be rolling personal computers with distracting interfaces. Anyone seeking smartphone integration or the latest navigation system will have to look elsewhere.

Jaguar originally launched the XF as a 2009 model; styling was revised for 2012, and powertrains updated for 2014.

Competitors to the 2015 Jaguar XF include the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Lexus GS. While all of these cars might boast higher sales volumes, the Jaguar remains a great choice for those who want something different, provided the latest in-car technology isn’t a priority.

Lineup

The 2015 Jaguar XF sedan is available in eight models. All come with 8-speed automatic transmissions.

Jaguar XF 2.0T Premium ($51,175) is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 with 240 horsepower. XF 2.0T Premium comes standard with dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, wood trim, 6-way power-adjustable heated front seats with driver memory, rosewood veneer, a Meridian 380-watt 12-speaker audio system, split fold-down rear seat with ski hatch, 7-inch color touch-screen, front parking sensors, power moonroof, automatic HID xenon headlights, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Also standard are a hard-disc navigation system, power tilt steering column, pushbutton start, rearview camera, and blind spot monitor.

Jaguar XF 3.0 Portfolio ($57,175) comes with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 rated at 340 horsepower. Standard features include automatic start/stop operation, a 12-way power driver’s seat, 8-way power passenger seat, adaptive front lighting, 825-watt Meridian 17-speaker Surround Sound audio system, and 19-inch wheels. Options for XF 2.0 Premium and XF 3.0 Portfolio include a Cold Climate Package ($750) with heater steering wheel and heated windshield.

Jaguar XF 3.0 Sport ($59,875) also has the 340-hp V6 and features aero body design details, 14-way power driver’s seat, 12-way power passenger seat, adjustable side bolsters, stainless steel pedals, black suedecloth headliner, 380-watt 12-speaker audio system, and 20-inch wheels.

Jaguar 3.0 AWD Portfolio ($59,875) and 3.0 AWD Sport ($59,875) add all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel. The 3.0 AWD Sport also includes a heated windshield.

Jaguar XF 5.0 Supercharged ($70,875) features a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 470 horsepower. XF Supercharged also gets upgraded leather upholstery, suede cloth headliner, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, oak wood veneer, 12-way heated and ventilated power driver’s seat, 8-way power passenger seat, Meridian 825-watt 17-speaker Surround Sound audio, power rear sunshade, unique exterior trim, and 20-inch alloy wheels with summer performance tires.

Jaguar XFR ($83,550) boosts the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 up to 510 horsepower and includes all XF Supercharged features plus unique exterior and interior trim, 14-way power sport driver’s seat, a 17-speaker, and unique 20-inch wheels. The Black Package for XFR ($1,600) includes black 20-inch Varuna alloy wheels with summer high-performance tires, red brake calipers, and gloss-black window surrounds, front bumper inserts, grille surround, and trunk finisher. XFR Speed Package ($3,900) removes the top-speed limiter, adds front bumper aero splitter and rear spoiler with integrated brake light, modifies engine and transmission calibrations, and modifies the speedometer to display a top speed of 174 mph.

The Jaguar XFR-S ($99,000) comes with a 5-liter supercharged V8 good for 550 hp and features unique R-S exterior and interior trim, sport-tuned suspension, sport seats with adjustable side bolsters, carbon fiber trim, a rear spoiler, performance exhaust, and Pirelli performance tires on unique 20-inch ceramic polished wheels.

Safety features on all Jaguar XF models include six airbags: front impact, front-passenger side impact, and head-protection curtains for outboard seats. Rear park sensing is standard, as are a tire-pressure monitor and a full range of active safety features, including electronic stability control (ESC) with an understeer management. Advanced antilock brakes (ABS) incorporate Cornering Brake Control, which proportions brake force from side to side to keep the car balanced while braking through a curve. All models have parking sensors, a rearview camera, and blind spot warning.

Walkaround

All Jaguar XFs use quintessentially British wire mesh grille work, but the finish and shapes below the bumper vary with the model. The Jaguar XFR has black mesh and larger openings below the bumper. The Jaguar XF Supercharged hood is fitted with louvers featuring “Supercharged” script.

Bi-function HID xenon headlights are slim and compact but still incredibly bright, and bordered with LED running lights in Jaguar’s signature J-Blade shape. The tail lights use LED elements exclusively, which extend onto the trunk lid.

The body is defined by a single, uninterrupted line flowing from the front bumper to the rear edge of the trunk lid. The beltline, that character-building crease below the side windows, rises up into the roof while the roof drops down toward the beltline. The effect is a forward-biased wedge shape that creates an impression of speed, even when the XF is at rest. The rear deck is higher than that of any previous Jaguar sedan, but this less-formal look pays dividends in excellent aerodynamics and an expansive trunk.

The basic shape does more than create a high-impact presence. Aerodynamically, the XF is very efficient, with an impressive 0.29 drag coefficient and a front-to-rear aerodynamic lift balance of zero. That means neither end of the car is more inclined than the other to lift in the airflow as speed increases. The excellent aerodynamics keep the XF stable at high speeds and reduce wind noise inside.

We parked an XF next to a contemporary BMW 5 Series and were startled by what we saw. The Jaguar and BMW are very nearly the same size. The 5 Series is nothing if not handsome. Yet next to the BMW, the Jaguar seemed not merely larger but somehow grander, more chic. The XF doesn’t merely look fine; it makes an impression, requiring you to take it seriously. Some of this impression may be caused by the XF’s relative rarity compared with the ubiquitous 5 Series. But bolstered by Jaguar’s recent extremely high quality and reliability ratings, the XF is more than a nice-looking car. It has about it that intangible element, dignity. Even the most-affordable XF model has it. In spades.

Interior

Jaguar interiors have always had a nice feel, with beautiful leather seating and ample wood inlays to make the point. The contemporary Jaguar XF interior continues this tradition, but is somewhat less formal and more straightforward.

Our Jaguar XF had handsome Figured Ebony veneer, one of several veneer choices. But the dominant theme on the dashboard was a broad expanse of scored aluminum running from door panel around the dash to door panel, bright and handsomely adorned with instrumentation.

Slide into the XF with the proximity key in purse or pocket, and the Start button glows, ready to be pushed. Press it, and the vents rotate in the dash, exposing the registers. The gear selector is a big, aluminum dial-knob that rises from the center console when the engine fires up. It’s unique, nicer than the drive-by-wire shifters other luxury manufactures have developed, and more functional. Jaguar claims this electronic selector will keep working even if it’s drenched with a half-gallon of coffee.

In front of the driver is an analog speedometer and tachometer. Between them is a digital display that reveals trip mileage, fuel range, miles per gallon, average speed, and a digital speedo. Above are an analog clock, a linear bar fuel gauge, and at the top, a linear gear indicator, activated when the paddle-shifters are used. When the paddles are not used, a generic fully automatic PRNDS transmission indicator is displayed.

The center stack’s premier element is a touch-screen monitor, which controls audio, navigation, phone and climate controls. We find Jaguar’s interface not as intuitive as we’d like. Certain functions, such as adding an address or modifying a destination, take far too many steps (for example, one has to hit the Home button to switch functions, instead of going straight to, say, audio controls). Also, forget about smartphone integration with apps like Facebook and Twitter, or streaming Internet audio. For that, you’ll have to go to BMW or another more tech-savvy brand.

The center console’s main feature is a pop-up aluminum transmission shifter knob, which retracts flush with the console surface when the engine is not running. To the rear of this knob are buttons for Winter Mode, Stability Control/Off and automatic speed control, the latter protecting against the natural impulse to gradually drive faster and faster on long trips. The Jaguar switchgear are of high quality and reassuring tactile strength throughout.

One Jaguar XF we tested had soft-grain black-leather heated-and-cooled seats with 16-way adjustment for the driver and 12-way adjustment for the front passenger. With contrasting white stitching, they were handsome and blessed with the wonderful aroma of fine leather. They also had good lumbar and side-bolster adjustment, allowing an extremely personal fitment for either performance driving or long-distance cruising.

Outward visibility is less than average, due in part to the sexy exterior design and roofline. The rear glass is expansive, but it’s raked at a long, flat, coupe-like angle, so the view through the rearview mirror is short. For this reason, we recommend using the rearview camera (and navigation system) to supplement what the mirror can show.

The 380-Watt Meridian sound system performed admirably, with no distortion when played louder than reasonable human tolerance.

The Jaguar steering wheel has the usual remotes for adjusting cruise control and audio, but they are thumbwheels placed flat in the spokes of the wheel, not protruding from its edges where they can be accidentally brushed during maneuvering. And in the lower center of the wheel is an iconic, wonderfully Mayan Jaguar’s head: the growler, watching your every move. Nice.

Cubby storage in the XF is decent as luxury cars go, but not as complete as some mainstream sedans and family vehicles. The center console is wide, almost as we’d expect in a big sports car. Touch-release covers reveal easy-to-reach cupholders. Bins at the bottoms of the doors aren’t very deep, but they’re wide enough to lay a phone flat, and lined with a soft material that keeps glasses and other delicate items from sliding or scratching. The main bin in the center console isn’t large enough to hide a standard-size laptop, but there’s plenty of room for cameras or a lot of CDs. There’s also an easy-access power point and iPod/auxiliary jacks, with a secure place to leave the plugged-in MP3 player while driving.

The XF’s rear-seat accommodations fall short of those of the competition. The rear seat itself is comfortable, with decent side bolstering for the outside passengers, using the same fine materials as in front. Yet the rear space seems more confining than the roomiest cars in this class, regardless of what the published measurements suggest. Rear passengers up to 5 feet, 8 inches will find plenty of space, but taller riders might get squeezed on leg and headroom. The back seat also has fewer amenities then some competitors. There’s a power point and two adjustable vents on the back of the center console, but no temperature control or fan. Storage options are limited to the fold-out pockets on the front seatbacks (good), and small bins at the bottom of the rear doors (bad). Cupholders are provided in the fold-down armrest, but they’re not very deep or very good at holding cups.

The XF trunk is among the largest in class, however. With 17.7 cubic feet of space, it’s bigger than the trunk in some full-size luxury sedans, and it’s lined with carpet that’s richer than that used inside some high-end cars. However, loading large items could take some work because the trunk lid is fairly short and the trunk opening is fairly small. So although there’s a lot of cargo space, the XF’s design is better for multiple, small items than for large, bulky pieces.

Driving Impressions

Jaguar XF offers quite a range of engines: a turbocharged four-cylinder, a supercharged V6, and supercharged V8s in several states of tune.

The 510-horsepower supercharged V8-powered XFR will streak from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, competitive with the quickest cars in its class. The XF 5.0 Supercharged, with a mere 470 horsepower, dashes from 0 to 60 not much behind, in 4.9 seconds. Both of these supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engines get an EPA-rated 15/23 mpg City/Highway.

The supercharged V6 gets from 0 to 60 in a brisk 5.7 seconds while achieving 18/28 mpg. Jaguar’s turbocharged four-cylinder achieves 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and manages 19/30 mpg. (We consider the 8-second mark generally separates the quick and the slow in 0-60 mph acceleration comparisons.) The supercharged V6 appears to be the performance value here, with dramatically quicker performance than the four-cylinder.

We approached the turbocharged inline-4 with skepticism, but our expectations proved unfounded. Throttle response was remarkably linear, and the engine note had a throaty, authoritative grumble that sounded nothing like a diminutive two-liter. It’s an enjoyable car to drive.

Cruising at 70 mph in all variants is generally a serene experience, with minimal wind noise to interrupt the solitude. All around, the Jaguar XF is a thoroughly wonderful ride, with fewer of the cookie-cutter qualities that increasingly pervade this class of all-things-to-everyone luxury cars.

The biggest source of noise might be the low-profile sport tires available on the Supercharged and XFR.

JaguarDrive Control is a feature that lets the driver tailor various functions to taste with a single adjustment. The driver can switch through three options. Winter is the most conservative: The transmission shifts up at low engine speeds, the throttle works lightly and the DSC intervenes quickly, all useful in slippery conditions. Dynamic is the most aggressive setting, best for driving hard in dry conditions. There is also a set-and-forget Automatic mode.

The 8-speed automatic transmission that comes on all models is impressive, and works superbly in daily commuter traffic. Its fast, glass-smooth shifts allow constant refinement of engine speed that will suit the driver’s wishes. If cruising in Drive, the transmission slips softly down into the lowest efficient gear for fuel mileage. In Sport mode, the transmission holds each gear higher up through the rev range before shifting. Those who want to get the best out of the drivetrain should flick the knob to Sport and try the excellent, lightning-quick paddle shifters, which brings the right amount of engine braking or continued acceleration, all with effortless elegance.

The variable-ratio steering was developed to reduce parking effort at low speeds while maintaining precision and feedback at higher speeds. Jaguar has weighted it carefully, avoiding the airy, no-effort feel that’s become all too common in this class. Nor is the XF’s steering overly quick, wherein a little twitch sends you to the next lane over. It is nicely linear, with no dead spot in the center. Turn the XF’s steering wheel a little and the car turns immediately, but only a little. Lane changes are accomplished at interstate speeds with an eighth of a turn. The XF tracks neatly into bigger, slower curves, always where the driver aims it.

Complementing good steering feel, the XF has an excellent ride and handling balance. It rides firmly, but it glides over most bumps, and the reward for firmness is that it doesn’t lean in fast curves. It stays level front to rear under hard braking or hard acceleration, and it’s stable as granite at high speeds.

The brakes are outstanding. All models have large rotors and calipers, and the brake pedal has a consistent solid feel. It’s progressive in application, meaning that a little bit of pedal delivers a little bit of deceleration, while a lot of pedal stops the XF right now. In repeated hard applications, furthermore, there is no hint of brake fade.

The XF’s mechanical components are first-rate. It starts with a tight, flex-free unitized chassis and body, the foundation for all of the car’s dynamic behavior. The suspension uses a sophisticated multi-link arrangement in back and aluminum components to reduce weight and improve response time. The Supercharged and XFR models also have Adaptive Dynamics, a damping system which automatically adjusts shock absorber settings to suit both road conditions and the way the vehicle is being driven.

A drive in the rain demonstrated two important things: First, the XF is inherently balanced, meaning it’s no more prone to slide on its front tires than it is to spin out at the rear; and second, the Dynamic Stability Control does a great job. In Automatic mode, where most drivers will keep it, the DSC works early, throttling the engine back or tapping the brakes before the driver anticipates that one end of the car or the other might be sliding.

On a wet skid pad in the high-powered XFR, we learned from former professional racecar drivers during a day at the Jaguar R Driving Academy what the XF will do with stability and traction control fully off. Unlike cars made by other manufacturers, Jaguars truly turn off everything, leaving the driver to her own devices. We had a blast deliberately bringing the rear end around coming out of a corner and counter-steering, but we only recommend doing this on a closed course. Later, we drove the XFR around the exterior road course at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where we found the car to handle amazingly well.

The XF 3.0 AWD uses a fully automatic, on-demand all-wheel drive system that engages instantaneously when needed and provides a slight rearward bias carefully tailored to suit Jaguar’s traditional chassis and handling tastes. Even driven enthusiastically on snow and ice, we found the system delivered balanced, grippy drive force that is the match for its German competitors.

Especially when equipped with all-wheel drive, the XF delivers the best of all worlds: A comfortable ride; responsive, consistent handling; stress-free, secure skid-management in the rain; or a bit of latitude that allows capable drivers to express themselves.

Summary

The 2015 Jaguar XF is a sport luxury sedan that stands apart from the hordes of German and Japanese competitors. It has performance, reliability, capability, comfort and a charm that few fine sedans can match, though it falls short when it comes to in-car technology and connectivity.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Laura Burstein reported from Los Angeles with Ted West from Quebec, Sam Moses reporting from Portland, J.P. Vettraino in Detroit.

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