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For The XF Sportbrake is an elegantly proportioned estate car and features a dramatic interior design theme. It’s also brilliant to drive, thanks to its sensational handling and a supple motorway ride.

Against The boot is too shallow, and the seats and the quality of the trim doesn’t measure up to the price tag. The engines aren’t as clean or as fuel-efficient as those in key rivals.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake
44 5stars

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a finely balanced sporting estate. It looks the part and it’s well equipped, but it's not particularly spacious and in some areas, it lacks the requisite premium feel.

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There are 17 Jaguar XF versions available

Sportbrake 2.2D 163 SE 5dr £31,945
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 163 SE Business 5dr £33,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 163 Luxury 5dr £35,445
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 200 Luxury 5dr £36,450
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 163 R-Sport 5dr £36,495
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 200 R-Sport 5dr £37,950
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 163 Premium Luxury 5dr £38,295
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 3.0D V6 240 Luxury 5dr £38,365
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 200 Premium Luxury 5dr £39,700
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 3.0D V6 240 R-Sport 5dr £39,865
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 3.0D V6 240 Premium Luxury 5dr £42,615
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 163 Portfolio 5dr £42,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 2.2D 200 Portfolio 5dr £44,700
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 3.0D V6 240 Portfolio 5dr £47,615
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 3.0D V6 275 S Premium Luxury 5dr £49,115
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 3.0D V6 275 S Portfolio 5dr £51,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportbrake 5.0 V8 SC XFR-S 5dr £82,495
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is an interesting mix of strengths and weaknesses, meaning it’ll suit some people down to the ground, but for others, it’ll be rather disappointing.

If you’re after a proper estate car that can swallow huge loads on a regular basis, you’ll fall into the latter category. The shallow boot can’t match those of rival wagons for space or versatility.

If, however, you’re after a ‘lifestyle’ estate, the Jag could well fit the bill. It’s great fun to drive and the cabin has all the drama of the saloon’s. It still can’t match its main rivals on quality or running costs, though.

Reader test team says:

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2D 163 Luxury 5dr

Six months and 6,000 miles in my XF Sportbrake and so far I am a very satisfied customer. An overall average of 43 mpg with a best to date of 57mpg. …

David Palmer

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2D 163 SE 5dr

Took delivery of a 2.2 (200 bhp) luxury model with upgraded seats (12/12 way with memory which incl lumbar support) and 18" rims. First impressions…

Egbert Klein Nagelvoort

4 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2D 200 Sport 5dr

Has the same features as the 3.0 Diesel S Luxury trim but with the more economical 2.2 engine. Only niggle so far is the lack of lumbar support…

David Holt

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2D 200 Luxury 5dr

I picked up this car on 18/03/13 and returned it just 5 weeks later! The reason, the drivers seat! I drove the car down the M74 / M6 and after 3…

Neil Davies

3 out of 5 stars
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