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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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54 reader reviews for Jaguar XF Saloon.
  • 3.0D V6 Luxury 4dr

    hugh dennis , lancashire . Date: 29/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    Bought this car (2.7 D Luxury) when the XF first arrived in April 2008. 120,000 miles later it still runs like new. Had a new differential and repairs to the air conditioning under warranty, apart from this it has run perfectly.

    Would strongly recommend to anyone thinking of buying an XF.

  • 3.0D V6 S Luxury 4dr

    Martyn Whiteley , North Lincs . Date: 24/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Had a 3.0D S XF for a month whilst my new CLS was in for body repairs.

    I almost bought an XF before the CLS, so it was great to be able to drive one for a month and 2,000 miles, and compare with my CLS250 AMG Sport.

    There's no doubt that the XF is an impressive car, and with the 3.0D S power plant, it's performance is strong, and that engine superb for a diesel.

    However it's not as impressive as my CLS, and I was pleased to get the Merc back. The main problem I had with the XF was seat comfort, with no lumber adjustment, and an unsettled ride compared to the smoothness of the CLS. The Jag never seemed to settle on fast bump roads, and trim and doors creaked at times, whereas the CLS is always composed and quiet.

    The engine in the Jag sounds really good for a diesel, and the car can certainly shift, but it as if it has turbo lag compared to the CLS. Despite my CLS giving away 70 bhp to the Jag, and only 4 cyls, it responds to the throttle more urgently and feels sportier.

    Inside too, the XF looks old fashioned, without the sense of occasion of the Merc, and the JLR touch screen infotainment, although it has many plusses (inc great sound quality) is just not as intuitive and clear as the Merc system. (not that Merc is the best).

    I'd be happy to own an XF full time, but would always prefer to be running a CLS.

  • 3.0D V6 Luxury 4dr

    Tun Naing Win , Middlesex . Date: 12/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    Bought this car from main dealership just over a month ago. Traded in a BMW 3 series. Smoother drive than the 3-series and feels like a proper luxury car. Exterior has the WOW factor with friends commenting on the sleek beutiful lines and of course the Jaguar badge. Interior just as beautiful and better than the interior of a 5-Series or E-Class in my opinion and given just as many compliment by friends. Very powerful engine, putting the German makes to shame. No problems so far mechanical wise. Sat Nav works well and is up to date. Only minor gripe is fan strength not as god as 3 series but I can live with this :) Managing around 32mpg around town and up to 39 on the motorway. Rear camera a must especially when tring to park in underground parking spaces in London!

  • 3.0D S V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Graham Moyse , Dorset . Date: 03/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I bought this car from new over 2 years ago. Current mileage is 27000. This is easily the best car I have ever owned, though, to be fair, it is also the most expensive car I have ever owned. Performance is effortless and impressive. I do a fair amount of single carriageway cross country driving and the overtaking ability is brilliant. It also handles really well for a big car. If you put the gearbox in sport and use the paddles it effectively drives as a manual. In this mode, there is great fun to be had hanging out the tail on roundabouts! The ride is comfortable with a hint of firmness. I suspect slightly smaller wheels (mine are 20 inch) would make it more comfortable but maybe to the detriment of roadholding? The interior is beautifully crafted and luxurious in a very contemporary way. This is definitely not an old school Jag! Fuel economy is good given the performance, 40mpg on a long run cruising at 80 and 30mpg in mostly town driving. There have been no reliability issues though I have just had a new set of tyres - not cheap with the big wheels at £1000 for 4. I note that several people have said how good the reversing camera is. Save your money. the sensors are brilliant and make it a doddle to park such a big car. When buying the car I road tested the usual suspects. Only the BMW 5 series came close but was let down by anonymous styling, a rock hard ride and a disinterested dealership. If you are thinking about buying one, don't hesitate - go for it!

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