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

    roger towner , north yorkshire . Date: 09/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26.8

    My car

    I bought this 10 Plate car three months ago and apart from the poor fuel consumption and noisy injectors have found the car to be of good build quality and a comfortable ride. There is a problem with lateral support on the seats and long journeys cause me to have backache. A major dissapointment that has just reared it,s ugle head are the brakes ! After putting the car in for a free health check at the dealer, i have been advised that all four wheels need new disks ! and this after the car has only covered 31 k miles from new. The service manager says that the disks need replacing, on average , every 15k miles at a cost of over £ 300 per wheel and that brake pads only last around 10k miles. This is astounding news as i drive around 20k miles a year. My previous automatics all covered over 100k miles without disk problems.. these included BMW 7 ,Mercedes S Class and an Audi A8. Jaguar customer relations team are looking into my complaint and i hope to have a resolution soon. If not, then the motoring mags should be shouting about this common problem from the rooftops whilst i move back to BMW as soon as possible. I would also add that my daily journeys are 50 miles to and from work and they are all motorway as i live 1 mile from the A1M. The best MPG that i have achieved on a single trip IS 40 and not 50 as Jaguar state for urban driving.

  • 3.0D V6 Portfolio 4dr

    Geoffrey Hunter , East Yorkshire . Date: 26/06/2013
    • 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
      39

    My car

    After driving the car for three years under a lease agreement and covering 81k I had the option of purchasing the car and happily did so. 10 months on and just over 100k on the clock the car is still driving superbly. The only issue in four years was a turbo fault in the first couple of months which whilst not breaking down put the car in restrictive driving mode. Sorted by the dealer promptly. Only other issue has been an over sensitive tyre pressure monitoring system. I have been able to achieve over 30k on each set of tyres and average 39 mpg on a daily commute of 45 miles each way. After previously driving an A6 & 5 series BMW the jag is step above. I have taken out the extended jag warranty but so far it has not been called upon. It still feels as fresh after 4 years and 100k as it did when new and each morning when opening the bedroom curtain at 6.00 am still makes me smile in the knowledge that I will have the pleasure of driving to work in it. I honestly did not have his same level of satisfaction with either the A6 or BMW over the six previous years of daily commute. With regard to the jag dealership I cannot fault the service. If anything they are too attentive always ringing after a couple of days to ensure satisfaction was delivered etc.

    If I'm pushed to find a fault it is the lack of rain channels on the A pillar windscreen which allows water to run onto the side windows obscuring vision from the wing mirrors. Would I recommend? Yes.

  • 2.2D 190 Luxury 4dr

    Jonathan Staton , Northants . Date: 20/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    Even after 8 months I still look forward to driving this car. The handling is superb, the 8 speed gearbox a dream. There is a bit of lag when you accelerate, however.The computer interface for sat nav and various functions is excellent and very user friendly, far better than my wife's BMW X1 which is a nightmare. The audio isn't too bad either. The controls are nice and simple. There are a few downsides. The seats are not very comfortable and I need a cushion for extra lumbar otherwise I can hardly walk after long journeys. There were some trim issues which were fixed under the guarantee. The main problem is the fuel consumption which is even worse than it says on trip computer. Only on motorways do I get more than 34mpg. If I treat the accelerator like egg shells on B roads I cannot improve this figure. I am a company car driver and this is just unacceptable. I still love the car for all that

  • 2.2D 190 SE 4dr

    Roland Grant , Middx . Date: 15/01/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    My current BMW 525D (6 cyl) is due for replacement and I had the XF 2.2D 190 for a 2 day trial recently.

    No doubt about it, the XF is a lovely sports saloon with a very crisp sports biased chasis and an exceptionally smooth high speed ride. Low speed ride is too firm and jiggly to be truly comfortable - but not disasterous by any stretch.

    Downsides? Laggy pick - up; The turbo and gearbox take a while to wind up and get going. This is very noticeable especially since the gearbox always wants to be in the highest available gear at all time, adding to the kick down 'lag'. When accelerating the engine is noisy and this unfortunate soundtrack doesn't really go with the rest of the car.

    I also find the BM's 'I drive' to be safer and easier to use than the Jag's touch screen equivalent.

    If you haven't driven the equivalent BM the Jag is very impressive - just bear in kind that kind of chasis is poorly served by the XF's engine and gearbox.

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