Executive car buyers expect impressive performance, handling, refinement, luxury and equipment as standard, and are also concerned with low running costs.
This is actually the second-generation XF, although it looks similar to its predecessor, which you can read about here.
The good news is Jaguar has succeeded in building the best handling car in the class, narrowly beating the 5 Series. And yet the XF also rides comfortably even on large wheels.
Passenger space – not usually a Jaguar strength – also impresses. However, it's not all good news, because the boot is a little awkwardly shaped and interior quality feels a little humdrum compared with an A6.
Four- and six-cylinder diesels are available, and there are also four trims to choose from. Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an XF, including the best model in the range.