The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a very competitive luxury estate. If sharp handling is your top priority, it’s without doubt one of the most enjoyable cars in its class to drive – and it comes well equipped, too. The engines aren’t that efficient, though, and interior fit and finish isn’t a match for the likes of Audi, BMW or Mercedes.get the best price
Upgrades from Prestige spec include 18in alloy wheels (except the 2.0d 163), finer-grade Windsor leather seat trim, a digital instrument panel, keyless entry, a heated windscreen, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, power-folding door mirrors, figured ebony walnut interior trim, 10-way electrically adjustable front seats (including lumbar adjustment) and a powered tailgate.
The other petrol option is the same 2.0-litre with the wick cranked up to 296bhp. It’s comes with either rear- or (optional) four-wheel drive, and the extra power over the entry-level petrol means the 0-62mph time drops to around 6.0sec. It’s certainly quicker through the gears, but in reality feels a little lacklustre from a standstill given its claimed meaty power output, and the fuel consumption will be worse, too.
Worth considering if you need a practical car with the ability...