Jaguar’s XF Sportbrake strikes a convincing balance between form and function, but iffy interior quality lets it downread the full model review
R-Sport models feature all the same kit that's standard on Prestige but add front parking sensors and more aggressive styling both inside and out. This includes black detailing and bigger alloy wheels. It’s our favourite trim.
Disappointingly, the Sportbrake isn’t available with the XF saloon’s wonderful supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. Instead, petrol buyers get this 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit. Happily, it is a smooth and quiet engine and still offers relatively decent economy and CO2 emissions compared with the more powerful diesels. The fact that the eight-speed automatic gearbox sends power to the rear wheels seems only right for this ‘sporty’ choice.