Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.0 P300 R-Dynamic SE 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £43,740What Car? Target Price£43,322
Review

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a very competitive luxury estate. If sharp handling is your top priority, it is, without doubt, one of the most enjoyable cars in its class to drive. While the interior isn’t quite as polished as that of an Audi A6 Avant or BMW 5 Series Touring, a competitive list price and a generous standard equipment list (which includes a rather superb infotainment system) more than make up for it.

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R-Dynamic SE trim gets the same kit as a standard SE model but black detailing, a bespoke body kit, and some sports seats inside that give it a sportier look. In other words, it’s more money for not a lot of added substance. We’d stick with standard SE.

Surprisingly, the range-topping P300, despite having significantly more power than the D200 diesel, doesn’t feel significantly quicker in most day-to-day situations. That’s because you really have to rev it out to make swift progress; peak power being made at a heady 5500rpm. And while a revvy petrol engine might sound well suited to a sports-orientated saloon, the standard fit eight-speed gearbox (fitted to all XFs) can be a bit sluggish to respond when you ask for a quick burst of acceleration, rather undermining the point of plumping for the most potent petrol.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

30.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

745

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

208

g/km

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