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.
This engine is powerful and quick but, like the other 2.0-litre diesels, it’s hampered by clattery engine noise and a sluggish eight-speed gearbox. It’s only available with all-wheel drive, so there’s plenty of grip, but CO2 emissions are high compared with rivals and fuel economy isn’t impressive either.
Worth considering if you need a practical car with the ability...