Jaguar’s 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 also provides a smooth ride, decent levels of standard equipment and a range of competent engines. The engines aren’t that efficient, though, so fuel economy and CO2 emissions aren’t as good as competitors, such as the BMW 5 Series Touring, which will cost both private and business users alike. Interior fit and finish isn’t a match for Audi’s, Mercedes’ or BMW’s and, perhaps most importantly of all for an estate car, the XF Sportbrake’s boot is smaller than its rivals, too.read the full model review
Available exclusively with the range-topping V6 diesel, making S trim a very expensive choice. Standard features include heated, electric leather sports seats, 19in alloys and a more aggressive bodykit, plus all of the equipment you get on lesser XFs.
If you have the means, we would recommend opting for this range-topping V6. It is far smoother than any of the four-cylinder units and, thanks to impressive levels of low-down grunt, it can also pull up to 2000kg, which is 400kg more than both the XF saloon and F-Pace SUV can manage.