Jaguar XF Sportbrake review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
Available colours:
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RRP £35,995What Car? Target Price from£35,643
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Introduction

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The Jaguar XF Sportbrake – on paper at least – stands a very good chance of being all the car you’ll ever need.

Yes, we know there’s no such thing as the ultimate all-round car because people have varying needs and wants. But the Sportbrake is essentially a Jaguar XF with an even bigger boot, so in theory it should give you the same luxurious interior and class-leading handling as the saloon, with extra space in the back for your dog to enjoy the experience as well.

Like the XF saloon, the Sportbrake – which, when translated out of Jaguar-speak, simply means ‘estate car’ – has been treated to a mid-life refresh. That update introduced a heavily revised interior (developed in conjunction with the F-Pace SUV), a more sophisticated 11.4in touchscreen infotainment system, a mild-hybrid diesel engine and a rationalisation of the trim line-up.

That last change was more significant than it might sound because it has had the effect of dropping the base car’s list price well below that of some important rivals: the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes E-Class Estate and Volvo V90. A bold move by Jaguar, then. 

Are the new features and general quality enough to keep the car relevant against such strong competition, though? Over the next few pages of this Jaguar XF Sportbrake review, we’ll tell you everything you need to know, from what it’s like to drive and how practical it is, to how much it will cost you to buy and run.

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At a glance

Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions29.9 - 53.7
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£2,215 / £3,349
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£4,429 / £6,697

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