Interior layout

Jaguar XF Sportbrake review

Manufacturer price from:£36,545
What Car? Target Price:£33,265
Search new deals
Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Review continues below...
3 Sep 2017 06:11 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 16:48

In this review

Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Inside, the Sportbrake is typical XF, with its peak-a-boo revolving air vents, retractable rotary gear selector and phosphor blue ambient lighting. Small touches such as an optional gesture-control-operated blind for the panoramic roof add some opulence to the interior but, as with the saloon, perceived quality is still disappointingly far behind that of Audi and BMW.

An 8.0in touchscreen, DAB radio, Bluetooth and satellite navigation come as standard, as does a multi-function steering wheel. However, we would advise you to upgrade to the optional 10.2in InControl Touch Pro system. The standard unit is slow to respond and the graphics are dull, although even the upgraded system isn’t as high-resolution nor as easy to use as BMW’s iDrive or Audi’s MMI systems.

It’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel. The pedals line up neatly with the driver's seat, and if you go for the R-Sport model the sports seats are particularly comfortable, although the absence of adjustable lumbar support is disappointing.

The two entry-level trims (Prestige and R-Sport) come with an eight-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, although the seatback is electrically operated. Meanwhile, the two top trims (Portfolio and S) have a 10-way, fully electrically adjustable driver’s seat, with adjustable lumbar support as standard.

 

Jaguar XF Sportbrake
open the gallery4 Images
There are 5 trims available for the XF estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Prestige
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£33,265
Average Saving £3,280
View Trim
OUR PICK
R-Sport
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 whe...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£34,803
Average Saving £3,437
View Trim
Portfolio
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£36,437
Average Saving £3,603
View Trim
300 Sport
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£46,268
Average Saving £4,302
View Trim
S
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 bod...View trim
Fuel Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£49,144
Average Saving £4,866
View Trim