As with the saloon, interior space is one of the XF Sportbrake’s strongest assets. Up front, two tall adults are able to stretch out, thanks to copious leg and head room – even if it is slightly less cavernous than the 5 Series Touring.
In the rear, both head and leg room are good enough for 6ft-tall adults to sit behind similarly-sized folk in the front – even with the optional panoramic roof fitted. If you want even more space, the Volvo V90 is more capacious, but the XF Sportbrake offers a touch more knee room and foot space under the front seats than the 5 Series Touring.
In terms of boot space, the XF Sportbrake loses out to the E-Class Estate by quite some margin. Its load bay is also smaller than the 5 Series Touring's although larger than the V90's. The XF Sportbrake’s 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats lie completely flat when folded down, resulting in a long, well-shaped extended boot that Jaguar claims can take a decent-sized fridge-freezer.