What's the used Jaguar XF estate like?
It’s easy to forget how the original Jaguar XF executive saloon wooed us all when it was launched in 2008. Not only was its styling striking, it also rode and handled better than any Jag for a long time.
It took quite a few years before the estate version, the Sportbrake, was launched in 2012, but it was worth the wait. Be in no doubt that it puts sporty styling above outright luggage capacity; however, it still offers all the driving dynamics of its saloon sibling, as well as increased practicality, despite the inevitable weight gain.
There were five trim levels originally: SE, Luxury, Portfolio, Premium Luxury and Sport, with a range-topping S trim added later on. However, not all were sold in conjunction with every drivetrain option. Entry-level kit on SE includes stop-start, alloys, dual-zone climate control, electric seat adjustment, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear parking aid.
Whichever XF you buy, you’ll be getting a comfortable, reasonably refined and extremely stylish family estate, with good performance and economy.
Its forte is its steering and handling, which are both the equal of its rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – it’s a great car to drive. It scores top marks for safety, too. Find a good used one and you’ll be getting a well mannered and very desirable car.