What alternatives should I consider to a used Jaguar XF estate?
The BMW 5 Series Touring is the doyen of large estates. It’s comfortable and spacious, has sharp handling and offers outstanding refinement. It’s an unbeatable combination. The only thing we’d add is that it rides and handles better with the optional adaptive dampers, so if you can find a car with one of those already specified, you’d be doing very well indeed.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate beats the 5 Series Touring and the XF Sportbrake for outright space. It’s got a huge boot and, on top of that, the ride is composed and the interior is great, especially the swoopy dashboard. Countered against that, it’s not as much fun to drive as the BMW or the Jaguar.