The XF is a premium product with a premium price, but it is predicted to have exceptionally strong resale values, which will keep depreciation and leasing costs to a minimum.
The 2.0-litre diesel versions have particularly low CO2 emissions, so make excellent choices for company car drivers. In fact, the entry-level 2.0d 163 is one of the lowest CO2-emitting cars in the class.
The V6 diesel is competitively efficient, but costs a lot to buy because it's available only in range-topping S trim. Meanwhile, you’ll need seriously deep pockets to run the supercharged petrol.
Jaguar XF equipment
Entry-level Prestige trim isn’t stingy on kit and is our favourite. Heated leather seats, cruise control, keyless start, automatic headlights and wipers, LED daytime running lights and rear parking sensors are all standard.
R Sport models feature all the same as Prestige cars, but also add front parking sensors and more aggressive styling – this latter including black detailing, bigger alloy wheels and a unique bodykit. It's our favourite trim.
A more luxurious choice is Portfolio, which features all the R Sport kit (minus the bodykit and sports seats), but adds a reversing camera, keyless entry, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats and an upgraded 380W sound system.
Range-topping S is available exclusively with the six-cylinder engines, so costs quite a bit to buy and isn’t really worth the outlay unless you’re after the most potent motors.
Jaguar XF reliability
It’s difficult to tell how reliable the latest XF will be, given that it’s too new to have been included in any of our reliability surveys.
However, Jaguar as a brand finished a disappointing 30th (out of 37 manufacturers) in our latest What Car? Reliability survey.
Every new Jaguar comes with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty as standard, which can be extended if you're prepared to pay a bit extra, and you can have MOT cover added, too.
Jaguar XF safety & security
Every XF gets a host of safety equipment as standard, including automatic emergency braking, a lane-departure warning system and six airbags. There’s also an optional Active Safety Pack, which adds driver-attention monitoring and a feature that warns you if another vehicle is crossing your path while you’re reversing. An alarm and engine immobiliser are on hand to deter thieves.
Indeed, security firm Thatcham has run its security test and awarded the XF full marks for its resistance to being driven away and good marks for its ability to resist a break-in in the first place. The XF also received a maximum five star rating from Euro NCAP for safety.
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Entry-level Prestige trim isn't as Spartan as you might imagine, with heated leather seats, cruise control, keyless start, emergency braking, lane-departure warning, automatic headlights and wipers, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, an 8.0in touchscreen, DAB radio and sat-nav all featuring as standard.
Our pick R Sport
R Sport models feature all the same stuff that's standard on Prestige trim, but also add front parking sensors and more aggressive styling both inside and out. This includes black detailing and bigger alloy wheels.
A luxurious choice, featuring all the equipment of the R Sport minus the bodykit and sports seats. It also gains a reversing camera, keyless entry and start, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats and an upgraded 380W sound system.
Available exclusively with the six-cylinder engines, so S trim is a very expensive choice. Standard features include heated, electric leather sports seats, 19in alloys, a more agressive bodykit and adpative suspension, plus all of the equipment you get on lesser XFs.