Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Interior space is one of the XF’s strongest assets. Two tall adults will feel cocooned by the way they sit low in relation to a high window line, but there’s actually more leg room than you’ll find in a BMW 5 Series and enough space between the driver and passenger to not get in each other’s way.
Located in front of the gear selector there is a small shelf that will take most wallets, keys or a mobile phone (and an optional wireless charging pad), while beneath the central armrest is a cubby big enough to accept a bottle of water or a small packed lunch – you’ll also find a USB, USB-C and 12V socket in there. The front door pockets will struggle to accept a large water bottle because they are rather shallow, but at least the XF’s glovebox is a better size, with room for more than just the owner's manual.
Each front seatback has a pocket and there's one in each rear door, too, although the latter is quite narrow.
Seat folding and flexibility
Just like the driver’s seat, the front passenger seat has electric height and backrest angle adjustment as standard, making it easy to fine-tune the perfect position. It even gets electrically adjustable lumbar support as standard, allowing you to fend off lower back pain on longer journeys.