What alternatives should I consider to a used Jaguar XF saloon?
The most obvious alternative is the BMW 5 Series; it won our Car of the Year award in 2017 and continues to be probably the best used buy in the class for most buyers. It’s smart, classy inside, extremely comfortable and just as much fun to drive as the Jaguar XF – while also being more efficient. It’s pricier to buy, mind you.
The same can be said for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which isn’t quite such fun to drive as the Jaguar, but outpoints it with a genuinely beautiful interior that’s a joy to use. It’s more spacious, too.
Finally, there’s the Audi A6. Like-for-like examples of the XF’s era will feel a little dated by comparison, but despite this the A6 has one of the best interiors in the business. What’s more, its engines were always very efficient when new, which means even these later examples can challenge the Jaguar on efficiency.