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Used test: BMW 5 Series Touring vs Jaguar XF Sportbrake verdict

If you're after a plush, capable estate car for a reasonable price, look no further than used examples of these two. But which is the better buy?...

BMW 5 Series Touring vs Jaguar XF

Our Verdict

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a fine estate car especially at its attractive used price. If you're a keen driver, it'll fit you like a glove, with its strong performance and handling characteristics. 

However, most of the time, the XF is upstaged by the more polished BMW 5 Series Touring. It's a more comfortable cruiser, yet can still impress on a twisty road. Couple that with superior practicality and interior quality, and it's the easier car to use on a regular basis. The 5 Series Touring takes the cake. 

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1st – BMW 5 Series Touring

New Jaguar XF Sportbrake vs BMW 5 Series Touring

For High-quality interior; comfortable ride; more practical boot; better infotainment
Against You’ll want to find one that's had a few options added from new

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Jaguar XF Sportbrake

New Jaguar XF Sportbrake vs BMW 5 Series Touring

For Sharper handling; stronger acceleration; more rear leg room
Against Noisy engine; fiddly infotainment system; higher running costs

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: BMW 5 Series Touring 520d xDrive M Sport

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Power 187bhp
Torque 295lb ft
0-60mph 8.3sec
Top speed 137mph
Fuel economy 54.3mpg (official NEDC average)
CO2 emissions 137g/km

Specifications: Jaguar XF Sportbrake 25d AWD R-Sport

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Power 237bhp
Torque 369lb ft
0-60mph 7.5sec
Top speed 150mph
Fuel economy 48.7mpg (official NEDC average)
CO2 emissions 153g/km

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