Used test: Porsche Panamera vs Jaguar XFR
With a new Porsche Panamera imminent, does the outgoing model make a good used buy, or is Jaguar's XFR a better four-seat performance car?...
What will they cost?
It’ll come as no surprise to learn that neither of these cars is cheap to run. Being big-engined petrols with high asking prices when they were new, they do have one big advantage to the used car buyer, though: depreciation.
Porsche Panameras start at about £25,000, which gets you a high-mileage V6 petrol model. Most buyers will, of course, be more interested in the 3.0-litre diesel model, which starts at £33,000 for a good one with reasonable mileage. An S like the one tested here, however, will cost you a little less, thanks to the thirst of the V8 engine; expect to pay £30,000 for a clean example with low mileage and a full history.
Next to this, the Jaguar XFR looks like quite a bargain. High-milers start at £15,000, but there are plenty of tidy examples with reasonable mileages to choose from for less than £20,000.
Fuelling the XFR will cost you no more than a Panamera S, with official figures putting the Porsche at 22.6mpg and the Jaguar at 22.5mpg. Similar emissions figures mean you’ll pay the same to tax both cars, too.