The 2012 Jaguar XF is a mid-size luxury sports sedan available with three different engines; a standard 5.0-liter V8 engine (385 hp/380 lb-ft of torque), optional 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine (470 hp/424 lb-ft torque), and a performance-oriented 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine (510 hp/461 lb-ft of torque). RWD paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission enables the XF to achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 23 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include LED accents, bi-function HID xenon headlamps, heated exterior mirrors, push-button start, steering-wheel mounted controls, heated/cooled seats, navigation, hands-free phone capabilities, and CD/DVD player. Safety is comprised of a protective body shell, advanced airbags, blind-spot monitor, automatic speed limiter, tire pressure monitoring, emergency brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, anti-lock braking, traction control, dynamic stability control, and cornering brake control. The XF is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The XF's trims get a little reworked. The XF now offers a base, Portfolio, Supercharged and XFR. The 2012 XF gets bi-xenon headlamps as standard equipment. The standard stereo is better than last year too, with 2 USB inputs, 10 speakers and HD radio. The optional stereo is upgraded as well. It's now a 1200-watt surround system with 17 speakers. The Sport Package, available on the Portfolio trim, adds a number of aerodynamic elements, adaptive headlamps, a rear spoiler, upgraded power-adjustable seats and a heated steering wheel. The standard stereo on the XFR has been upgraded to a 1200-watt surround stereo standard.
Blistering performance; stunning interior appointments; wide range of quality materials.
Jaguar's 2012 XF, with its sleek, coupe-like shape, sport-sedan performance and stunning interior, competes very well with sport sedans such BMW's 5-Series, the Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz' E-Class. Like other Jaguar models, the XF promises a uniquely British personality compared to other luxury cars. The high-performance XFR is a very serious performer, competing ably among world-class tuner sedans from both BMW's M division and Mercedes-Benz' AMG shop.