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J.D. Power Verified Consumer Reviews (7)
Overall Rating
  4 / 5
Reliability
  3.5 / 5
Interior
  3.9 / 5
Exterior
  4.4 / 5
Driving Dynamics
  4.2 / 5

By Darrick 10/11/2017 10:55:00 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
  5 / 5
The Jaguar XF is distinguished driver's car. It has great luxury interior/exterior styling and is in a class by itself. The quiet ride is very comfortable with high performance handling. Gas mileage is good considering all the performance features. The only negative is that the remote start isn't on the key fob. It has to operated via smartphone app.
Reliability
  5 / 5
Interior
  5 / 5
Exterior
  5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
  5 / 5

By Brian 10/2/2017 6:51:00 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   2.2 / 5
This is my second Jaguar XF. I am truly disappointed in the workmanship. There are rattles in both doors. The navigation/media system constantly reboots. There is a fan/motor that mysteriously runs. The dealership has been non-responsive to concerns. Purchased vehicle for exterior styling.
Reliability
   0.5 / 5
Interior
   2.5 / 5
Exterior
   3 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   3 / 5

By Sajeeva 9/5/2017 8:11:00 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   2.8 / 5
I chose to purchase my Jaguar XF because of the brand and also because of the excellent deal I got on it. It looks great on the outside and the speed and power are awesome. The only issue that I have is that it is very poor in technology features. The Navi is basic, the phone functions don't have a speed dial feature, the buttons for driving style and other common sense features are hard to find. For example - the auto stop feature, to turn it off, the button is located near the emergency brake, which was hard to find. Overall the technology is an after thought on this car. Needs significant improvement.
Reliability
   3 / 5
Interior
   1.5 / 5
Exterior
   4 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   2.5 / 5

By Babar 8/29/2017 3:53:00 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   4.4 / 5
Faced unique electrical problems. After 3rd attempt it appears the issue is finally resolved. Bluetooth connectivity and its screen options can be improved. Indicator handle does not work smoothly when using it for left turns. Dealership cannot fix this issue. Besides these and other minor interior issues, its a good operating and fun car.
Reliability
   4 / 5
Interior
   4.5 / 5
Exterior
   4.5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   4.5 / 5

By Oleg L. 8/23/2017 9:37:00 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   4.6 / 5
Love my Jag XF. Compared it against CTS and Jag won hands down. Every single automotive review is correct - the XF has an unmatched driving dynamics and a very precise steering. The interior is very good! Seats are comfortable. The media system is a little slow, but other that this is more than adequate.
Reliability
   4 / 5
Interior
   4.5 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5

By HTMC 8/22/2017 5:21:00 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   4.5 / 5
My 2016 Jaguar XF is a great alternative to BMW's Audi's and Mercedes. Having owned several The Jag handles great, is very comfortable and has plenty of power. One other nice thing, is that there are just not as many around. The use of aluminum makes the car lighter and more agile. It is loaded with comfort, convenience and safety features. The InControl Touch Pro Infotainment system can sometimes do it's own thing. The warranty is strong....Overall, a terrific vehicle.
Reliability
   4.5 / 5
Interior
   4.5 / 5
Exterior
   4.5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   4.5 / 5

By Jeffrey 8/21/2017 5:10:00 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   4.5 / 5
Picked up a 2016 Jaguar XF Prestige AWD. Love the car, extremely comfortable. The adaptive dynamics option allows me to switch between brisk fun aggressive driving or a cushy experience. Car is extremely solid and the more I drive it the more I love it. Despite my heavy right foot I'm averaging about 28 mpg...so the range of this vehicle is fantastic. I've only had a few minor electrical glitches, all that have been taken care of by the dealer and they've provided me either Jaguars or Land Rovers as loaners while the car is in the shop. With a 5 year / 60k bumper to warranty and included service how can you not try this vehicle out. It has not disappointed and we can't wait for the J-Pace to come out so we can replace my wife's MDX. She wants a Jag now!!
Reliability
   3.5 / 5
Interior
   4.5 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5


Expert Reviews ( 1 )

2016 Jaguar XF
Sam Moses

Introduction

The all-new 2016 Jaguar XF is a luxury midsize sedan that competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, and Cadillac CTS. The first generation ran from 2009 to 2015, and was well received, often called the most beautiful in its class, but it was still a step below the Benz, BMW, Audi and Cadillac.

Like other Jaguars, in particular the F-Type sports car, the new XF is made of aluminum glued and riveted together. Strong and light, this structure enables the car to be quick and nimble. The XF weighs about 250 pounds less than before, with 50-50 balance. It supports a twin-wishbone front suspension for supple dynamics. The aluminum chassis allows other improvements, for example a roomy back seat and big trunk, in a car that’s a bit shorter than before.

The XF uses supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. It’s rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available.

There are two specs for the engine, either 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, or 380 hp with the same torque. The latter is an all-wheel-drive hot rod that can do zero to 60 in 5.0 seconds, with a top speed you can only imagine what might be, since it’s electronically cut off at a mere 155 mph. (Coming soon are a couple of four-cylinder engines, one of them a turbodiesel promising 40 highway mpg.)

Fuel economy with the standard supercharged V6 engine is an EPA-rated at 20/30 mpg City/Highway, or 24 mpg Combined. With all-wheel drive, it’s 20/28 mpg, or 23 mpg Combined.

The XF had not been crash tested when this was published, but the bonded-riveted aluminum chassis has proven to be safe. And the XF offers solid safety technology, with surround-view cameras, LED headlamps and head-up display, as well as adaptive cruise and blind-spot monitors, and autonomous braking.

Model Lineup

The 2016 Jaguar XF comes in four models: Premium ($51,900) and Prestige ($56,550) with the 340-hp engine, and R-Sport ($60,650) and S ($62,700) with 380 hp. All-wheel drive is available ($3000). (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Walkaround

All-new, the 2016 Jaguar XF is spare and elegant in appearance. The extended rectangular grille is flanked by slim headlamps that arc upward to air intakes. It looks a lot like the smaller, all-new 2017 Jaguar XE, but with a longer roofline and forward-sloped pillars, allowing a big rear window. Steep fascia slims the rear end, with twin circular taillamps.

Interior

Inside, the elegant and boat-like curve of the dashboard draws the driver in, to a display that is dominated by touchscreens to manipulate Jaguar’s new interface called InTouch. More expensive models use a TFT display behind the steering wheel, instead of gauges. The air vents are slim, in order to make room for that 10.3-inch touchscreen atop the center stack. The standard touchscreen is 8.0 inches. The upscale instrument panel is like the Range Rover’s, and hugely upgrades the infotainment system, including a WiFi hotspot in the car.

The screens are clean and rectilinear, sharing the space with spartan switches organized in small strips and clearly identified for climate and audio. It’s a blessing, as the Germans keep adding clickers and chrome to their instrument panels.

There’s lot of room inside, especially in the back seat and trunk. The Jaguar XF seats four comfortably. The trim options are broad, so you can make your British Jaguar feel German, Scandinavian, or bawdy in lipstick red leather.

Driving Impressions

We drove the Jaguar XF in Spain for hundreds of kilometers over smooth roads in the Basque country, and on the pristine Circuito de Navarra racetrack. The XF is composed and clear headed, instantly comfortable, reassuring at speed. The XF has hardcore talent glued and riveted into its aluminum. The handling is sublime, more supple and forgiving than the Cadillac CTS VSport and Audi S6 or S7.

The available adaptive suspension helps, with electronically controlled air dampers. So do the driving modes, which set the aggression level for the throttle, transmission, steering and suspension. There’s Economy, Normal, Sport and Track modes, plus Launch mode.

The new XF might be way better than before, but we still want the vivid acceleration of a V8, in the R model. We want it all. It’s not that we don’t like superchargers, whose soft whine helps hide the grotty V6 rumble. It’s a British world of noise and vibration, but neither of much, with a balance shaft in the engine and a lot of insulation to blot up the sound that’s neither evocative nor objectionable.

We also drove the upcoming turbodiesel in Spain. It’s quick enough, at 7.7 seconds to 60 mph, and the torque comes on from 1750 and 2500 rpm, but it only revs to about 4500. You have to work those paddle shifters in the 8-speed. It just doesn’t feel like a Jaguar. We wonder how it will be received.

The ZF 8-speed automatic transmission smoothly delivers almost faultless gear selection, sharp and quick in Sport mode.

The all-wheel drive is chain-driven. The traction control is novel. The stability control has torque vectoring, which brakes an inside wheel in corners for better response.

Summary

If you like touchscreens and supercharged V6 engines, the Jaguar XF brings it all, because the rest is all good, with beauty, speed, sublime handling and a spacious interior.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett. Sam Moses contributed to this report.


J.D. Power Rating
Overall Quality 2 / 5
Overall Quality - Mechanical
2 / 5
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical
3 / 5
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
2 / 5
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical
2 / 5
Overall Quality - Design
2 / 5
Powertrain Quality - Design
2 / 5
Body & Interior Quality - Design
4 / 5
Features & Accessories Quality - Design
2 / 5

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Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
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The Rest
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