2017 Jaguar XF S

Pros: Fine mix of ride comfort and handling prowess; classy interior trimmings; distinctive luxury character; all-wheel drive available on all models; cavernous trunk; available fuel-efficient diesel engine

Cons: Some visibility issues; some testers find the exhaust note almost too subdued, given the athletic overall character

CG Says: The 2017 Jaguar XF gains a new engine choice and a lower priced base model. A new 180-horsepower turbodiesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is available in addition to a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 380 horsepower in the sporty S trim level and 340 in the Base, Premium, Prestige, and R-Sport models. Diesels are badged “20d”, while 340-hp V6s are labeled “35t”. An 8-speed automatic is standard on all, and all trim levels are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In addition to the expected luxury trimmings, available features include heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power-closing doors, power trunk lid, faux suede headliner, and an adaptive damping suspension. The new Jaguar XF makes a fine case for itself as an alternative to the usual German midsize luxury/sport sedans. Its lightweight aluminum construction makes it feel lithe and athletic from the driver’s seat, and also contributes to respectable fuel economy numbers, given the power on hand.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Base 20d: $$47,450
AWD Base 20d: $50,450
Base 35t: $50,490
AWD Base 35t: $53,490
Premium 20d: $49,550
AWD Premium 20d: $52,550
Premium 35t: $51,900
AWD Premium 35t: $54,900
Prestige 20d: $54,200
AWD Prestige 20d: $57,200
Prestige 35t: $56,550
R-Sport 20d: $58,300
AWD R-Sport 20d: $61,300
R-Sport 35t: $60,650
AWD R-Sport 35t: $63,650
S: $62,700
AWD S: $65,700

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340 (380 in S models)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
180
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
30-31
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
40-42

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2017 Jaguar XF R-Sport 35t
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2017 Jaguar XF 20d