2015 Jaguar XFR

Pros: Truly distinctive luxury character; fine ride and handling balance; blistering performance of supercharged V8 models; 8-speed automatic transmission; available all-wheel drive on V6 models; surprising refinement of 4-cylinder engine

Cons: Touchscreen controls are overly complicated and not always responsive; interior space is tighter than in many premium-midsize competitors, fuel economy on supercharged V8 models

CG Says: The 2015 Jaguar XF lineup gets two new trim levels—Sport and Portfolio—and most existing models get more standard equipment. The 2015 model year should be the last for the current generation XF—a redesigned model is scheduled to debut for 2016. The XF is rare among high-end premium-midsize cars in that it offers a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Many luxury shoppers won’t be able to accept the idea of a 4-cylinder XF, but those that do will be rewarded with a more affordable, more economical vehicle that doesn’t give up much in refinement to its V6 and V8 siblings. Still, the supercharged V6 models might best match the overall expectations of most buyers in this segment, and offer the bonus of available all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the supercharged-V8 models are fast, luxurious, hugely desirable high-performance sedans that sell for considerably less than the comparable BMW M5 or Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Whichever model catches your fancy, the XF has much to recommend it–including the evergreen appeal of the Jaguar brand itself.

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 2.0T Premium: $51,175
3.0 Portfolio: $57,175
3.0 Sport: $57,175
AWD 3.0 Portfolio: $59,875
AWD 3.0 Sport: $59,875
5.0 Supercharged: $70,875
XFR: $83,550
XFR-S: $99,000

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30

Optional Engine
3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
470, 510 (XFR), 550 (XFR-S)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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2015 Jaguar XFR-S