Jaguar XF
Jaguar XF

2018 Jaguar XF S sedan

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: For 2018, Jaguar XF gains a new bodystyle and engine. A station wagon badged “Sportbrake” has been added and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 247 horsepower in 20t trim or 296-hp in 25t trim is also new to the XF line. The other engine choices are a turbodiesel 180-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 380 horsepower in the S and First Edition trim levels and 340 in the 35t models. An 8-speed automatic is standard on all, and all sedan trim levels are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Sportbrake is only offered with all-wheel drive and the 380-hp supercharged V6. In addition to the expected luxury trimmings, available features include heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power-closing doors, hands-free power trunk lid, faux suede headliner, parking assist, and an adaptive damping suspension. Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. 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, 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices 25t Base sedan: $48,770
AWD 25t Base sedan: $51,770
25t Premium sedan: $50,760
AWD 25t Premium sedan: $53,760
25t Prestige sedan: $55,220
AWD 25t Prestige sedan: $61,125
25t R-Sport sedan: $59,120
AWD 25t R-Sport sedan: $62,120
30t Premium sedan: $53,760
AWD 30t Premium sedan: $56,760
30t Prestige sedan: $58,220
AWD 30t Prestige sedan: $61,220
30t R-Sport sedan: $62,120
AWD 30t R-Sport sedan: $65,120
30t Portfolio sedan: $68,420
AWD 30t Portfolio sedan: $71,420
35t Premium sedan: $54,960
AWD 35t Premium sedan: $57,960
35t Prestige sedan: $59,420
AWD 35t Prestige sedan: $62,420
35t R-Sport sedan: $63,320
AWD 35t R-Sport sedan: $66,320
35t Portfolio sedan: $69,020
AWD 35t Portfolio sedan: $72,020
S sedan: $64,860
AWD S sedan: $67,860
AWD S Sportbrake wagon: $71,445
AWD First Edition Sportbrake wagon: $73,095
20d Base sedan: $50,270
AWD 20d Base sedan: $53,270
20d Premium sedan: $52,260
AWD 20d Premium sedan: $55,260
20d Prestige sedan: $56,720
AWD 20d Prestige sedan: $59,720
20d R-Sport sedan: $60,620
AWD 20d R-Sport sedan: $63,620

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
247 (25t) 296 (30t)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
340 (35t) 380 (S, First Edition)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

HyperFocal: 0
2018 Jaguar XF S Sportwagon
Jaguar XF 20d
2018 Jaguar XF 20d sedan
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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