The OSV 5 Point Jaguar XF Review

Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel Luxury

Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel Luxury 163

The Jaguar XF had been long due a facelift, which finally came in 2011. Jaguar has worked hard to add some extra features to the XF model. Here are some of them.

Jaguar XF at a Glance

The Jaguar XF was launched in 2008 and it underwent a major facelift in 2011.The new model includes a four cylinder 2.2-litre diesel engine in the line-up. The company continued to improve its model, by adding a Sportbrake, a cleaner 3.0-litre option.


The financial problems that caused panic in 2008, when the market had almost collapsed, cost Jaguar a lot. The first model was generally ignored by the public in favour of the powerful European brands such as Audi, Mercedes, or BMW. The first version had a few problems, such as missing the estate Bodystyle and a four cylinder diesel. These problems were solved in 2011, when the facelift of the car was completed. Other issues were resolved by adding a 3.0-litre petrol unit, which helped to reduce the emissions of the vehicle.

Driving the Jaguar XF

Immediately after it was launched, the new model from Jaguar set some new standards when it came to handling and riding. One can choose from 163 or 200PS for the four cylinder 2.2-litre or the model with 240 and 275PS for the 3.0-litre diesel.

Even if almost all consumers are choosing the diesel engine, there is an option for those searching for more power, generated by the 3.0-litre S/C petrol unit with its 340PS. The new basic model is capable to top its watch at 9.8 seconds. However, if one would like to purchase the 200PS version, they will quickly notice that this is just as economical and Eco friendly as the basic model. This model can jump to the 100 km/h speed (or 60 mph) in only 8.5 seconds and can send the car to a maximum of 142mph.

For improving its aerodynamics, Jaguar modified the wing mirrors and improved the sound of the motor, in order to create a better experience while you are driving at high speeds.

Design and Build

The 2011 facelift improved the loading capacity to 1675 litres and when you look inside, you can notice there is almost nothing to improve. The auto gear is located in the right position, just next to the driver hand and the 7-inch touch screen has incorporated many functions, being very easy to use. The inside leather has a nice colour, the wood veneers are bold and the exterior lines are pure and clean.

Options and Prices

The Jaguar XF has a price that ranges between £30,000 and £50,000. The model is a direct competition to the Audi A6, which is overall smaller and has a less powerful engine.

There are several versions of the Jaguar XF on the market, including the SE, Luxury, Premium Luxury, Portfolio and range-topping R derivative. The 200PS 2.2-litre diesel model for example has a consumption of 55.4mpg and returns only 139g/km of CO2.

We have many different lease options for the Jaguar XF so we can be sure to get you the right price, whether it is business or personal contract hire or cash purchase. If the XF doesn’t seem for you we supply all makes and models. Call 0844 686 4000

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Andrew Kirkley
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  • 2nd August 2013

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