The XF feels agile around the corners

Driving Dynamics – The XF has a very direct steering which is light at city speeds and weighs up well as the speeds gather. The steering also feels precise and makes the sedan a fun handler on the twisties. The XF feels involving to drive and with the Dynamic mode turned on, it stiffens up and offers a sporty feel. The suspension offers a cushioned ride at slow speeds and the XF remains fairly composed even at higher speeds. The ride is comfortable but the suspension thuds loudly over bad potholes. Braking performance is brilliant with very good stopping power.

Loaded to the gills with tech, the XF got a 5-star safety rating

Safety and After Sales Service – The new Jaguar XF scored full five stars at the Euro NCAP crash test. It comes loaded with safety equipment including multiple airbags for front and rear passengers, ABS, torque vectoring, dynamic stability control, engine drag torque control, etc. After sales service of Jaguar cars is satisfactory but not the best amongst its rivals as the service network across India is very limited.

If you want an engaging car to drive, the Jaguar XF is for you

Verdict – The new Jaguar XF is no doubt a significant leap over its predecessor, its evolved styling makes it look fresh and yet unmistakably a Jag while the updated cabin is not only more spacious but also more ergonomically sound, loaded with features. The party piece of this car isn’t the back bench as the Mercedes E-Class LWB takes that honour without batting an eye-lid. Instead, it’s the driving experience which is quite engaging. If you are the person who likes to take to the wheel, the petrol powered XF is the car to consider and if you want to stand out, the more economical to run diesel is also just fine, but you will have to shell a bit more for this British brute due to Jaguar’s optimistic pricing.

The Jaguar XF is a bit overpriced for the top variants

What’s Cool

* Beautiful styling with smooth lines
* Interiors are feature loaded on the top variants
* Sporty dynamics make the XF very fun to drive
* Petrol engine has awesome performance

What’s Not So Cool

* Quality on the inside could be a notch better
* Petrol top variant is pricey

Alternatives: Mercedes E-Class LWB, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Volvo S90

The diesel engine is efficient but could have had more punch

2017 Jaguar XF Specifications

* Engine: 1999cc, DOHC, 4-cyl | 1999cc, DOHC, 4-cyl
* Power: 237 HP @ 5500 RPM | 177 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 340 Nm @ 1750 RPM | 430 Nm @ 1750 RPM
* Transmission: 8-speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 7-8 km/l | 10-11 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: Double Wishbone (Front), Multi-Link (Rear)
* Tyres: 235/55/18
* Brakes: Discs (Front & Rear), ABS
* Safety: 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, ESP, Traction Control, Hill Hold

2017 Jaguar XF Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 5067 mm X 2091 mm X 1457 mm
* Wheelbase: 2967 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.74-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 74-litres | 66-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1730 kgs | 1687 – 1760 kgs

The XF competes with the E-Class, 5-Series, A6 and S90