Jaguar XF Review

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Overview / Jaguar XF

In the past few years, the once car-heavy lineup at Jaguar xf has swiftly shifted toward crossovers, and now the 2021 XF is the brand’s only sedan—that is until the British automaker reveals the next-generation XJ, which will be an electric model.

Jaguar XF

And unlike the brand’s SUVs, the XF nameplate comes with over a decade’s worth of performance and luxury expectations. For anyone looking for a sophisticated sedan, the 2021 XF may just be the ticket. Jaguar simplified its powertrain offerings for this year, cutting the supercharged V-6.

That leaves the turbocharged four-cylinder as the only engine, which lacks the potency of six-cylinder versions of rivals such as the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-class. But the brand did add some new tech and freshened up the look. Also, it cut the price.

What’s New for 2021?

Jaguar updated its mid-size sedan and slashed prices. Unfortunately, it also removed the previously optional supercharged V-6 from the lineup, leaving the Jaguar XF with two versions of the significantly less powerful turbo four.

A reshaped front end and new wheel designs help to modernize the look. Changes inside include subtle styling tweaks and new features such as a prominent 11.4-inch curved touchscreen.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

In order to maximize the sedan’s value, we’d go with the base P250 S. We see no reason to upgrade to the more powerful engine in the P300 or add all-wheel drive.

Our preferred model comes with plenty of desirable features, including an 11.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 360-degree camera system, a 12-speaker Meridian stereo, passive hands-free entry, and wireless charging.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The XF is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that comes in two potencies. The P250 version produces 246 horsepower whereas the P300 generates 296 horses.

Both engines mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission, but only the less powerful one offers rear- or all-wheel drive. The P300 comes exclusively with all-wheel drive. While we haven’t had the opportunity to test both engines at the track, we did evaluate an older…