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The Top Gear car review:Jaguar XF

Overall verdict
A good car in a class of great ones


Ride and handling are sublime, makes a strong rational case for itself


Interior not quite as special as it could be


What is it?

The Jaguar XF is a heartland car, the upper-medium aspirational ‘executive’ saloon having been core to the company’s brand since the days of black and white TV. Its predecessor ushered in a new look for Jaguar but had old S-type bits underneath. This one has an all-new, aluminium-intensive chassis, new engines, and enough computer firepower to outwit an Airbus A380. Its cab-back design and tight front and rear overhangs are visual highlights, although it does look suspiciously similar to the smaller, cheaper XE.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0i [300] Portfolio 4dr Auto AWD
5.9s 171g/km 37.7 300 £47,530
The cheapest
2.0d Prestige 4dr
9.8s 124g/km 57.6 163 £34,725
The greenest
2.0d Portfolio 4dr
9.8s 124g/km 57.6 163 £38,675
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