Jaguar XF Review
Jaguar XF was introduced in 2007 as a replacement over the S-type which was served from year 1999. The makeovers carried out in the XF over the earlier car are worth notice and obeys the Jaguar's new design range. The car on offer has a variety of engines which ranges from 2.0-liter displacement in-line to 5.0-liter displacement V8 engines across all its variants. Futuristic features are embedded into the car making a suitable luxury cum practical vehicle; the LED lamps at the front and rear are bright and convenient while the bi-xenon headlamps are added with function to move with car's direction. Inside the car, its steering is mounted with all the controls and the Jaguar's dashboard shows off the Jaguar's classic flavor.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
In total, Jaguar XF is available in a plethora of trim levels (7 for Saloon and 6 for Sportbrake). The Jaguar XF is tested with a number of engine and they are playing well with this car. The engines' hierarchy covers the machine ranging from 2.0-litre (XF) in-line series and goes up to the bulky 5.0-litre V8 engine (XFR). The power generated by these engines fits in the range of 163 PS at 3500 rpm to 550 PS at 6500 rpm. The torque output of these vehicles is 400 Nm at 2000 rpm to 680 Nm between 2500 rpm to 5500 rpm. All the engines available are bonded with 8-speed automatic gearbox and few of the variants are running on all wheel drive system. The acceleration figures of these engines lies between 10.5 seconds and 4.6 seconds in which they catches the 100 kmph milestone from zero. The mileage acquired by them fills the gap between 20.7 kmpl and 7.1 kmpl.
The car is sensible to look at and it follows a distinct nature which makes it look apart from the other bulky vehicles from Japanese and Germans. The Bi-xenon headlamps have the unique function which senses the vehicles turning motion and deflects the light beam accordingly. It also get the headlights down when another vehicle approaches from the opposite side. The car measures the complete length as 4961 mm with 2077 mm of width and 1468 mm of height. Its wheelbase counts its unit as 2909 mm while the tyres are crafted for 18, 19 and 20 inch alloy wheels sizes.
The Jaguar XF shares its cabin design with the other vehicle's from the company. It has a bold cabin with the most futuristic gear selector dial. The design is crafted to meet the top notch quality and the other bulky famous brands are not even close the Jag's equipment level. The steering on job is judicious and not sporty; it also contains the controls for voice command, audio controls and other related equipments like climate control and a dedicated touchscreen for infotainment functionalities. However, the spacing between the switches is quite large making the switch size go small. Another flaw which this car suffers is the lack of knee and leg room. The boot space of the car can carry luggage worth 500-liters and with rear seats down and without the spare wheels, it goes upto 963-liters.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Jaguar XF is a structured over the high tensile strength steel monocoque body which ensure utmost safety. As the car is bulky and has a big size, the company would have made its structure in aluminum to ensure light weight and the steel inserts would be commanding for the strength. During the collision, the safety will be endowed from curtain, side and front airbags which are programmed to judge for the occupancy of seat and the passengers weight to deploy the airbag correctly. The automatic head restraints also bend forward during such mis happening. The car also has optimum safety apparatuses for braking and its ride is quite confident over all types of roads.
The car here is good on performance and handling. The cabin is plush and excellent to use. The engine refinement seeks a room for refinement and the emissions should be lowered down for environment.