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Jaguar XF

The most emotional mid-size luxury sedan gets a dose of practicality.

The XF has always been one of the more appealing vehicles in its segment, but its V-8-only lineup has limited sales. That changes for 2013 with two new engine options, a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. The latter can be paired with all-wheel drive, another first for the XF. The four-cylinder is essentially the same Ford-sourced, 240-hp engine used in the Range Rover Evoque. It’s an excellent engine and works well with the eight-speed automatic (now standard in all XFs). The supercharged 340-hp V-6 is new for Jaguar. Its immediate, strong thrust and smooth character remind us of Audi’s highly regarded engine of the same displacement. The V-6 effectively replaces the XF’s normally aspirated V-8, but buyers who want that throaty growl still have two supercharged V-8s to choose from, topping out with the 510-hp unit in the XFR. In any form, the XF steers and handles like a much smaller car, and yet it rides better than many of its competitors. Meanwhile, Jaguar has addressed many of the flaws that held back the XF when it debuted in 2009. The touch-screen infotainment system is quicker. The once generic front fascia is now more aggressive and distinctive. Most important, Jaguar seems to have addressed the car’s early quality issues.

COMPETITORS

Audi A6

BMW 5-series

Infiniti M56

Mercedes-Benz E-class

new for 2013

The addition of a four-cylinder and a V-6 to the engine lineup mean the 2013 XF is more affordable and more efficient. All-wheel drive, available only with the V-6, is an option for the first time. A new eight-speed automatic replaces the old six-speed across the line. The V-6 and the V-8 incorporate auto stop/start to improve efficiency.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and tire-pressure monitoring are standard.

MPG

CITY 15–19

HWY 23–29

(est.)

PRO

Engaging to drive

More distinctive exterior

Warm interior

CON

V-8 is still thirsty

Finicky interior controls

Base Price Range: $47,850–$84,075

SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVE: Rear-wheel, 4-wheel

TRIM LEVELS: XF 2.0, XF 3.0, XF 3.0 AWD, XF Supercharged, XFR

BODY STYLE: Sedan, 5-passenger

ENGINES: 2.0L turbocharged I-4, 240 hp, 251 lb-ft

3.0L supercharged V-6, 340 hp, 332 lb-ft

5.0L supercharged V-8, 470/510 hp, 424/461 lb-ft

TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic

PASSENGER VOLUME: 95.0 cu ft

CARGO SPACE: 17.7 cu ft

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