2009 Jaguar XF – Test drive and new car review – 2009 Jaguar XF

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Jaguar XF

The Bottom Line


trimmed interior

Innovative and electronic features

Quiet, ride

Reasonably roomy a Jaguar, that is)


doesn’t really stand out not at first glance, at least

Not all invigorating to drive

Complex controls


New mid-size sedan; replaces the S-Type

Available in Luxury, Premium and Supercharged models

Price $49,975 – $66,675

are certain bass-ackwards people who do not Jaguar to change. I am one of them.

To me, a proper Jag is long and low, has a wood-paneled interior, and breaks every fifty miles or so. So it me a while to get used to the XF, which sort of like an XK coupe to four-door size. It’s but it doesn’t make my heart go the way classic Jag sedans do.

But I do love the interior. with its of high-quality materials and details the dial-style gear selector rises out of the center console a UFO when the car is started.

The XF’s towards hard drivin’ is the Victorian attitude towards One does it if one has to, but one doesn’t enjoy it. The XF good as you start to pick up in the curves, then gives up its with alarming suddenness although by setting the electronic control system to TracDSC whatever that means, I was to flick the tail out with an flourish. (That said, I was the Premium Luxury model, is not intended for such hooliganism.) I did the XF’s smooth, comfortable and I thought it was remarkably quiet, for a European car.

And the XF is chock full of useful aids, like the Automatic Limiter function. Turn it on, up a set speed — say, 70 MPH and the XF won’t go any faster. (Flooring the overrides the system.) It’s a feature, as the XF’s V8 likes to As for fuel economy, I averaged MPG, though by setting the at 65 MPH, I was able to nurse it up the low 30s.

Overall, I liked the XF, even if too roomy and practical to fit my outdated of what a Jag should be. It didn’t break down, not even Clearly, those people at are losing their touch. Aaron Gold

Our test car was by Jaguar.

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