2013 Jaguar XF 3.0L AWD Review: Car Reviews

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4. Pricing at $53,000 and climbs to $76,825 loaded.

Has Jaguar finally it, or can the hefty XF deliver the same as the independently breathing 5.0-liter V8

WINTER READY, DISAPPOINTINGLY

People who live in cold like all-wheel drive cars. Given the success its Rover brand cousins it’s hard to wonder took so long for Jaguar to that out.

Regardless, the drive XF can only come one engine: the 3.0-liter supercharged six for 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, which the car to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. Jaguar claims the car manage 16 mpg in the city, 25 on the highway or an 19. Those numbers are helped in part by a new eight-speed automatic but the car still fell short of its EPA estimates.

Even with long stints, the computer reported an 16 mpg.

You give up Jaguar’s V8 in favor of a more subdued-sounding but the company swears this is a V8 replacement. Perhaps so, but peak doesn’t kick in until rpm, and the car’s automatic frequently feels hesitant to the low-down lurch associated a blower.

That is, unless you the checkered flag button the drive mode selection Doing that puts the XF “Dynamic” mode, which access to the car’s full

The suspension, steering and throttle all on a new demeanor more prone to limits. Corners feel the wheel grows heavy and of the throttle lag disappears.

Power still feels delayed at but the wait is never long and any about the car’s ability to speed disappear. Squeeze the and the engine launches you forward purpose.

Still, the six-cylinder feels out of as the tach nears its peak, and hard not to look wistfully at year’s base V8. It boasted 45 hp and 38 lb-ft of torque.

What more is that the all-wheel six-cylinder actually weighs 67 lbs than the old rear-drive V8 model. The difference is further underscored by year’s weaker engine.

again, the drawbacks are outweighed by the that up to 50 percent of the power can to the front wheels, which make all the difference in slippery

REGAL BODY STYLE AN CATCHER

Jaguar refreshed the XF year, and nothing aside badging to denote the different has changed since then. The drive six-cylinder model with standard 19-inch while its more powerful are all sold with 20-inch

It might come as a surprise, but the wheels do a splendid job of filling wells. Besides, sticking to the equipment will save you on tires down the road.

it’s because fewer choose a Jag over the Germans, but the XF a certain distinction that a Audi or Mercedes doesn’t. clean lines and muscular are unassuming, while the “bright grille is just ornamental to draw pedestrian glances seeming garish.

SUMPTUOUS STANDARD

Hopefully this without saying, but Jaguar luxury interiors like knew cigars. Carbon inlays are available, but the elemental seems nothing short of in the XF’s cabin.

Satin and aluminum are the base car’s cabin appointments. Leather is also standard, although it the rich texture you would for on a car that climbs close to with the most expensive chosen. The car doesn’t need to be expensive, with a starting of $53,000.

Then again, some of the are pretty appealing if you can afford

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For example, the cold weather costs $700 and adds a steering wheel and windshield. For you’ll get the “sport portfolio which is the most expensive box to It adds 20-inch wheels, a new and front bumper and trunk

Jaguar knows its buyers are willing to pay extra premiums for features, which means you can to pay more for keyless entry, spot monitoring and automatically exterior mirrors, all of which under the $2,500 “convenience

Even as the base model, the XF a luxury-rich cabin thanks to the use of and aluminum, but there’s one option car isn’t the same without: the cloth headliner. It soaks up and transforms the car from so-so to so

At least that’s true if on the shorter side of the stature With 37.1 inches of the XF offers a full two inches of clearance than the BMW 5 Series. goes up by half an inch in the but is still bested by its Bimmer Legroom is another story.

In front, the car offers 41.5 which is on part with in the segment, and 36.6 in the rear to BMW.

TECH SYSTEM OK

Jaguar seems to be in something of a phase with technology. LCD are making their way into the cluster, but the brand hasn’t making it look good, is frustrating.

As you switch between modes, the panel between the and tachometer will shift in kind. Those transitions are and the graphics look pixilated, makes it hard not to ask how a company builds such pleasant can approve such an ugly display.

But it isn’t all bad news on the front. Jaguar-Land Rover’s screen telematics system is and easy to use. A straightforward asks you to touch whichever you would like to manipulate and in-depth controls will

THE VERDICT

Jaguar took its sedan in a mainstream direction year. All-wheel drive, the new and transmission options are all meant to the car more marketable.

Unfortunately, the six cylinder lacks the visceral of its 5.0-liter V8 predecessor. While the output might leave you more, there’s no arguing how smooth the blown six feels.

The products frequently fall to the of major reliability ratings, is also something to consider buying.

Lease it (as many buyers do), and you’ll free from the German car routine without worrying whether or not you’ve bought a big money pit. With worries alleviated, you’ll be thrilled by how this alternative to luxury feels.

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