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New Jaguar XF 2.0 review

The new Jaguar XF 2.0 all the right boxes. Photo

Alistair Kennedy road and reviews the Jaguar XF 2.0 with fuel economy and verdict.

Jaguar is now owned by the Indian Tata Motors, the change of hasn’t affected the very of its vehicles. Back in the 50s and 60s Jaguar the slogan “Grace, Space and and while there may be question around the rear seat in the XF there’s no argument about the two.

Jaguar XF 2.0 comes in two Luxury and Premium Luxury. As as the standard safety features airbags, enhanced ABS brakes and electronic stability program) the XF comes with front and parking sensors, brake pad indicator, xenon headlamps LED daytime running lights and windscreen wipers and semi-adjustable front seats.

For an extra $6510 the Premium adds 18-inch alloy (17-inch in the Luxury), reversing folding side mirrors, leather trim and fully-adjustable front seats. Both come with an alloy saver spare wheel.

And there’s the pricing. When the models in the XF range arrived in 2008 every one had a six-figure tag. At $68,900 the new XF 2.0 is not only one-third cheaper than it’s also about below the corresponding entry-level from Audi (A6), BMW and Mercedes-Benz (E-Class).

Jaguar’s 2013 model upgrade also included the of a new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine that all five Jaguar XF now have some type of induction. Completing the ticking of the price of the XF 2.0 Luxury, at $68,900, is over $20,000 below of the equivalent 3.0.

Such been the advances in engine in recent years that, having a capacity around smaller, the new XF 2.0 produces both power (177 kW compared to 172 kW) and (340 Nm versus 284 Nm) outputs the outgoing naturally-aspirated V6.

At the same fuel consumption drops 10.5 litres per 100 km to 8.9 L/100 km, and from 249 to 207 grams of carbon per kilometre.

Although it’s tuned the engine is the same as that in the Falcon EcoBoost that took out the Australia’s Best Car for Large Cars Under It’s also used in the Mondeo, Range Rover and Land Rover Freelander. In the it gets the added advantage of mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic now standard across the XF range.

certainly a gracefulness about the XF sets it apart from its competitors, both on the outside and Its renowned designer, Ian Callum, has to combine a contemporary appearance losing the traditional Jaguar demanded by potential buyers.

So there’s a large radiator circular headlights that are into the bonnet, swooping and a cat-like rear end. We love the elegant simplicity of the interior that includes air and a mouse-like gear selector retract when the engine is off.

There’s plenty of for front seat occupants, a surprising amount of headroom. aren’t so good for those in the seats with minimal when the front seats are at limit. Headroom does but wasn’t as restricted as we expected.

We able to drive both the and Premium Luxury versions of the XF 2.0 from Sydney to the Central on a mix of motorway, urban and rural Such was the smoothness and refinement the new engine that it was easy to that it only had four There is just a touch of lag but no more than in its competitors.

We love the firmer ride of the XF and the extra feel for the road it provided once we hit the back yet it’s had little or no affect on and absorbed the occasional pothole causing any wincing from the Even with the four-cylinder this very affordable has all the hallmarks of an excellent long-distance

While the route chosen for the was fairly benign there enough hills and bends to that the big Jag to be nicely balanced responsive steering.

The new Jaguar XF 2.0 all the right boxes.

2013 XF 2.0

Price: from $68,900

3 years, 100,000km

Economy: 207 g/km CO2

Transmission . eight-speed RWD

Dimensions: 4961mm (L); (W); 1460mm (H); (WB)

The complete 2013 MY XF range is:

XF 2.0 Petrol Luxury:

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