The 2015 Jaguar XF is a competent midsize luxury sedan that tries to take on giants like the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It succeeds on that front only partially since it doesn’t offer the same level of luxury as those two, but it does come with a set of very impressive engines.
The 2015 Jaguar XF is a midsize luxury sedan that aims to compete against the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Does it pull that off? In general, yes, though we would still recommend getting those two over this one, simply because they have more class and less posturing. That being said, it is a very decent car underneath its body styling, so if you like the look and feel of the XF, then there’s no reason to ignore it in favour of the BMWs and Mercedeses.
On the outside, the 2015 XF offers an aggressive stance that’s backed by a sleek and aerodynamic body and swept back coupe-like roof. As in many luxury vehicles, its detailing restrained, which means that nothing pops out for no apparent reason. The headlights' LED strings, front fender vents and the chrome rear-hatch bar all blend with the rest of the body as if they should. There are quite a few cosmetic and functional exterior upgrades on offer too, such as a black trim package, front and rear spoilers as well as 19- or 20-inch wheels.
On the inside, the new Jaguar XF has a spacious and luxurious cabin, with high-quality leather covers for all five seats and superb materials that are put together in a very precise manner. The front seats bear an ergonomic design, delivering amazing support for individuals of all sizes. However, if you’re six feet tall, you find that the rear-seat headroom is a bit lacking to the coupe-like curvature of the roof. Still, the instrumentation at the front is well-designed, which makes it easy to understand and operate. However, operating the touchscreen climate-control functions can sometimes be a bit of a pain, so be warned! Other than that, the interior is very good – though we still prefer the spaciousness and breadth of features found in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or BMW 5-Series.
Under the hood, 2015 Jaguar XF can get one out of five powertrains. If you don’t want to pay too much for your Jaguar, you can settle for the standard 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, which can produce 240 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Want more juice? Then pick the 3.0-litre supercharged V6, which can yield 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The other three engines on the table are all supercharged V8s. The weakest of them will give you 470 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque, while the most powerful one can pump out 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The mid-tier one provides 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Sadly, all five engines can only be combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, so if you want to switch your gears automatically – too bad!
Overall, the 2015 Jaguar XF is a more than decent vehicle, and for a price of $53,500, it better be! However, its ultimate focus is what’s under the hood, then what’s in the cabin. So, if you’re shopping for something a little more versatile, consider checking out similarly priced vehicles from Mercedes or BMW.
2015 Jaguar XF
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Rating: 8.4 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|Base||$53,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Base AWD||$61,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Luxury||$56,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Luxury AWD||$67,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport AWD||$69,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|XFR||$88,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|XFR-S||$104,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Fuel Type||Premium Unleaded|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
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The 2015 Jaguar XF offers a selection of five powertrains under its hood – which remain virtually unchanged since last year. There’s a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, which can produce 240 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque, which is the base engine. Next up is the 3.0-litre supercharged V6, which will give you 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The other three engines are all supercharged V8s. The weakest of those three can produce 470 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque, while the most powerful one can pump out 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The mid-tier one provides 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. All five can only be combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
The 2015 Jaguar XF provides an airy, upscale sedan cabin, where rich leather covers all five seats and high-quality materials are arranged with remarkable precision. The ergonomically designed front seats deliver ample support for occupants of all sizes, though 6-footers will find rear-seat headroom slightly restricted by the aggressive curvature of the roof. Instrumentation is sharp and legible, but operating the touch-screen climate-control functions can be cumbersome.
Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.
The 2015 Jaguar XF has plenty of safety features to make you feel as safe as you can, while speeding along a highway. You’ll find standard features like anti-lock brakes, stability control, pretentions, anti-whiplash as well as front-impact, side-impact and overhead airbags. There’s also a security system that can anticipate and detect break-ins as well as disable ignition to prevent the engine from starting.