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Jaguar XF

(2015 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

61
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
B

Safety Rating:

63
%
C

Eco Rating:

58
%
B

Reliability Rating:

68
%
D

Running Costs:

45
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

61
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
B

Safety Rating:

63
%
C

Eco Rating:

58
%
B

Reliability Rating:

68
%
D

Running Costs:

45
%
D

Summary


The Jaguar XF is a large executive saloon and estate model, and is currently the largest saloon in the Jaguar range after the end of production of the flagship XJ range in early 2019.

The current model is the second generation, which was launched onto the UK market in the summer of 2015. Initially only available as a saloon, an estate model (called the Sportbrake) was added in 2017. Both are built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant near Birmingham in England.

The Jaguar XF has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with a New Car Expert Rating of C with a score of 62%, as of January 2024. The XF has received particular praise for its driving dynamics and generous standard equipment levels, but has been criticised for its interior quality and engine efficiency not being up to the same level as most of its major rivals.

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Key specifications


Body style: Large saloon and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £35,640 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015
Date expired: January 2022
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Adult protection: 92%
Child protection: 84%
Vulnerable road users: 80%
Safety assist: 83%

Eco rating


Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Jaguar XF has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. If the XF is selected for assessment, we will publish the results here.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Jaguar XF has a slightly higher-than-average reliability rating according to warranty claim data provided by our partner MotorEasy.

Like other saloons in the Jaguar range, the most common repair than XE owners claim for is electrical repairs, which in this case cost over £500 on average. Gearbox problems are the most costly, with an average repair fee of £1,550. Fortunately gearbox issues are rare. Engine problems are much more common, and these have an average claim cost of more than £1,250.

If you’re looking at a used Jaguar XF, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models34 mpgD30 – 35 mpgD – E
Diesel models53 mpgB47 – 57 mpgB – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models191 g/kmC182 – 213 g/kmC – D
Diesel models139 g/kmB130 – 185 g/kmA – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models34C25 – 42B – D
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£306C
Year 2£669C
Year 3£1,146C
Year 4£1,379C
Year 5£1,878C
Overall£5,378C

The Jaguar XF is a mixed bag when it comes to running costs, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel economy is disappointing for petrol models but good for diesel-engined versions. Insurance costs and maintenance expenditure are predicted to be fairly average – not cheap but not overly expensive either.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Jaguar XF has received

2021

  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Executive Car

2020

  • DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Awards – Best Used Executive Car

2018

  • SME Company Car of the Year Awards – Company Car of the Year + Large Company Car of the Year

2017

  • Auto Trader AwardsNew Car of the Year

2016

  • BBC Top Gear Awards – Best Saloon Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Executive Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Executive Car
  • DieselCar Awards – Best Executive Car
  • SME Company Car of the Year Awards – Best Director’s Company Car
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Tow Car, 1550-1699kg category

2015

  • Auto Express Awards – Design Award

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