Jaguar XF debuted in 2007, and made quite an impression on the media. It was thoroughly modern, and a real turnaround for the brand, which had us driving the Mondeo-based X-Type. The second generation, which debuted in 2015 is more of an evolution. How is Jaguar XF to drive?

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Comments

    • Andrew Eyden
      Andrew Eyden

      Series one XF any day. Jag has in my opinion became very cheap, while of course claiming it’s styling.

      about 1 month ago
    • blex
      blex

      like the ave maria part...very classy

      about 6 months ago
    • Janne Oksanen
      Janne Oksanen

      If my wife let me, the previous generation XF (X250) would be sitting in our yard as household's third car. But I'm sad to see this next generation X260 version has been watered down this much, and all the bits which made the X250 so special are now gone. I personally find Audis far too feminine, Bimmers are for former school bullies who are now white collar executives, and no one under 83 should have to drive a Merc or Volvo. ;-)

      about 6 months ago
    • Brian Keith Null
      Brian Keith Null

      I purchased a 2012 pre-owned Supercharged XF V8 Portfolio. I love the car and I had checked out the Cadillac CTS sedan and coupe. Both less than impressive. Also looked at that little car that has no right to be a Lincoln MKZ. It's a compact car and not a full size sedan (saloon) the XF is a lest a mid sized sedan and the XJ and especially the XJ L are full size sedans. Not like I have that kind of money.
      My XF has been a very reliable car with no other issues as any other car. Replaced one shredded tire and the now 6 year old battery. I previously had the Jaguar S Type 4.2 V8 for 11 years and 150k miles with no issues other than the required maintenance that would be required of any car. I think you are short changing the XF. They are amazing luxury sports cars.
      Hope one day to get the XJL. NOTHING drives like a Jag!

      about 7 months ago
    • punkyinthebrain
      punkyinthebrain

      That was a really very good review

      about 1 year ago
    • Xantias
      Xantias

      Hm. I own this car and I don’t agree very much with this review. I admit, the XF has it’s downsides: The dull and a bit outdated interior and exterior design, the fairly cheap interior with insufficient build quality, and above all the very annoying road noise coming from the tires. I tried out different makes (worst Pirelli, best Continental), but the noise on rough surfaces is still much louder than it should be. Also the infotainment system is mediocre. But the problems you mention (aerodynamic noise, ratteling engine noise) at least in my car are completely absent! The engine is very well insulated and the remaining noise coming from the engine compartment is surprisingly pleasant. Sure that your test car didn't have a mechanical problem? I also like the steering, and one of the big plus points of this car is that it feels smaller and lighter than it is.

      about 2 years ago
    • g00dfeeling
      g00dfeeling

      I want Maserati Ghibli.

      about 2 years ago
    • Chris X
      Chris X

      It seems that the majority of motoring journalist reviews on the XF, do not share the opinion as seen on this channel. The XF is known for having good ride and handling and if you want all the 'bells and whistles' for the infotainment system, then upgrade to the InControlTouch Pro with the quad core processor and 10" screen.

      With regards to the Adblue location, this is beyond nit picking. It is located where it is easy to refill, or should it be under the floor with the spare wheel?

      about 2 years ago
    • Chris X
      Chris X In reply to Chris X

      Marek Drives As I mentioned in my first comment, the majority of motoring journalists do not agree with your opinion of the XF.

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Chris X

      Let's start with ride and handling. It rides and handles OK, but the steering is on the lazy side.
      As far as infotainment system is concerned, I just got out of the new LR Discovery, which had the wide screen top line infotainment system, and basically it's the same crap on a bigger screen. Once you've tried Audi/Porsche/BMW, nothing else in this segment even comes close.
      And how about they stick Adblue filler under the filler cap? Or under the boot floor, where I don't have to look at it? C'mon, this is not a delivery van, but an 80-90 grand car.

      about 2 years ago
    • Xtype999
      Xtype999

      Great review man.. BTW love your honest review... Mercedes-Benz E class is better..

      about 2 years ago
    • Devraj Banerji
      Devraj Banerji

      great videos

      about 2 years ago
    • abdelhamid steat
      abdelhamid steat

      I'd like a skoda sorry too boring i know

      about 2 years ago
    • Alex U
      Alex U

      How do you think, is this Jag better than 3er?

      about 2 years ago
    • Alex U
      Alex U In reply to Alex U

      +Marek Drives oh I missed that :)

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Alex U

      Actually 3er competitor is Jaguar XE (https://youtu.be/SFjxdfrUWZs). 
      XF competes against 5er (https://youtu.be/wrWji6L7uwI), which is in a different league in terms of tech, comfort, dynamics. Jag has more legroom in the back though.

      about 2 years ago
    • kacabaja 52
      kacabaja 52

      Stary, nie rób tego po angielsku bo brzmi to szalenie pretensjonalnie , angole się pewnie śmieją !

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to kacabaja 52

      Niech się śmieją. Anglojęzyczne filmy na YT znacznie lepiej zarabiają.

      about 2 years ago
    • Adam Bernard
      Adam Bernard

      I want a Yugo!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Bruno Dzalto
      Bruno Dzalto

      There is snow in Poland? Here in Croatia is warm and sunny :)

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Bruno Dzalto

      It was filmed about a month ago.

      about 2 years ago
    • Eugene Tan
      Eugene Tan

      please do a review of the Volvo S90 vs its rivals!

      about 2 years ago
    • Robert Smith
      Robert Smith

      My opinion - this Jag XF is much more fun to drive than the 2016 E-class, BMW 5 F10, Audi A6 and Volvo S90...the ride is also acceptable , have tested all of them...yes same plastics are worst and the interior looks dated , but not agree with Marek about the steering...for me it is enough direct and nicer than the others...

      about 2 years ago
    • Ian Millar
      Ian Millar

      That's not Jaguar's finest styling moment. Definitely looks like saloon car styling by numbers.

      about 2 years ago
    • dalius titovas
      dalius titovas

      Hi, well let me disagree on one point - as I see, Add Blue filling placement and the small plate below te opening (for small spills) - is most convenient I have seen. In mot cars you have to dig in the low corner of the trunk to open and filing and spilling over is high probability. So I suppose petrol version is the way to go for those who spend 60K and do not want to face this knob.

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to dalius titovas

      I know in many cars the AdBlue tank is for example under the boot floor. I would think about how often you use it, and how it looks. For something you use once every couple of months it looks awful. Why not place it under the filler cap?

      about 2 years ago
    • Ivan Bogdanic
      Ivan Bogdanic

      Look it's TATA... Indian luxury car 😂😂

      about 2 years ago
    • androo4519
      androo4519

      Probably a fair review. The XF is hard to get excited about, especially when you see how Jags used to look at the start of the video. The old one looked better.

      about 2 years ago
    • Chris Dooley
      Chris Dooley

      I like jaguars understated looks but I'm just not sure about reliability and the God awful depreciation from the second I leave the lot scares me, esp for the amount of money I'd spend :/

      about 2 years ago
    • Andrej Gobec
      Andrej Gobec

      Was a fan of the original XF, this one looks like a facelift not a new model ...

      about 2 years ago
    • Jovo Nikolic
      Jovo Nikolic

      BMW best motor vehicle :) Plus... it aways makes me look at it after parking it. X factor . :) E46 coupe now.... and in 10 years from now the 4 series :) When it gets cheaper :D
      Greetings from Serbia. Great reviews. Keep up with the good work. Always be objective as you are.

      about 2 years ago
    • Sonnenschein Sommer
      Sonnenschein Sommer

      It's so sad, what the Indian Tata Motors company is making out of the former wonderful British Jaguar.

      about 2 years ago
    • Samson Okoro
      Samson Okoro

      I don't quite agree with your assertions, the only flaw this car has is the somewhat plain interior layout or design. The aim clearly by the designers is simplicity, but in my opinion it's too basic. The car you have here is lacking so much options from the full 12 inch Lcd instrument cluster to the 10 inch Infotainment system that is as good as most of the competition. I have seen a detailed review of the infotainment system, plus that of numerous German cars excluding the Porsche Panamera. I'm sure with time I'll see that as well. I don't think what's on the E class, 5 series or Audi A6 is better than what's on the infotainment screen of the Jag. This model of yours clearly has issues I.e the door closing only on the right side, have never seen or heard that complaint before. This Jaguar in my opinion is the best looking car in its class exterior wise, nothing comes close from the Germans. They just need to step up the in the interior design and add far more quality materials and they'll have a winner. It handles better than the E class and 5 series from all reviews I have seen. I hope to test the xf soon and I'll revert as I do so.

      about 2 years ago
    • tee kay
      tee kay In reply to Samson Okoro

      Samson Okoro thank you brother you have made an impact

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Samson Okoro

      As you noticed this car is very modestly specced, but it remains quite expensive. I know Jaguar gets a lot of stuff as standard, but when you run it item-by-item with Audi/BMW/Merc the price will be very similar. And then it's no longer such a bargain.


      XF was great when it came out in 2007, because it was completely different, and competitors at the time were quite old. Today it's lagging behind again.

      about 2 years ago
    • Fredrik von Werder
      Fredrik von Werder

      nice classical piano there when spinning wheels!

      about 2 years ago
    • Marko D13
      Marko D13

      Wait a minute! Did I just see you unlock the car by pulling on the handle where UK Jags have steering wheel?? LOL
      Please tell me this is not Jaguar's extreme cost cutting showing through and they didn't even bother to reprogram the door handles for int'l markets and that this is just a glitch on this particular test car?

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Marko D13

      It was the sub-zero temperatures. Probably the sensor froze. It was malfunctioning all the way through the test, and started working again, on the day I handed it back (it was above zero).

      about 2 years ago
    • Huw Williams
      Huw Williams

      I find it very disappointing that Jaguar now has such bland and cheap dashboards. I was a big fan of Jaguar interiors in the 1990's and I owned an XK8 with teal green leather and wood dashboard. Fantastic! Nowadays only the XJ has an interior worthy of the Jaguar name.

      I have just bought a Volvo XC90 Inscription. Did intend to buy a V90 or V90 Cross Country but found the roof line too low for easy exit. Looked at Jaguar and Land Rover, but the Land Rover dealer was not interested in selling me a Discovery5 and I found both the Jaguar XF and F-Pace interiors to be uninspiring. I did not go for air suspension on the Volvo but I find the standard suspension to be very good and compares well with the air fitted to a previous Q7, but without the ability to vary height of course.

      One thing that you pointed out in the video which I agree with very much and is an advantage with the Jaguar is that it starts in the same drive mode as when stopped. Hopefully that includes the stop-start, but I doubt it. The Volvo has a particularly irksome system for changing drive modes and even sport mode takes pressing, rotating a dial and pressing again, where a traditional shove of the gear lever sideways does it so much better and faster. If only the stop-start was voice activated or toggled! Changing those two issues would make my Volvo near perfect.

      about 2 years ago
    • Huw Williams
      Huw Williams In reply to Huw Williams

      +Marek Drives
      Yes, I can see the homologation issue but making sport mode, or 'active' as Volvo call it, easier to deploy using the gear lever would sort it, because stop/start is eliminated in that mode anyway. Also let the car cold start in that mode if it was used at shut-down. As well as that, or as an alternative, instead of being distracted by surfing the menu to switch the S/s off when necessary, why not allow the driver to toggle it by voice activation? That would satisfy homologation almost certainly and eliminate a regular distraction and annoyance for the drivers.

      about 2 years ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Huw Williams

      I know at some stage BMW allowed dealers to set stop/start default to off at clients' request, but that was some time ago. I recently asked about it with another brand, and they said it would void homologation.


      I agree Volvo's toggle switch for drive modes is quite irritating. I don't remember if/how stop/start performed in the Jag, because I tested it mainly in sub-zero temperatures, so engine kept running (I think).

      about 2 years ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n

      I'd think I'd buy a Volvo s90......ok v90 without question. Nice review Merek!! Always love how honest and perceptive your reviews are.

      about 2 years ago