Used Car: 2013 Jaguar XF Review
Critics said the 2013 Jaguar XF offers one of the more entertaining driving experiences in the class thanks to its athletic handling and powerful available engines.
Reviewers wrote that the base 2013 Jaguar XF’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides sufficient acceleration. This model gets an EPA-estimated 19/30 mpg city/highway, which is bad for the class and significantly less than what four-cylinder competitors like the BMW 528i and Audi A6 2.0T get. With its available supercharged V6, test drivers reported that the XF feels more potent. The XF Supercharged and high-performance XFR both have a supercharged V8, and critics agreed that they're incredibly powerful. Rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard in every XF. All-wheel drive is available on V6 models. Most automotive journalists agreed that no matter which trim you choose, the Jaguar XF’s nimble handling and responsive steering help make it one of the more fun cars to drive in the class. They added that the XF’s ride is very comfortable in the lower trims, but can be a little stiff in the Supercharged and XFR models.
According to reviewers, the 2013 Jaguar XF has a welcoming cabin with rich materials and unique features like air vents that swivel open when you turn on the car. They said the front seats are accommodating, but cautioned that the back seats lack adequate headroom for taller passengers. The XF’s 17.7-cubic-foot trunk is enormous by class standards. Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth, a USB port, a moonroof, rear parking sensors, push-button start and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Available features include ventilated front seats, navigation, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, satellite radio, a 12- or 17-speaker Meridian audio system, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. Test drivers complained that the XF’s touch-screen infotainment system complicates simple audio adjustments and is slow to respond to inputs.
Other Cars to Consider
The base 2013 Audi A6 gets significantly better fuel economy than the base XF, and reviewers said this model has plenty of power. They also liked the A6’s composed ride, nimble handling and impeccable cabin materials.
Test drivers appreciated the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class’ plush ride and roomy rear seats. The E-Class has one of the best reliability ratings in the class, and critics noted that its infotainment systems is very user-friendly.