2015 Jaguar XF Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - October 30, 2014

The XF does a remarkable job of distilling the elegance and character of Jaguar's flagship XJ sedan down to a tidy midsize package. Like its larger stablemate, the XF starts out luxuriously equipped, and then goes on to offer an impressive array of performance upgrades.

What's New For 2015

The 3.0 Portfolio and Sport trim levels join the lineup, and the base model gains some standard equipment.

Choosing Your Jaguar XF

As expected, the XF sports a finely tailored leather interior with heated front seats, driver memory functions, and wood and aluminum trim. You also get a sunroof, keyless ignition, automatic wipers, a navigation system and a 12-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio. Safety is enhanced by a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, and front and rear parking sensors. Outside, the XF wears 18-inch wheels, xenon headlamps and LED taillights.

The base 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 240 horsepower. The available 3-liter supercharged V6 ups the ante to 340 horsepower. For performance fans, Jaguar offers a 5-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 470, 510 or 550 horsepower depending on the trim level. Four-cylinder and V8 models are rear-drive only; the V6 can be paired with all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is deployed in all XFs.

Trim levels correspondent to engine size and output:

2.0T Premium

Gets the 2-liter turbo and all the comfort and convenience features described above. The available Cold Weather package adds a heated windshield and steering wheel.

3.0 Portfolio

Comes with the supercharged V6, 19-inch wheels and optional all-wheel drive -- plus premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats with additional adjustments, adaptive headlamps with automatic high-beam control and a 17-speaker surround-sound system. The Cold Weather package remains available, although all-wheel drive models get its heated steering wheel as standard.

3.0 Sport

Priced the same as the Portfolio, but comes with its own set of upgrades: selectable driving modes, 20-inch wheels, aerodynamic body components and gloss black exterior trim. Other equipment and options mirror the Portfolio.

5.0 Supercharged

Packs the 470-horsepower supercharged V8 and performance upgrades such as an adaptive suspension, a sport differential and higher-spec tires and brakes. A power rear sunshade is also part of the deal. Nearly all other features found on the lower trims are standard here. The available Black Pack adds unique wheels, black exterior trim and red brake calipers.

XFR

Gets the 510-horsepower version of the V8 and sportier trim inside and out. Red brakes calipers are standard, and the rest of Black Pack remains optional. You can also get a Sport and Speed package with a higher top-speed limiter, a front air splitter and a rear spoiler.

XFR-S

Includes XFR's options as standard, along with the line-topping 550-horsepower V8, a sport exhaust system and specific trim details.

CarsDirect Tip

With a lineup this large, expect significant price differences between trim levels. For example, the XFR-S stickers for twice as much as the 2.0T Premium. Speaking of the 2.0T, we find its four-cylinder engine much too sedate for this class. Upgrading to just the V6 provides a dramatic boost in performance.

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