Buyers of the second-generation XF get a choice of 340- or 380-horsepower supercharged V6 engines, each mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Torque output for each engine is 332 pound-feet. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available.
The JaguarDrive Control system offers a choice of three driving modes: Normal, Winter and Dynamic. Standard All-Surface Progress Control helps to enable smooth drive-offs on low-friction surfaces, such as snow and ice. An optional Adaptive Dynamics system uses adaptive dampers to further enhance low-speed ride comfort, as well as improve agility at higher velocities.
Headlights are flush with their surrounding panels, and include J-Blade LED daytime running lights. Adaptive full-LED headlights are optional. An all-new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features a 10.2-inch touchscreen, and it’s available with a reconfigurable 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.
Aluminum body panels are pressed from a single sheet, which not only enhances overall stiffness but eliminates visible joints. The roofline is lower than before, while the rear deck is longer and taller. A sunroof is standard. LED taillights feature the “signature” design borrowed from the Jaguar F-Type.
In the cockpit, at start-up time, a rotary gear selector again rises up from the center console. The layered instrument panel, highlighted by a signature “Riva Hoop,” continues into each door. Trim pieces are constructed of fine veneers and textured aluminum. Interiors feature a black suedecloth headliner and fluted Windsor seat upholstery.
Options include four-zone climate control, heated seats, power trunk closure, and window blinds. Rear occupants get 1.1 inches of additional headroom, compared to the previous XF sedan.
Get your price on a Jaguar XF »
Read our review on the Jaguar XF »
Prices start at $52,895, but Jaguar has not yet issued full details on trim levels and standard equipment. With only two engine possibilities, the 2016 XF appears to give prospective buyers a lot fewer basic choices to make. Many options are available, however, which means the total price can easily shoot skyward.