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2017 Jaguar XF OVERVIEW
The Jaguar XF was completely redesigned for the 2016 model year and little has changed style-wise for this year. A new four-cylinder diesel engine option is a major change and Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics (JCD) technology is now available on the entire XF lineup. The 2017 XF combines an elegant look with a sporty drive all wrapped in a luxurious interior that is packed with the latest technology to keep you connected while out on the road.
What's New for 2017
The XF keeps the sleek facelift it received in 2016. The only major changes for the 2017 model year include an all-wheel drive system that uses the F-Type all-wheel drive technology and a four-cylinder diesel engine that is a first in the U.S. market.
Choosing Your Jaguar XF
The 2017 XF also keeps the wheelbase increase that was introduced last year, which increases the interior space and maximizes leg and knee room in the rear seats. The XF sports 19 cubic feet of cargo space, not bad for a luxury sedan.
The big news for this year is the option of a four-cylinder 2-liter diesel engine that puts out 180 horsepower and will push the XF from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds. The diesel option is available in a standard rear-wheel drive version that starts at $47,450; all-wheel drive pushes the starting price up to $50,450.
Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics system is available on all trim levels and allows drivers to fine-tune the engine, gearshift, suspension and steering to their particular driving styles.
While the base models have only a couple of optional packages, the top of the line XF-S offers numerous packages that upgrade everything from the interior trim to technology upgrades that add InControl Wi-Fi to your XF.
The XF is available in five trim levels: XF, XF Premium, XF Prestige, XF-R Sport and the top of the line XF S.
While the all-wheel version of the XF adds extra traction, it also adds several hundred pounds the vehicle's weight, which can affect driving performance. If you are a driving aficionado and are looking for a sports car experience, stick to rear-wheel drive.
On the other hand, if luxury is your cup of tea, the XF Prestige offers tons of standard features (including interior mood lighting) at a pretty reasonable price.