2013 Jaguar XF – Review

2013 Jaguar XF – Review
15 Aug 2013

Jaguar XF 300The Jaguar XF is basically a mid-size luxury sports sedan that is loved by folks for its decent styling, high quality, refinement, speed and comfort. The car was first unveiled in 2009 to transform public thoughts and perception about the brand and to attract the younger car buyers. In just the short period of four years, Jaguar XF holds a decent place in the segment of mid-size luxury sports sedan. For the 2013, the Jaguar XF got certain significant changes in terms of Driveline choices, power choices, comfort and styling to make the car refresh and to make it more appealing and charming.

Exterior, Interior, Trims and Specification

The 2013 Jaguar XF is offered in XF 2.0, XF 3.0, XF 3.0 AWD, Performance Oriented XF SuperCharged and XFR.
The exterior look and styling of the Jaguar XF has an aggressive feel because of its sleek and aerodynamic body language, swept coupe like roofline and impressive and updated details. The exterior features LED surround bi-function HID xenon headlights moving to the front fender vents, the front is complemented with gloss-black upper and lower grille, LED daytime running lights, automatic wipers, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, chrome rear hatch bars fading up in the taillights and the car rolls out on a choice of wheel from 18 inches to 20 inches.

The interior of the 2013 Jaguar XF is also very decent and elegant that is designed to the latest standards. The cabin is a blend of latest technology, soft touch materials and improved comfort. The front and rear seats are redesigned to ensure improved support and design of the cabin. Other standard features are cruise control, 6 way power driver and passenger seats, heated mirrors, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, auto dimming rearview mirror, automatic dual zone climate control, leather upholstery and 10-speaker sound system. Moving up to the upper trims, the buyers will get certain more improved and high end interior.

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Under The Hood

The 2013 Jaguar XF lineup is powered by two new engine choices to power different trims of the lineup. The base engine is a 2.0 liter four cylinder Turbocharged that delivers 240 horsepower and 251 lb ft of torque that is mated with the all new eight speed automatic transmission box. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds and the EPA rated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
A 3.0 liter supercharged V6 that generates 340 horsepower and 322 lb ft of torque. This is the only Powertrain that is paired with AWD Drivetrain. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and the EPA rated fuel economy is 17 mpg city/28 mpg highway (rear wheel drive) and 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway (AWD). A very powerful 5.0 liter V8 is also offered to the XF supercharged model that generates 470 horsepower and 424 lb ft of torque. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is 4.5 seconds and fuel economy is 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

Safety

Standard safety features on the Jaguar XF 2013 are antilock disc brakes, front side and full length side curtain airbags, stability control and traction control.

Pricing and Availability

The 2013 Jaguar XF comes in a range of price starting from $46,975 to $83,200 and is available for sale.

Competition

The key rivals of the 2013 Jaguar XF are BMW 5-series, Audi A6, Lexus GS and Mercedes Benz E-Class.

Pros

  • Well built and decent interior
  • Sporty and responsive handling Ride quality
  • High end XFR

Cons

  • Outdated electronic features
  • Mediocre outward visibility
  • Headlight performance

The Verdict

The 2013 Jaguar XF is an updated version of the mid-size luxury sports sedan that is now offering some more improved and impressive features to the buyers.

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Bilal Amjad

Bilal Amjad is a professional content writer and learning latest web trends. I love to drive cars and happy to write on cars related topics.