(4.3) 14 reviews
MSRP: $12,386$38,646
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 18-19
Engine: 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2012 Jaguar XF

Our Take on the 2012 Jaguar XF

Our Take

The XF is Jaguar's entrant in the luxury sport sedan segment, and it's undergone a styling makeover for the 2012 model year, with the focus being the car's headlights. A high-performance XFR version is offered.  Competing models in size and/or price include the Audi A6, BMW 5... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Poor reliability ratings
  • Tight backseat legroom
  • A few low-rent cabin fixtures
  • Some road and wind noise

Notable Features

  • New front-end styling
  • Two available supercharged V-8s
  • XFR performance version
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Available blind spot warning system

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.