• (4.4) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $11,317$38,261
  • 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

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

2012 Jaguar XF Reviews

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I really liked the 2012 Jaguar XF. It's that simple. There's little about the luxury sport sedan that isn't wonderful, but it's not perfect (what is?); its fuel-economy numbers are low and it takes premium gas. Jaguar has created a remarkably fun-to-drive luxury car that doesn't feel or look ostentatious. The five-seater has a great price tag for all the fun and pampe... Read full review for the 2012 Jaguar XF

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by Jaguar Virgin from San Diego, CA on December 26, 2012

My wife and I had an '09 Audis S5 (mine) and 08' BMW 335 Coupe (hers) and it became time to do a refresh on the BMW. We test drove both an Audi A6 and a BMW 550. Neither excited us but we were leanin... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Jaguar XF Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Jaguar XF.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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