2016 Jaguar XFChange Vehicle
of the 2016 Jaguar XF base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Steering feel
- Additional interior room
- Huge trunk
- Lower price
- Safety feature adjustability
- View through heated windshield
- Negligible difference in V-6 power (S vs. lower trims)
- Backseat sits closer to floor
- Driving mode controls placement
- No manual transmission
- Tame exhaust sound
- Redesigned for 2016
- All-new aluminum construction
- Two supercharged V-6s (initially)
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Rear-or-all-wheel drive
- Up to 265 pounds lighter
The verdict: The redesigned 2016 Jaguar XF's incremental changes deliver a more refined, athletic and comfortable car that's also an unlikely bargain.
Versus the competition: While its redesign doesn't blow away competitors, this 2016 midsize sedan stands out for its light weight, steering and well-executed electronics.
Where the 2015 XF offered a turbocharged four-cylinder, supercharged V-6 and a choice of supercharged V-8s, the 2016 model year starts with only a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6. The new entry-level engine, a turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder, will come later in the model year. (See the two model years compared.)
There are two main XF types: the XF 35t and the XF S. I drove both. The 35t's engine produces 340 horsepower, while the XF S has 380 hp, functions of different supercharger boost pressure. The 35t comes in Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trim levels, while the XF S stands alone. Both come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.
The XF competes with the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 535i and Cadillac CTS (see them compared side by side).
Exterior & Styling
There wasn't much wrong with the 2015 Jaguar XF midsize sedan, which might explain the mild, evolutionary approach Jaguar took in redesigning it for 2016. Without a tutor, you probably wouldn't recognize the differences in exterior styling. The 2016 has lost 0.1 inch in overall length, but the wheelbase is 2 inches longer for ... Read more
Jaguar redesigned its midsize sedan for 2016, the first major update since the car's inception for model-year 2009. The new XF's exterior styling is only mildly updated, but there's more interior room this year. We checked out the 2016 XF S.
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Anything most people would want in a luxury sedan is present in the XF. Another attraction is the you stand out because one is not seen on every corner. Many compliments will come your way. Read full review
Has a sporty drive feel when driving
Vehicle is very comfortable and the performance is outstanding. From the exterior to the interior the car looks and feels like a sporty luxury car. If your looking for an XF with all the extra ... Read full review
The 2016 Jaguar XF currently has 0 recalls