2017 Jaguar XF

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$48,250–$66,200 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2017 Jaguar XF base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-35 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    180-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Handling
  • Steering feel
  • Huge trunk
  • Safety feature adjustability

The Bad

  • View through heated windshield
  • Negligible power difference between V-6 engines
  • Driving mode controls placement
  • No manual transmission
  • Tame exhaust sound
2017 Jaguar XF exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Jaguar XF

  • New diesel four-cylinder engine available
  • Aluminum construction
  • Two supercharged V-6s available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2017 Jaguar XF Road Test

Joe Wiesenfelder

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.

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2016 about the 2016 XF. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

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 more interior space, which helps differentiate the XF from the ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews



by TQG from Beverly Hills, CA on March 12, 2018

My 3rd one Puts MBZ to shame! Better styling, better fit, better ride, better price, better value. Get complements all the time. Go for it! Read full review


2 weeks in & happy, but infotainment system bad

by 2017 Jag Owner from Texas on December 29, 2017

From a driver's perspective, quality, fit and finish, acceleration, perfect for the luxury market. What sucks is the infotainment system. The Jaguar / Landrover Incontrol system is truly bad, plus ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2017 Jaguar XF currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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