personal review of 2017 JAG XF
just want to write a personal review of how i felt about the car incase someone is interested in buying the XF in the near future.
The jag got refreshed in 2015 and the new look came out.
The model i have is the 35T(highest spec engine i believe before the R) with r sport package.
in racing red.
i love the front because its very aggressive
rest of the car i feel nothing special about looks just like any other sedan, the previous models looked a lot better and special
now this is where the jag shines
it drives really nice IF you're looking for a sports sedan(not luxury)
handles really nice and stays planted well, little bit of body roll not much
the faster you turn the better it handles.
id say this handles better than the new 5 series
cant compare to the e class(havent driven yet)
Acceleration wise its mediocre, did some tests against my friends bmw(340i) and an audi S4
lost to both by a full car length. not so great
The interior to me again is nothing special BUT thats because im spoiled by the XJ.
the LCD gauge cluster is nice and crisp, the center screen is also decent.
quality of materials can be made better but still its decent for a mid size luxury car.
the rising gear knob is nice but the materials around it can be better. feels like a ford around those areas not a jag
in conclusion though, maybe the new bmw 5 series or the new e class are better cars than this XF.
but when you drive the jaguar there is something about these cars, you feel more connected to them. kind of got a soulful vibe(you need to drive one to understand)
and also looking how everyone and their grandmother's got a bmw these days, id much rather go for the JAGGG.