Since 2008, Jaguar has used the XF as the entry level model. However, with the launch of the smaller version, the Jaguar XE, the Jaguar XF was moved into a new section, giving the company the option to reshape the premium executive saloon version.
And the 2015 version remains one of the best on the market, despite the growing competition from companies such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi.
The 2015 XF remains a light vehicle, with the same aluminum underpinnings that the company used for the XE. The move allows the 2015 Jaguar XF to weigh 190kg less than the previous version of the car. Even though the model is smaller than the previous editions, there is more space inside, thanks to the styling changes that are minimal, but significant.
In the exterior, Jaguar has changed the front grille, making it more sporty and stylish, while the rear lights have undergone a cosmetic surgery and now resemble the ones of the F-Type sports car. Those small but significant changes give the 2015 Jaguar XF a distinctive appearance.
Under the hood, the company has made changes to the diesel engines. The company has placed a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that gives the Jaguar more power and efficiency. The 2015 XF is also available with a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged engine and a tweaked version of the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine.
The 3.0-liter V6 engine might end up to be the best choice, as it produces 296hp and is one of the most powerful diesel sedan engines on the market. The 3.0 V6 turbocharged engine helps the Jaguar sprint from 0 to 60mph in just 5.8 seconds. Considering the fact that the 2015 XF is a saloon model, not a sports car, that is impressive.
The engine is enriched with an automatic transmission gearbox that offers sport and normal driving models. The sport driving model allows the Jaguar XF to stay within the lower gears for longer periods of time. The versatility of the driving modes is what is most impressive with the Jaguar XF, as you are getting a car that is sporty, but also practical, relaxing and easy to drive on the motorway.
One of the best bits of the XF is its steering. It’s very well weighted and accurate, allowing the XF to mask its large size and handle with an agility more akin to the smaller XE.
Inside, the 2015 Jaguar XF offers all the goodies of a more expensive and luxury vehicle. The dial controller is located in the gearbox along with new, 8 inches display that can be used for controlling navigation and info. The display can be upgraded to a 10.2 inches touchscreen, but that will cost more. Those who want to pay extra can also get a 12.3 inches digital instrument cluster that can be customized to serve the needs of any driver.
As we mentioned, the 2015 XF offers more room inside. For comparison, the car leg room offers 3mm more leg room than the BMW 5 series. Both the driver and the front passenger can sit comfortably, without tradeoff for space for the passengers in the back.
The 2015 Jaguar XF starts at $50,460, and while it is more expensive than the BMW 5, and less premium than the Audi A6, it still offers the best driving experience thanks to the mix of sport, luxury and saloon driving.