The new car realm is never short on opinions, comparisons and drive tests…and the 2013 Jaguar XF seems to be getting it’s fair share of attention. If you’ve always had a longing for a luxurious Jag, but always dismissed the notion as too lofty, the big wigs at Jaguar North America have you specifically in mind.
“We needed a more affordable entry point to Jaguar, and we haven’t had a model at that price level in many, many, many years,” says Andy Goss, president and chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover North America. People think all of our cars start at $100,000. The XF helps to reposition the brand in people’s mind, showing that we can compete at different price levels.” More – Bloomberg
The Car Connection (High Gear Media) gives the Jaguar XF for 2013 an overall rating of 8.4 out of 10 “meta”.
If we had to pick a single weakness for the XF, it’s that the swoopy roofline leaves behind an especially small back seat. The XF is packaged more like a four-door coupe than a family sedan, which limits back-seat head room… More – TheCarConnection
Edmunds points out that the obvious way to affect price point of the XF and make it more accessible to the masses was to create more consumer friendly and cost effective power-train options.
If we had to pick a single weakness for the XF, it’s that the swoopy roofline leaves behind an especially small back seat. The XF is packaged more like a four-door coupe than a family sedan, which limits back-seat head room… Read More – Edmunds
Wanna take an XF for a ride? If you don’t have time just yet…or don’t want to hassle with salespeople…here’s the next best thing. Take a look at this POV test drive from Winding Road magazine!
The only free insight offered up by Consumer Reports in this pre-review…is how impressed they were with the home delivery of the new XF to the buyer/tester’s front door. That guy must not get out much. My local Honda dealer even delivers cars to buyers homes…every day. But if you want the real meat of their test drive review, you have to be a subscriber to their publication. That’s a fair trade for an unbiased assessment on a $50K purchase. More – ConsumerReports
Australia’s Motoring website says the Jaguar XF…
It might fall a little short on fuel consumption, but it’s a winner everywhere else – especially on price
US News Ranking & Reviews compares the 2013 Jaguar XF to 15 other Large Luxury cars…with a side-by-side comparison to the 2013 Infiniti M and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The 2013 Jaguar XF ranks 5 out of 15 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 53 published reviews and test drives of the Jaguar XF, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. More – US News Ranking & Reviews
Car and Driver divulges that Tata (Jaguar’s latest parent) is giving Jaguar the attention it deserves…to the tune of $2 Billion in R&D outlays over the next 5 years:
Under Tata, Jaguar is getting the attention it was denied during its stint as furniture in Ford’s living room. In the auto industry, attentiveness is fairly easily quantified, and Tata’s doting rings in at $2 billion. We’re told that’s the amount the Indian industrial conglomerate has earmarked for Jaguar R&D for each of the next five years. More – Car and Driver
Kelly Blue Book only gives the Jaguar XF a 7.2 out of 10 rating, and claims that contrary to what tradition suggests, the XF is “borderline-stiff in its ride quality.”
Tradition suggests a Jaguar will be softer and more isolated in its driving experience than other, particularly German, luxury sedans but the XF in any iteration is taut, responsive, balanced and gives good feedback through the steering and brakes. More – KBB
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