2012 The Jaguar XF, what car reviews, 2012 The Jaguar XF ranks 1 out of 13 luxury large cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 47 published reviews and test drives of the Jaguar XF, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
with an updated look, an interior filled with high-tech toys and standard V8 power, the 2012 Jaguar XF offers impressive performance, but lacks the comfort of some competing luxury large cars.
2012 The Jaguar XF specs
The Jaguar XF is available in four trim levels: base, Portfolio, Supercharged and XFR. Both base and Portfolio trims receive a 385-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, while the Supercharged and the XFR offer 470 and 510 horsepower, respectively, with the help of a supercharger and the same 5.0-liter V8.
All XF models come standard with a 7-inch touch screen display which controls audio, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, climate control and navigation. Rear parking sensors, heated front seats and push-button ignition also come standard. Portfolio, Supercharged and XFR trims also come equipped with larger wheels, front parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, a backup camera and an upgraded, suede-like headliner
The XF performance is very good, More high-performance sedan than luxury cruiser, the 2012 Jaguar XF offers nimble handling and standard V8 power that sets it apart from other lluxury large cars. Still, you can’t get the XF with all-wheel drive, which is an available option on much of the competition.
The XF interior is good, Unique features such as a start button that pulsates red, vents that rotate open and a gear selector that rises from the center console on start-up give the 2012 Jaguar XF a high-tech feel that many rivals can’t match. Still, the XF loses points for its sluggish multi-media interface and lack of rear seat leg room.
The XF exterior is good too, the XF is a clear departure from previous design cues. For 2012, Jaguar has upped the ante with small updates that make the XF look more like its big brother, the jaguar JX. The grill sports a more upright design, while head lights and tail lights have been reworked, giving the XF a sleeker and more aggressive look. Reviewers love the updates, especially since the XF boasts sportier sheet metal than many of its luxury large car rivals.
2012 The Jaguar XF price
Base models start at $53,000, while Portfolio models add $6,000 to the price tag. Opt for a supercharged powerplant, and the price will jump to roughly $68,000 for an XF Supercharged or $82,000 for an XFR.