2011 Jaguar XF

  • 2011 Jaguar XF Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      385/380
    • ENGINE
      5.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $52,500
  • 2011 Jaguar XF Premium Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      385/380
    • ENGINE
      5.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $56,500
  • 2011 Jaguar XF R Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      21
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      510/461
    • ENGINE
      5.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $79,600
  • 2011 Jaguar XF Supercharged Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      21
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      470/424
    • ENGINE
      5.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $67,600
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2011 Jaguar XF Review

Luxury sports sedan staying up to date in styling and performance

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Jaguar XF is a midsize luxury sport sedan with high-performance capabilities and tons of high tech. The XF is offered in several different configurations, including the base model with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine making 385 horsepower, while the Jaguar XFR is a sport performance vehicle with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine and 510-horsepower. Both engines are married to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Jaguar XF is loaded to the brim with exceptional materials and plenty of technology. The Premium XF car features wood veneers, contrast stitching, and deep-pile carpeting. The XFR has an edgy exterior styling and enhancements that highlight its sportiness. The safety systems are superb, but EPA fuel economy ratings are only in the 16 mph city / 23 mpg highway range.

New for 2011

For 2011, the Jaguar XF's 4.2-liter V-8 engine has been replaced with new direct-injected 5.0-liter V-8 engines that offer more power. A new high-performance XFR model has been added to the top of the line, while the Supercharged exited, only to return in late 2010 as a 2011 trim with the new 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine. A new package for the Premium trim added luxury touches, such as contrast stitching, suede headliner, a new wood veneer, and deep-pile carpets.

Essentials

Engines: 5.0L V-8, 5.0L supercharged V-8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: Base Sedan, Premium Sedan, Supercharged Sedan, R Sedan

On the Outside

The 2011 Jaguar XF is a clearly distinguishable from more conventional Jaguars by mixing classic cues with modern designs to make the sedan a stand out in the crowd. Completing the look are large, stylish wheels.

From the Inside

The Jaguar XF comes with standard leather, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and starting, a premium stereo with satellite radio and auxiliary inputs, and heated seats.

Driving Performance

The 385-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 engine on the Jaguar XF is a solid base engine. Those interested in greater power and performance prefer the 510-horsepower supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine that powers the XFR, while the returning Supercharged model offers a comfortable compromise with 470 horsepower. The 2011 Jaguar XF's six-speed automatic transmission offers several settings for various surfaces and levels of performance.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Jaguar XF includes driver and passenger front and side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Electronic aids include Stability and Traction Control, Corner Braking Control, and Emergency Brake Assist.

Gas Mileage

Base, Premium: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway
Supercharged, XFR: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Gorgeous styling
  • High tech electronic
  • Elegant interior
  • Sport handling

Minuses

  • So-so fuel economy
  • Complicated systems

Rating

Luxury sports sedan staying up to date in styling and performance

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