Buyer's Guide

2022 Jaguar Xf
Select a Different Model (3 Available): P250 S Sedan
Fuel Economy $ 25 / 33 mpg
Horsepower 247@5,500
Torque 269@1,200
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  • Balanced, joyful handling
  • Elegant styling
  • Responsive infotainment display


  • No six-cylinder or hybrid option
  • Rides stiff for a luxury car
  • Unimpressive acceleration

If you're looking for a sport sedan from Jaguar, the XF is now your only option. Jag introduced the second-gen model for 2016 and gave it a midcycle face-lift last year that included tweaked styling and a new infotainment suite. Considering last year's update, we're not surprised to see no changes for 2022. The XF competes with other midsize luxury sedans such as the Genesis G80, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

What We Think

The XF is overflowing with English luxury charm, even if it isn't as well rounded as some of its competitors. Just look at the thing; its simple, elegant sheetmetal and sporty stance are fitting of a Jaguar. Testing a 2021 XF R-Dynamic, we were fans of its smooth if firm ride and crisp cornering, but the uncooperative eight-speed auto and underwhelming acceleration left us wanting more. 

With the 2021 update, the cabin is better than ever. The interior feels streamlined and higher quality than before, and the new infotainment system is responsive and visually engaging. It's a marked improvement over the system in the pre-refresh vehicle.

The XF isn't our favorite midsize luxury sedan, but it's a compelling alternative to the more common BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class. For those who prioritize style and handling, the XF is a solid pick.

Performance and Efficiency

Although it was previously offered with a supercharged V-6, the XF is now exclusively available with a 2.0-liter turbo-four mated to an eight-speed automatic. In RWD and AWD 25t variants, it produces 247 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, but if you go for the AWD-only 30t engine, it'll kick out 296 hp and 295 lb-ft.

Jag's estimates peg the 25t XF reaching 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and the 30t model doing so in 5.7, but our testing revealed even the more powerful XF only makes it to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Fuel economy figures read 22-23/30-33 mpg city/highway.

Safety Ratings and Features

Jaguar throws in a few active safety features as standard. Automatic emergency braking and a 360-degree camera system are included on all trims, and well-equipped examples feature blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, and driver condition monitoring. The XF hasn't been evaluated by the IIHS or the NHTSA.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

Inside, the XF is on the larger side of the segment. It offers more rear-seat legroom than either the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the BMW 5 Series. Although trunk space trails the exceptionally roomy BMW, it's significantly more than that of the E-Class.

Legroom (front/rear) Cargo Space
2022 Jaguar XF 41.5/37.2 inches 17.8 cubic feet
2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 41.7/36.2 inches 13.1 cubic feet
2022 BMW 5 Series 41.4/36.5 inches 18.7 cubic feet


Part of last year's update was a new infotainment setup, which means all XF trims now include an 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Jaguar is generous in providing a 12-speaker Meridian premium audio system on all models.

Remember the XFR-S?

Not long ago, Jaguar was interested in producing an XF much more powerful than any turbocharged four-cylinder. Jag introduced the XFR-S for the 2014 model year as a big-winged brute powered by a 550-hp supercharged V-8. Sticker price was nearly $100,000, and we pine for the days when the German super sedans had more competition.

Recommended Trim

We would go big and splurge a bit for the XF P300 R-Dynamic SE. The top-spec XF is only about $6,000 more than the base car, starting around $50,000, and it offers sharper styling, stylish 19-inch wheels, and additional interior flourishes as well as the more powerful four-cylinder engine. 

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Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
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