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2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: Favorite Trip Computer Display

May 16, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

I don't find the instrument panel in our long-term 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged unattractive. It looks nice enough. But the digits and markings are small. So whenever I get into the XF, the first change* I make is to the trip computer: I scroll past the default odometer /Trip A display and select the digital speedometer display.

It's there under the digitized analog clock display, and it's not large. But for me, this digital speed readout is a less taxing way to monitor my rate of travel and I'm glad it's an option.

*The second change I make is to change the clock to 24-hour time, because that's the way it should be.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 22,456 miles


  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    I just had a mental picture of all the writers and editors taking time to change every setting of each car to exactly suit their preferences, only to have the next one to take the car out do the exact same thing, ad nauseam.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Less taxing than to read the tiny digital speedo than the giant analog one on the left?

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    The problem with the speedo isn't just that it's too small, it's also that the range is too compressed. It's marked to 190 mph. The useful portion of that range on public roads in the US is less than half that. And the needle's full sweep is a bit less than 3/4 of the circle to start with. 0-65mph is less than 90 degrees of arc.

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