No Gangsta Lean - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jaguar XF Long Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: No Gangsta Lean

January 11, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF

Here's a poorly lit photo — a poor photo period, actually — that offers some perspective on how far the Jag's seat does not actually recline. A subsequent photo from another angle shows it a little better. The point, however, is that you will not do the layback in the Jag. Not much anyway. No long arm reaching from beyond the B-pillar, just your Yankees cap showing over the beltline. That's not at all British and you won't be doing it in this Cat.

Meanwhile, check out the butt dimples forming in the driver's seat. Granted, I'd only removed my dumpy ass from the seat minutes before, but that leather's definitely wearing a little loose. That's some indication of how much and how fast we like this car. We've put nearly 10,000 miles on it since June, in addition to the 7,000 miles that Mike and Kurt racked up on the Alaskan round-trip.

2012 Jaguar XF

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 16,800 miles


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