2012 Jaguar XF Long Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: Reliability So Far

December 18, 2012

2012 Jaguar XF

I don't see a whole lot of Jaguar XFs on the road, especially in comparison to typical midsize luxury sedan picks like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. And from a car shopping standpoint, there have been some pretty valid reasons for that in years past. But I'm glad we have this 2012 XF in the fleet as spending time with it makes me think more people would be wise to consider it.

The 2012 model received some worthwhile upgrades (refreshed styling, new seats and an updated touchscreen interface) while the 2013 Jaguar XF gets available all-wheel drive for the first time plus new, more fuel efficient engine options.

Even more important to me: while one car is by no means indicative of the whole line, it's worth noting that our long-termer has been very reliable these past six months and 15,000 miles. That's a welcome contrast to the rather poor reputation for reliability the XF earned in prior years. I had expectations for our car spending a lot of time at the Jaguar dealership, but so far that's not been the case at all.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 15,710 miles

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