Sport Mode Done Right - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Jaguar XF: Sport Mode Done Right

January 4, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF

There are many forms of the so-called "sport" button. Some are buried so as not to encourage enthusiastic driving. Others are right there on the steering wheel, but with odd markings that don't necessarily hint at what they do. On our XF, you get this button.

No words, no esoteric symbols, just a waving checkered flag that pretty much sums up its mission. Surprisingly, the XF's "Dynamic" mode isn't as comprehensive as some others in this class as it mostly adjusts the parameters of the XF's traction and stability control systems along the shift points. But it makes a difference and it's easy. Just punch the button and you're done. It even stays on after you turn off the car briefly. Such simplicity seems so obvious and yet so many others get it wrong, or simply make it too complicated. This is not one of them.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 15,950 miles

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