2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: Dead Front Tires

June 7, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

We made another discovery at last week's brake pad replacement: That the inside of the Jag's front Dunlops were worn to the cords.

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

These are the original tires and we've got about 23,000 miles on the car, but the uneven wear seems to indicate an alignment problem, though there are no other symptoms (pulling, wobbly steering wheel, etc.) The SP Sport MAXX rubber turned a maximum of .85g in our testing, which makes it reasonably sticky. Even so, it's surprising that we'd allow a rear-drive car with this kind of power to wear out its front tires quicker than it does its rears.

Seems almost wrong, in fact. But, hey, we just report the facts.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 23,000 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Jaguar XF in VA is:

$166 per month*
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