2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: TO ALASKA!
August 24, 2012
Sometime in the next day or so, I'm going to wrangle up a Kurt Niebuhr, chuck him into our long term 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged and drive from our home base of Santa Monica to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
That's right, for a 7,000+ mile round-trip drive we picked a Jaaaaaaag. A Supercharged one that's averaging 17.5 mpg and fewer than 200 miles per tank. That has asymmetrical, 20-inch, staggered-width summer tires. At our furthest distance we'll be some 2,000 miles from the nearest Jaguar dealer and likely further from a set of Dunlop SP Sport MAXX tires.
Disregard the Jag's confused computer. This drive won't take 99 hours; it takes 63 hours. The way back, however, will take 66, as we're using a slightly different route that will take us down through Oregon, Washington and California.
This should be...fun.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor