Tepid Seat Coolers - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: Tepid Seat Coolers

October 1, 2012


Remember how I went on and on about how much I loved the seat coolers in our Lexus GS 350? Well after I spent this weekend driving around our 2012 Jaguar XF, I have to say its seat coolers left me feeling, well, lukewarm. With L.A. suffering from 100+-degree temps lately, having a car with seat coolers is a welcome luxury. But for some reason our XF's seat coolers just didn't provide the same cool and instantaneous relief that our GS 350's did.

After I turned them on, through the touchscreen, I put my hand on the seat bottom to make sure it was on. I could lightly feel some air but it wasn't especially cold. Considering that the Jag has a $9K premium over the Lexus, that's kinda disappointing.

But at least the seats weren't bun-scorchingly hot even after the car had been sitting in the hot sun for hours. Perhaps thanks to its light colored leather.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 12,182 miles

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