The Right Amount of Control - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Jaguar XF Long Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: The Right Amount of Control

October 15, 2012

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This is a steering wheel done well. It's not only a good size in terms of diameter, it feels good in your hands thanks to its thick rim and grippy leather. 

I also like the satellite controls. They're easy to use without looking and not overly complex. As Jay has noted before, there's no reason for an on/off switch for the cruise control. Why shouldn't it be "on" all the time?

The fact that there's only one "phone" button is smart too. Having to look down to see which button answers and call and which one hangs up sort of defeats the purpose, no? I've found that the single button here usually figures out what you want, plus the voice commands are fairly straight forward so you can use them for more complicated commands. All in all, it's a useful setup for a layout that's not overly clogged with buttons.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com

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