Used 2018 Jaguar XF Consumer Reviews

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Jeff C., 10/29/2020
Sportbrake S 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Purchased a used 2018 XF Sportbrake S with just 7,500 miles and under 11 months on the road. I was intrigued with the Jaguar wagon after reading reviews, and seeing a black one on the dealer's lot a couple years ago. The Sportbrake wagon is pretty unusual, as I've read that Jaguar only sold around 250 of them since they were introduced in 2016. I really like the styling, to my eye it's a very handsome car. Great lines and rather conservative exterior design are a welcome contrast from the Lexus RCF I traded in. Overall the aesthetic is one I admire, and I think it will age very well. The fact the Jaguar XFs are different from the other midsize cars in their class is a selling point. Unique and classy. When I took the car home, I was initially excited and trying out all the features. The "S" model (the only trim available in the wagon) is loaded with options. I was playing with the "soft close" doors when the rear driver's side door malfunctioned and the door wouldn't close all the way. It would latch, but was slightly ajar. Naturally, this was troubling. However, the next day I was able to take the car to the dealer and the kind service manager resolved the issue by simply holding the door handle open and closing and holding the door shut. The soft close motor then reset, and the problem was solved. This initial incident activated my OCD, and my inner car critic started noticing small things that were concerning. The body fits were not quite the high standard I saw in my Lexus. Not horrible by any means, but a little wide and uneven in spots. Then there was a piece of rubber trim on the tailgate that wasn't tucked in all the way. Also, one of the rear seatbelts got hung up and wouldn't pull out. I did manage to get it functioning after some fiddling. Again, my OCD was on high alert. Overall, the interior is maybe a step down from my former car, with a few whiffs of cheapness. To be real about it, a car with an $80k-plus sticker price should be top notch in my opinion but I am willing to see this car as unique and different, and look for the areas where the Jag does shine. Now on to the good stuff. The car is very quiet and the driver's area is very nice with great-smelling leather seats, and sporty steering wheel and substantial-feeling switches on the center of the wheel. Most of the surfaces are soft touch, and the look and feel is reserved and high quality, if slightly ergonomically quirky (the window switches are mounted far forward n the armrest, and sort of a reach). The tech is very good, fast to respond and most functions that are not supported with hard buttons are just a tap or two away. The Apple Carplay works great, however you must use the USB cord to access that functionality. The Bluetooth works great, pairing with my phone easily, and so far has not broken connection. The car does seem to revert to playing the radio after turning it off, not sure if that's an issue or just the way it's designed. The car drives beautifully, and it handles great, with nice steering and fantastic body control over bumps and through turns. The supercharged V-6 is strong and smooth. The power is flexible and linear, and it has a nice deep exhaust note. The 8-speed transmission is better than the one in my old car, always seems to be in the right gear for the situation, and does not move to higher gears too quickly. It seems to always be in the right gear for the situation and operates imperceptibly in the background just like a good gearbox should. Good driving experience. The suspension is the perfect blend of comfort and control, soaks up the bumps with one movement and holds the car level in the turns. I really like the serene ride and it makes me not miss the Lexus’ firm, sporty ride too much. It has a more mature and refined ride quality. As you can imagine, the car gets a fair amount of attention. Most people have not seen one of these cars in person. I must say that I love the style of the car, very classy and there’s not a bad line on this car. I took it to a Cars & Coffee event the other day, and had a lot of positive attention. One guy told me this was the best looking car at the event, even amongst the German and Italian cars that were there. I agree.

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Great car!

Martin, 07/03/2020
25t Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Very happy with our 2018 Jaguar XF

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Steelers Fan In Texas, 07/21/2021
Sportbrake S 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
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Great handling, very good cargo capacity. Original Pirelli tires a bit noisy, went with Continental DSW for second set, much quieter and better ride with minimal handling degradation. A thorough read of the manual makes control interface much less confusing than first glance. Very rare, people ask about it and admire it every day! I highly recommend this vehicle!

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