Used 2018 Jaguar XF 35t Premium Sedan Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Jaguar XF 35t Premium Sedan
Pros & Cons
- Comfortable during daily driving yet still fun and engaging
- Only sedan in segment that offers all trims in rear- or all-wheel drive
- Its cabin is more inviting than many of its popular competitors
- Generous passenger and cargo room
- Doesn't offer a V8 engine option like its competitors
- Nonintuitive infotainment system
- Subpar smartphone integration
- Disappointing build quality issues
Which XF does Edmunds recommend?
We think the XF Portfolio paired with the 35t engine (3.0-liter supercharged V6, 340 hp) offers the best mix of features and performance. Throw in the Driver Assistance package, and it comes with all the gadgets and luxury accoutrements you could ask for. Compared to sportier XF variants, the Portfolio provides ample passing power while cosseting you with a smooth and quiet ride.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Jaguar XF Sedan
Although not as quick as V8 offerings in this segment, the XF still has a fun demeanor that makes it interesting to drive in a variety of situations. Whether you're on a back road or simply commuting to work, it's an easy car to get comfortable with.
The XF straddles the line between luxury and sport. The ride quality is on the stiffer side, though not so much as to be a crutch. Meanwhile, the cabin remains quiet and isolated. Despite offering plenty of space, the driver's seat is overly firm and may be a deal breaker for some.
Top-quality materials extend throughout, giving the interior an appropriately luxurious feel. Infotainment is thoughtfully designed but lacks the finished details of competitors. What really sets the XF apart from the class is its trunk, which is comparatively massive.
With a large trunk volume, and sizable rear seats, the XF is a good road-trip companion. If you're travelling with small children, the XF can handle both front- and rear-facing child seats with ease.
The XF's two primary infotainment systems utilize either an 8- or 12-inch display and control all functions aside from climate controls. We found the standard functions such as audio and telephone easy to use, while navigation and connectivity lacked the same intuitive ease of use.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Jaguar XF in Virginia is:$98.33 per month*