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16 August 2015


Fleet News have reported their test drive of the all-new Jaguar XF 2.0 D 180 R-Sport, saying, “Our R-Sport rode on optional 20-inch wheels, but it still had a suppleness to its ride increasingly absent from cars in this class, especially on such large wheels.”

“With fuel economy of up to 70.6mpg on the combined cycle from four-cylinder engines and even more than 50mpg from the new 300hp six-cylinder diesel, the XF has a strong rational appeal.”

“Residual values of its predecessor were good throughout its lifecycle, and the new model gains an uplift, making it stand out against its ageing rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. And, like the XE, Jaguar is also offering fixed price service packages from £525 up to five years/50,000 miles or from £675 for up to 75,000 miles.”

Business Car have also published their findings from their first test drive of the all-new Jaguar XF 2.0 D 180 R-Sport, “Neither Audi nor Volvo can match the Jaguar for desirability, however; the new XF is particularly striking in the flesh, with sharp lines and a sleek, high-quality interior. Its appeal isn't skin deep either, as it's crafted from lightweight aluminium, which helps it to take corners with enthusiasm while accelerating with gusto.”

“The eight-speed automatic gearbox fitted to our test car shuffled gears quickly, with the engine pulling strongly and smoothly. Engine noise levels are low, and though the motor is audible when you work it hard, it's never obtrusive. Get up to motorway speeds and low levels of wind and road noise make the XF a relaxing long-distance companion.”

“It's running costs that make the XF stand out, though, with it offering 4.4 percentage points greater residuals than the closest German, substantially cheaper insurance and infrequent two-year, 21,000-mile service intervals. Throw in 65.7mpg economy and the XF should cost 3.5p less per mile than the best value German.”