Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 22 - 24 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Since the only engine option is a huge supercharged V8, don’t expect Jaguar XFR-S running costs to be particularly wallet-friendly.

According to Jaguar it’s capable of average fuel economy of 24.4mpg, but even during motorway driving we barely managed 20mpg. If you start driving as this car was intended you can expect that to drop into single figures.

Insurance isn’t going to be cheap either, since it sits squarely in the highest group. Servicing will be expensive too, since this is a very high performance car.

Finally, road tax will be high thanks to CO2 emissions of 270g/km.

But you aren’t buying a car like this to save cash, are you?

A simple matter of 270g/km of CO2 means Jaguar XFR-S emissions are very high. This is not a car you need if saving pandas and rain forests is your priority.

As a comparison, the Audi RS 6 Avant emits 229g/km of CO2 yet has more power, more load space and is faster.

There haven’t been many recalls at all for the whole XF family, so Jaguar XFR-S reliability shouldn’t be too much of a worry. The car certainly feels well-built, and you can rely on excellent service at a Jaguar main dealer should anything go wrong.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £630
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 50
How much is it to insure?