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  • More space for people and luggage this time around
  • Top-spec models have a 40:20:40 split rear seat
  • Plenty of storage cubbies in the upmarket cabin

Given the sleekness of its four-door coupe-like profile, you’d be forgiven for imagining Jaguar XF practicality might not be particularly impressive – but there’s room for four adults and a decently sized boot.

There’s also a handful of usefully sized storage areas. There’s a rubber-backed tray in front of the gear lever, a pair of cup holders in the centre console and a hinged armrest, which also reveals a couple of USB ports and a 12-volt charging point. The door bins aren’t the largest, but at least shaped to accomodate a tall drinks bottle.

Will my luggage fit?

This generation of XF features a larger aperture than before allowing better access to the 540-litre capacity boot.

As standard, all models have a 40:20:40-split rear seat back, allowing longer, more awkward loads to be carried with ease.

Higher spec SE models come with keyless entry as standard but all feature keyless start. If that isn’t enough, the optional activity key allows you to wear a waterproof wristband to lock/unlock and start your XF without having to carry the key fob with you. A powered boot lid is also standard, and its ease of use can be bolstered further by an additional gesture control upgrade.

Is it easy to park?

At 4,962mm long, 1,605mm wide and 1,456mm tall, the XF isn’t the most compact saloon, but it at least benefits from large door mirrors and big windows to provide a good view out.

Front and rear parking sensors come as standard on all models, along with a 360-degree camera system that can also show the vehicle in 3D.

Safety

  • Full five-star crash test score from Euro NCAP
  • An inherently safe executive saloon
  • Further safety kit is optionally available

When crash-tested by the safety experts at Euro NCAP, the Jaguar XF was awarded a full five-star rating.

All XFs are equipped with six airbags, LED headlights, electronic stability control, hill start assistlane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and a pair of Isofix child seat-mounting points in the back.

A suite of further options are available in two of the optional packages: the Blind Spot Assist Pack and the Driver Assist Pack. The former includes blindspot assist, rear cross traffic alert and Clear Exit monitor – which warns rear passengers of approaching traffic if they are about to open their door. The Driver Assist Pack includes all of these, but adds adaptive cruise control and rear collision monitor.

WATCH: Jaguar XF Saloon Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jaguar XF Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

300 Sport equipment

300 Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
300 Sport optional equipment
None available

Chequered Flag equipment

Chequered Flag standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
Chequered Flag optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers

Portfolio equipment

Portfolio standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
Portfolio optional equipment
None available

Prestige equipment

Prestige standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Prestige optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers

R-Dynamic Black equipment

R-Dynamic Black standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic Black optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic HSE equipment

R-Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic S equipment

R-Dynamic S standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic S optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic SE equipment

R-Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
R-Dynamic SE optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

R-Sport equipment

R-Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
R-Sport optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

R-Sport Black Edition equipment

R-Sport Black Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
R-Sport Black Edition optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Jaguar XF Saloon was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 80%
Safety Assist: 83%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.