Jaguar XF Saloon (2015 -) Buying & Selling

Review by Keith Jones on
Last Updated: 09 Dec 2015
4.8
Replacing a car that heralded a fresh, new start for a brand is quite an ominous task but it’s the one facing the second generation Jaguar XF saloon. The latest mid-sized Jaguar saloon is a more careful evolution of the four-door coupe shape, but it’s one that's dramatic and bristling with subtle detailing.

4 out of 5

Buying new

  • Pick of the range is the 20d R-Sport automatic
  • Think carefully about whether you need all-wheel drive
  • Be sensible about which optional extras to go for

While the Jaguar XF is a relatively new model it’ll be tricky to secure a sizeable discount, but given the fleet market is likely to account for many sales, it should prove too difficult to shave off some money.

Jaguar expects most orders to fall the way of the 180hp 20d R-Sport with automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

In terms of extras that are likely to add value we’d opt for the InControl Touch Pro infotainment package complete with the enlarged touchscreen and fully digital instrumentation, together with the middle-ranking Meridian sound system. Adaptive suspension is something to consider, too.

If you’re more of a ‘Trad Jag’ buyer and like your sporting saloon replete with wood, chrome and warm-hued leather, then Portfolio is your specification of choice.

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

One thing that’s unlikely to be the case is the Jaguar problem of old – that they’re ridiculously cheap second-hand buys. This time around the firm is confident that resale values are likely to be in the ballpark of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Given how the firm expects it new sales to go, we’d expect 20d R-Sport derivatives to make up the bulk of used car offerings. Whether the supercharged petrol S or traditional-looking Prestige and Portfolio specification models sell as well remains to be seen, so they could be priced slightly lower on the used market.

There’s a lot of equipment – both standard and optional – that can be crammed into a Jaguar XF so ensure you spend time checking that everything works exactly as it should.

Don’t be scared off by high mileage examples, particularly if they’re ex-company cars, as servicing and maintenance will have been carried out to high standards. A thick wad of paper reflecting the previous owners’ maintenance record is a great sign.

Ease your doubt further with a Parkers Car History Check to discover any secrets such as outstanding finance.

See 535 used Jaguar XF Saloons for sale, starting at £8,550

4 out of 5

Selling

Over time there’ll be a plentiful number of second-generation XFs on the used market so ensure yours stands out, is well-priced, and that key optional features have their benefits highlighted so the customer can imagine how they’d fit into their lives.

Before you advertise the car, ensure it’s been thoroughly valeted inside and out, any damaged paintwork or scuffed alloy wheels are remedied and that the climate control blows as cold as it should.

Also keep hold of every piece of paperwork relating to your ownership of the car in a detailed documented history and that services are conducted on time by people who know the cars best.

Lastly, ensure you spend time and effort composing a well-thought advertisement and compliment it with a strong set of images. If you’re not too handy with words or a camera then ask a friend who is for assistance.