Jaguar XF Saloon (2015 -) Costs

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.

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

  • Entry-level, rear-wheel drive diesel the cheapest to run
  • Mid-range 180hp 20d model offers respectable economy
  • Supercharged V6 petrol requires the deepest pockets

People don’t generally operate executive sports saloons for reasons of frugality, yet with Jaguar XF running costs are surprisingly low, particularly the diesel engines.

The four-cylinder, 2.0-litre Ingenium range of diesels, which set new standards for efficiency in this segment, for non-hybrid models.

Lowest in the whole XF range is the 163hp version with manual transmission, which is rated at 70.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 104g/km. You’re highly unlikely to see that in the real world, but mid-50s should be achievable.

Putting that into perspective, Jaguar expects the best-seller to be the 180hp version of the engine paired with an automatic gearbox – that still posts an official claim of 65.7mpg with emissions of 114g/km of CO2.

A greater proportion of private buyers are expected to opt for the 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, lured in by its performance and a quoted average of 51.4mpg and 144g/km of CO2 emissions.

If those costs are less critical then perhaps the supercharged 3.0-litre petrol might be an option, although at 34.0mpg and 198g/km of CO2, it’s way out on a limb in the XF range.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,142 - £1,377 *

Diesel

£787 - £1,054 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 24 months or 21,000 miles for the 2.0-litre models, and 12 months or 16,000 miles for the 3.0-litres

Warranty

Three years, unlimited mileage

Road tax (12 months)

£20.00 - £475.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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    198
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Painting a similar story to running costs, Jaguar XF emissions are understandably at their lowest with the most fuel-efficient engines. All engines and gearbox combinations feature stop/start technology to reduce CO2 output when the car is at a standstill.

Leading the charge at just 104g/km of CO2 is the 163hp 2.0-litre with a manual gearbox, the lowest output of a car in this segment without a hybrid powertrain.

Jaguar expects the 180hp of the engine, paired with an automatic gearbox, to be the most popular in the XF line-up – this too is impressively low at 114g/km.

For those wanting more power be prepared to spend more on VED car tax and company car Benefit-in-Kind costs – the 3.0-litre V6 diesel is rated at 144g/km, the similarly -sized petrol at 198g/km.

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