Jaguar XF Saloon (2015 -) Equipment

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

Equipment

  • Decent levels of standard equipment across the range
  • All have modern finishes except the traditional Portfolio
  • An array of expensive options helps you tailor the spec

There are four familiar Jaguar trim levels in the XF hierarchy: Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and S.

Standard Jaguar XF saloon equipment

Entry trim is the grandly titled Prestige grade which secures chrome surround to the front grille and side vents, as well as the window surrounds, rear parking sensors, 17-inch ‘Lightweight’ alloy wheels and bi-xenon headlamps with integral LED day running lights and indicators. The headlamps and wipers function automatically.

Inside there is keyless ignition, cruise control with speed limiter, leather seats with an electric recline on the heated front pair, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, automatically dipping rear view mirror, aluminium dashboard trim complemented by a gloss black veneer and the InControl infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

With R-Sport the offer is, unsurprisingly, more focused towards a more athletic image. Outside there’s a more aggressive front bumper, with an R-Sport body kit and a vestigial spoiler on the boot lid edge. Exterior detailing is picked out in both a dark satin finish and gloss black. Alloy wheels are either 17-inch Turbine or 18-inch Helix designs, depending on the engine. Both wheel types are bolted to the stiffer Sports suspension arrangement.

Inside there are perforated leather seats with contrasting stitching, a dark headlining, metal finish pedals and dark aluminium trims.

Portfolio specification introduces a series of additional luxury touches in a manner more associated with Jaguar saloons of old.

Extras over the Prestige include an electrically heated windscreen, keyless entry, a reversing camera, front parking sensors and automatically dimming and folding door mirrors. Lower-powered models ride on 17-inch Aerodynamic alloys, the more powerful versions on 18-inch Fan design wheels.

There’s more overt opulence inside with seats trimmed in softer leather – the perforations in a Herringbone formation, with electrically adjustable front seats.

Elsewhere there’s a leather dashboard with shiny figured ebony trim. Luxurious carpet mats and a 380-watt Meridian sound system complete the scene.

Topping the range are the V6-engined S models, which combine elements of both the R-Sport and Portfolio as well as their own unique touches.

There’s an even more aggressive S body kit, front bumper and rear valance, with Adaptive Dynamics on the Sports suspension. Both petrol and diesel versions wear 19-inch Razor alloy wheels with red brake callipers visible between the spokes.

Inside it shares its seats with the R-Sport but on the S they’re electrically adjustable and the rear seat has the 40:20:40 split, too. Completing the sportier tone is the Dark Hex aluminium trim finish, with matte grey figured ebony veneered trims.

Optional Jaguar XF saloon accessories

One aspect of the Jaguar XF’s specification make-up is that, like its German rivals, there’s so much in terms of extra-cost options that are standard on less-expensive cars.

Individual options depends on the trim level you’re adding to, but highlights include metallic and Premium Palette paints, a suite of alloy wheel choices up to 20 inches in diameter, different colour leather, aluminium trim and veneer options.

Plus you can add adaptive cruise control with braking function, adaptive suspensionself-parking function, an electric sunroof and – the first Jaguar to have them – full LED headlamps.

Additionally a range of bundles are available grouping popular options together in a better value package:

  • Active Safety Pack: a combination of adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Aid and Driver Condition Monitoring to assess a driver’s tiredness, Lane Change Merge Aid and Cross Traffic Alert when easing backwards out of parking bays
  • Advanced Parking Assist Pack with Surround Camera System: in addition to the front parking sensors, the pack includes a 360-degree camera view, with self-park function, park exit facility and junction view camera allowing you to see left and right as you nose out of tight spaces
  • Black Pack: only available on R-Sport and S versions, it includes a gloss black grille surround and front wing vents and, for the R-Sport, gloss black front bumper ‘blades’ and boot lid spoiler
  • Cold Climate Pack: comprises of an electrically heated windscreen plus heating elements for the washer jets, steering wheel and front and rear seats
  • Head-up Display Pack: laser-based head-up display (HUD) function with an infra-red reflecting windscreen
  • InControl Touch Pro Pack with Meridian Digital Sound System: includes an upgraded 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3-inch adaptable digital instrument display with either 380W or 825W of power for the upgraded sound system
  • Memory Pack with Powerfold Mirrors: automatically dimming and electrically folding door mirrors, complete with puddle lamps. Fully adjustable electric front seats have a memory function too, the latter only on the driver’s side for Prestige and R-Sport XFs
  • Parking Pack: exclusively on the Prestige trim it includes front parking sensors and a reversing camera
  • Power Convenience Pack: keyless entry and start function, combined with an electrically opening and closing boot lid, with two additional 12-volt sockets – one in the boot itself, the other in the rear of the car
  • Rear Comfort Pack: heated front and rear seats are complemented by four-zone climate control, manual blinds on the rear doors and an electric blind for the rear window

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
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