Used Jaguar XF Saloon (2008 - 2015) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
Years of criticism for being too 'traditional' and flagging sales prompted Jaguar to take a radical step when replacing the S-Type. The Jaguar XF has hints of previous Jaguars in details of its design, but looks and feels every inch a modern, upmarket saloon.
4 out of 5



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As well as a full complement of front and side airbags, Jaguar XF safety is enhanced by a pop-up bonnet to improve protection for pedestrians should they be misfortunate enough to be hit.

Electronic stability control is also standard across the range and there is an optional blind spot warning system which illuminates a light in the door mirror glass if another vehicle is occupying the blind spot. However, the XF was awarded just four stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests.

4 out of 5


Jaguar has made great strides to improve reliability in recent years and the XF should demonstrate this. Jaguar continues to score highly in customer satisfaction surveys both in the UK and the US. Expect decent Jaguar XF reliability.

Car check problem points


No problems reported.


No problems reported.


Two minor recalls in 2008 - one for a rear seat belt issue and another where the warning speaker in the instrument cluster may not work correctly.