Consumer Reviews Summary
11 of 12 (91%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Jaguar XF Overview
The freshly re-skinned 2012 Jaguar XF has become more fluid and menacing on the exterior, while maintaining supreme power and sublime sophistication.
Both the XF and high-performance XFR receive new exterior styling, which is highlighted by a larger mesh grille and flatter bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, which give the front a sleeker, less-protrusive look.
Choose between four trims (Base, Portfolio, Supercharged, and XFR) and three powerful engines. The base engine is an impressive 300-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8, while an optional 385-horsepower, 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 packs plenty of punch. However, if you feel the need for speed, the XFR cranks the dial up to eleven with its 510-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. The XF features rear-wheel drive and the only available transmission is a six-speed automatic with auto-manual mode. The XF also features the JaguarDrive Selector system, operated by a knob that rises out of the center console when the XF is started. It can change the driving mode of the XF between Drive, Sport, Dynamic, and Winter, depending on conditions/driving style.
The 2012 Jaguar XF competes with the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Lexus GS350 and receives 15-16 mpg in the city and 21-25 mpg on the highway. New front fender vents, LED taillights, and 18- and 20-inch alloy wheel designs round out the exterior changes for 2012. The XFR not only performs like a rocket, but looks like one too with a trunk spoiler, side sill extensions, cooling vents in the hood, four tailpipes, and chrome-ringed lower-bumper vents.
Classic refinement meets modern technology inside the 2012 XF in the form of proximity sensors in the place of latches or handles that open the glove compartment or turn on the reading lights with just the wave of a hand. Heated seats have been revised for better support during driving maneuvers and the instrument cluster has been reconfigured to include a full-color TFT display. A sunroof and aluminum and real wood trim come standard in the XF, while ivory or charcoal soft-grain leather upholstery adorn the XFR. For premium sound, a Bowers & Wilkins 17-speaker audio system, two USB ports, and MP3-compatible Portable Audio Interface with an in-dash LCD touch-screen provide a true sonic experience.
Safety is taken seriously with the 2012 Jaguar XF in the form of electronic brake-force distribution, antilock brakes, traction control, dynamic stability control, cornering brake control, blind spot monitoring system, and a full suite of airbags.
The 2012 Jaguar XF represents the pinnacle of classic sophistication, modern technology, and raw power.