Inside the 2019 Jaguar XF
Having a sporty profile with elegant contours, the 2019 Jaguar XF is a luxurious mid-size car that’s available as a sedan and station wagon. Tuned for sporty performance, the Ingenium technology propels this sophisticated vehicle.
From a 10.0-inch infotainment system to the heads-up display, you’ll appreciate the high-tech installations in the cockpit. More than 10 accident-avoidance features are available in this Jaguar, including multi-view cameras and automatic braking.
Priced at just less than $50,000, the 2019 Jaguar XF Premium occupies the base-level position on the lineup. The Prestige model carries approximately an extra $5,000 on the starting price tag. Having a mid-level design, the 300 Sport costs just under $64,000. The Portfolio and S models have an MSRP that exceeds $67,500. Having a modern wagon body, the Sportbrake starts at just over $64,500.
The luxurious Jaguar XF is available with several premium packages that add technology, convenience, and utility for your trip. For example, the Comfort & Convenience Package includes climate-controlled front seats with three-stage settings. A soft door closure and the gesture-recognition trunk lid are some other amenities that are integrated into this package, which costs more than $2,200. The Vision Assist Package adds a handful of driving aids, like the Signature Daytime Running Lights that are powered by LED. A washer also keeps the headlights clear of any debris, streaks, and smudges.
Operating on the latest Ingenium mechanical technology, the 2019 Jaguar XF‘s 2.0L engine block is powered by unleaded gasoline. This compact turbocharged powertrain delivers up to 180 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. When carrying the 25t classification, the turbo engine has a peak output of 247 hp and 269 lb-ft. The 30t version of the 2.0L powertrain has a maximum rating of 296 hp and 295 lb-ft. Exclusively installed in the S trim, the 3.0L Ingenium V6 engine pumps out 380 hp and 332 lb-ft.
Also running on the next-generation Ingenium platform, the XF’s 2.0L diesel powertrain cranks out 180 hp and 318 lb-ft. This cutting-edge unit has a regenerative system that essentially recycles heat energy under the hood. When the car comes to a full stop, the diesel engine automatically shuts off to save fuel. Plus, a twin balancing system reduces vibrations in this efficient powertrain.
An eight-speed automatic transmission system is standard in this sporty Jaguar car. You can seamlessly change gears by turning an electronic rotary knob in the center console. The Dynamic Mode increases the responsiveness of the gearbox, and the Eco Mode conserves fuel. Torque is instantly transmitted to the Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive that offers best-in-class handling. With some assistance from the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, you’ll control this agile Jaguar model with ease.
The 2019 XF also has other high-performance handling features, such as the All Surface Progress Control. When it senses slipping in the wheels, the ASPC automatically increases or decreases the torque distribution. You can also customize the ride in this luxurious car by engaging the Adaptive Dynamics. This electronic module improves cornering and overall handling on rough roads. A tap of the infotainment system quickly adjusts the Configurable Dynamics technology, which controls the throttle, braking, and other parameters.
When equipped with the diesel engine, the 2019 XF has a combined fuel economy of 35 mpg. The 2.0L gas engine has a maximum fuel efficiency rating of 28 mpg. For its powerful and aggressive design, the supercharged V6 engine has a fair rating of 23 mpg.
Every 2019 XF trim comes standard with a fuel tank that has a capacity of 19.5 gallons.
Entertainment and Safety Features
A 10.0-inch touchscreen is available in the 2019 Jaguar XF. Having a split-screen design, the infotainment system runs on the InControl Touch Pro technology. A pinch-to-zoom function makes it easy to view graphics on this crisp display. You can also swipe to seamlessly change the menus on the home screen and other sections of the software.
The Touch Pro suite is loaded with an array of digital applications that entertain and guide you on the road. A navigation system with 3D maps and turn-by-turn directions is included in the patented multimedia platform. A Wi-Fi network is also available with the Connect Pro technology that’s compatible with smartphones and tablets. Up to eight devices could be simultaneously connected to the 4G network inside this lavish Jaguar car.
The 2019 XF also boasts several high-end audio systems by Meridian. Featuring 14 speakers, the entry-level sound system produces up to 380 acoustic watts. Rated at 825 watts, the surround sound system consists of 20 speakers. If you’re a true audiophile with a generous budget, get the 26-speaker Signature Sound System that blasts 1,300 watts of crystal-clear acoustics. From SiriusXM Satellite Radio to iTunes, you can enjoy your favorite playlists on this Jaguar’s industry-leading audio systems.
Linked to the Stereo Vision Camera, the Autonomous Emergency Braking helps you stop the 2019 Jaguar XF in a hazardous situation on the road. In addition to getting assistance from the 360 Surround Camera, you’ll get cues from the Reverse Traffic Recognition System while backing up. This luxurious car also has sensors that recognize traffic signs on the road. If you’re tired or distracted, the Driver Condition Monitor will activate alerts in the instrument cluster. Some of the XF’s other industry-leading safety features include the Blind Spot Assist and Adaptive Speed Limiter.
How It Stacks up against the Competition
The 2019 Jaguar XF has plenty of advantages over some of its rivals, such as the 2019 BMW 5 Series Sedan that has an MSRP of more than $58,000. For starters, the InControl infotainment system has much more advanced features than the iDrive 6.0 multimedia system that comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. However, some of BMW’s TwinPower turbo engines match the capabilities of Jaguar’s Ingenium engines.
The 2019 Jaguar XF is furnished with high-end materials ranging from genuine leather to carbon fiber. Stitches in the upholstery and wooden veneers accentuate the presidential-inspired interior design in the cockpit. Jaguar also eliminated clutter in the cabin by installing an electronic gear selector and other hard buttons in the center console. Overall, this luxury model combines elegant styling with aggressive performance for the urban driver.
Having a turning circle of just more than 38 feet, the 2019 XF might be a bit difficult to handle on a narrow urban intersection. The rapid acceleration from the turbo powertrain also gives you less time to make last-second adjustments as you make a sharp turn in the city. However, you can rely on the car’s custom driving modes to compensate for a loss of traction and steering in real time.