2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige Review -The 2017 Jaguar XF blends sharp style and stylish handling in a midsize luxury sedan that runs with the best in its class. No matter which configuration you pick, the XF is an engaging alternative to the recognized high-end sedans in this class. Provides an option of two powerful V6 engines and a diesel four-cylinder; interior features top-notch luxury trim and materials throughout; trunk space is big. Navigation and infotainment system does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. The 2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige returns mostly unchanged after, in 2015’s thorough redesign, today uses a brand-new diesel four-cylinder engine to complement its V6 options.
2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige Review
Vehicle consumers looking for a midsize luxury sedan can be forgiven for restricting their search to the German contingent. Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz created the class and have actually benchmarked it ever considering that, regardless of remarkable attacks by American, Asian and other European car manufacturers. But the 2017 Jaguar XF gives buyers an excellent need to expand their options. The XF’s substantial aluminum construction makes it light, fuel-efficient and quick to respond to chauffeur commands. Its luxurious cabin melts away time invested sluicing through traffic. And it cuts a dashing British figure on an open roadway. New for 2017 is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, which must widen the XF’s interest high-end buyers who focus on fuel economy. Jaguar hasn’t revealed the brand-new engine’s fuel economy yet but figure somewhere in the high 30s for highway mpg simply to keep pace with the offerings from Audi and BMW.
The new diesel is the best complement to the 2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige existing power plant, a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that is available in 2 strengths– one with 340 horsepower and the other with 380. There’s lots of efficiency on tap, obviously, however you likewise get a solid 30 mpg on the highway with the basic rear-wheel-drive setup. The 2017 Jaguar XF stands out for the psychological impact it delivers. Go into the cabin, for instance, and you see an ignition button that pulses red like a heart beat; press it, and a rotary shift dial rises from the center console. Obviously, exactly what the Germans may lack in remarkable presentation, they make up for with scientific precision, as in the impeccably crafted Audi A6, the enduringly competitive BMW 5 Series and the wonderfully stolid Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is likewise revamped for 2017. The all-American Cadillac CTS vSport undercuts the performance-oriented XF S model on the rate and uses more power and remarkable handling. But if you’re drawn to Jaguar’s signature pairing of grace and speed, you might find the 2017 XF tough to withstand.
2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Jaguar XF is a midsize high-end sedan used in five trim levels: base, 2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige, Premium, Eminence, R-Sport, and S. Standard base trim features include 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, automated xenon headlights, LED running taillights and lights, nighttime method lighting, automated wipers, push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 5-inch driver information display, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connection and an 11-speaker Meridian stereo with HD radio and a USB port. The Premium trim includes auto-dimming side mirrors; a power-adjustable steering column; memory settings for the chauffeur seat, side mirrors and guiding wheel positions; 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats and a rearview video camera. The 2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige trim builds on Premium features with 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, blue interior accent lighting and heated front seats with four-way power lumbar, smartphone-app combination and a navigation system with SD-card mapping.
From its pulsating starter button to its motorized rotary gear selector, the Jaguar XF instills the start of every drive with a little theatre and appeal. Top-notch materials and finishes extend throughout the interior, as befits a car in this class. The cabin area is also on par, offering taller rear seat guests a little bit more headroom than the Audi A6, for example, all while keeping the XF’s sleek, low-roof appearance. Trunk area is plentiful at 19.1 cubic feet, a number that makes it tops in its class. With a deep and wide enclosure, you won’t have much problem fitting baggage, golf clubs, strollers or the draw from a regular monthly wholesale storage facility supply run. A split-folding rear seatback with a pass-through door permits simple transport of longer items. The standard InControl Touch infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen, while the optional “Pro” version of the system (consisted of with the Innovation pack) expands the touchscreen to 10.2 inches and replaces the gauge cluster with a 12.3-inch configurable display. Here the XF falls a bit brief, its infotainment system lacking the speed and improvement of rival systems. We’re likewise a bit dissatisfied with the 3G Internet connection, offered the increasing availability of 4G connections in today’s automobiles.
2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige Engine
The 2017 Jaguar XF 20d Prestige provides 2 engine options: a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a brand-new turbodiesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The V6 makes 380 hp in S trim, and 340 hp in all others, and 332 lb-ft of torque in both cases. The four-cylinder is ranked at 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission comes requirement with either engine, with your option of either rear- or all-wheel drive on every trim. The standard All-Surface Development Control system helps the XF get moving in low-traction situations. When engaged, you set a target speed with the cruise control, and the XF selectively uses power to make the most of traction. Adaptive Surface Action mode (consisted of on AWD models optioned with the adaptive suspension) senses the quality of the surface area on which you’re driving and adjusts the throttle, brakes, transmission and stability control for ideal grip.
Jaguar says rear-drive XFs with the lower power ranking will do absolutely no to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds, while the S trim shaves a tenth of a 2nd. All-wheel drive likewise shaves a tenth in both cases. These are competitive times for the section amongst similarly powered designs. The EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive XF at 24 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway) for both V6 engine tunes, while all-wheel drive yields 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway). Fuel economy approximates for the brand-new diesel are pending.