2014 Jaguar XF Write-up

What’s the essence of the 2014 Jaguar XF?

The 2014 Jaguar XF represents a luxurious sports sedan, accommodating five passengers and available in five variants: I4 T, V6 SC, Supercharged, XFR, and XFR-S. It locks horns with competitors like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Audi A6.

At the time of launch, what was new on the 2014 Jaguar XF?

The XFR-S version, available in limited numbers, and the recently introduced Vision Pack, boasting intelligent high beams, adaptive front lights, a self-dimming rearview mirror, and blind spot monitoring are noteworthy. Features like keyless entry and voice control for navigation, climate, and audio systems are included in the Premium Pack. The XFR model has an optional Performance Pack, furnishing the Sport exhaust and the chassis and brake improvements found on the XFR-S model.

In 2014 how did the 2014 Jaguar XF stack up against other luxurious sports sedans?

Typical for this category of vehicles, the basic price takes a significant leap as more features are added. The XF’s performance and pricing bear close comparison to the BMW 528i. On the basic level, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class provides a considerably more powerful engine for just a bit extra cash.

What characteristics of the 2014 Jaguar XF stood out?

The 2014 XF is equipped as standard with a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but there are a variety of other options. These include a 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6; a 470-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8; a 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and even a 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, depending on your chosen model. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Basic features consist of 18-inch wheels, LED tail lights, a boot lid spoiler, four tailpipes, leather seats, heated front seats, and wood finishes. Options include 19- or 20-inch wheels, automatic high-beam headlights, air-cooled front seats, a navigation system, and a powered rear sunshade.

Safety features included as standard are side-impact airbags and active head restraints for the front seats, anti lock brakes, and an electronic stability control system. Optional safety features are a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a blind spot alert system, and a collision warning system.

Should I go for a pre-owned 2014 Jaguar XF?

The Jaguar XF sports an elegant and modern cabin design, eye-catching styling, and ample boot space, but the rear seat might feel a bit tight and some might find the road noise slightly disruptive. 

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