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REVIEW – 2017 JAGUAR XF AWD

Jaguar is reinventing itself, and we like what we are driving. Also, however a great part of the spotlight is on the new section level XE reduced car and the F-Pace raid into the SUV fragment, we would prefer not to forget endeavors to rethink existing vehicles.

That would incorporate the second-era XF, which is a more develop medium size vehicle and outstanding for bringing Jaguar purchasers a diesel to the U.S. for the first time: the Ingenium 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 diesel.

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The four-chamber engine was outlined and worked in-house. It produces 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque while weighing just 304 pounds. There are more Ingenium engines, both diesel and gas, to come.

We tried a $71,645 2017 XF 20d AWD R-Sport that charmed us in its cruising capacity and smoothness yet baffled some in the diesel’s underlying torque conveyance. It took what appeared like an eternity —9.5 seconds—to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph and did the quarter mile in 17.1 seconds at 81.1 mph.

By examination, the XF 35t AWD R-Sport with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 gas engine took just 4.9 seconds to hit 60 mph and did the quarter mile in 13.3 seconds at 104.2 mph. Not shocking: the engine produces 340 hp at 6,500 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. It likewise performed preferable on the figure eight over the diesel. Testing chief Kim Reynolds said it was somewhat drifty.

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Our third test vehicle was the XF S with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 blocked to pump out 380 hp. It quickened from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and finished the quarter mile in 13.5 seconds at 103.1 mph.

The greater part of the vehicles have an eight-speed programmed transmission and discretionary all-wheel drive. The difference: weight. The XF S came in at 4,271 pounds while the 35t was less at 4,226 pounds and the 2.0d was 4,134 pounds.

In any case, the diesel is for the individuals who acknowledge efficiency. Our true efficiency testing of the car got an insane decent 25.1/43.2 mpg. The vehicle’s EPA rating is 30/40 mpg in city/thruway driving for a consolidated 34 mpg.

That contrasts and the XF 35t with a gas V-6 and real fuel economy of 19.6/26.8 mpg, near the EPA rating of 20/28 mpg.

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Despite the near shortcoming of the diesel engine, the 20d with all-season Continental ContiProContact GX 245/40R19 tires was enjoyable to toss around a twisting track with shrewd frame tuning and Jag’s great EPS controlling. Without a doubt, there was some diesel commotion, some harsh patches did not admission too with the solid suspension, and the seats could have been somewhat cushier. In any case, the aluminum development has suppressed tire “ringing” and cavity reverberation, which recaptured a portion of the moving solace that classic Jags were known for.

The XF is a flawless car and a stage up from the XE with longer lines and extents. It additionally has more unmistakable back taillights, so it ought to get more attention on the road.

The interior is more upscale with finished dark metal and gray wood trim on our 20d that functions admirably with the contemporary look and dark main event. There is a bigger trunk, heated back seats, electrical plugs, and HVAC vents.

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Our 35t AWD R-Sport tester had an energetic dark and red inside with red sewing. Its sticker cost of $71,485 was somewhat more than the $64,645 base cost since it had the Comfort and Convenience Package, Technology Package, head-up show, and a metallic paint work. The volume model rode on 20-inch Pirelli PZeros.

We additionally had a XF S in Italian Racing Red with a base cost of $66,695, which developed to $77,035 with the option of a few packages. This one set up it all together with no incidental body roll, more noteworthy grasp, more grounded brakes, more driver certainty. We appreciated the lateral support modification in the seats—particularly since this is likewise the rendition that induced vertical bouncing.

All things considered, the XF has grown up and extended its breadth with a diesel. It keeps on making itself valuable in all atmospheres with all-wheel drive and has hoisted its stature with a more upscale selection of materials—all while holding its bad boy reputation on the road.

  2017 Jaguar XF 20d AWD R-Sport 2017 Jaguar XF 35t AWD (R-Sport) 2017 Jaguar XF S AWD
BASE PRICE $62,295 $64,645 $66,695
PRICE AS TESTED $71,645 $71,485 $77,035
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan
ENGINE 2.0L/180-hp/318-lb-ft turbodiesel DOHC 16-valve I-4 3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft supercharged DOHC 24-valve V-6 3.0L/380-hp/332-lb-ft supercharged DOHC 24-valve V-6
TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 4,134 lb (51/49%) 4,226 lb (51/49%) 4,271 lb (51/49%)
WHEELBASE 116.5 in 116.5 in 116.5 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 195.0 x 74.0 x 57.4 in 195.0 x 74.0 x 57.4 in 195.0 x 74.0 x 57.4 in
0-60 MPH 9.5 sec 4.9 sec 5.0 sec
QUARTER MILE 17.1 sec @ 81.1 mph 13.3 sec @ 104.2 mph 13.5 sec @ 103.1 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 123 ft 122 ft 121 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.82 g (avg) 0.81 g (avg) 0.85 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 27.8 sec @ 0.60 g (avg) 26.8 sec @ 0.68 g (avg) 25.5 sec @ 0.73 g (avg)
REAL MPG, CITY/HWY/COMB Not tested 19.6/26.8/22.3 mpg Not tested
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 30/40/34 mpg 20/28/23 mpg 20/28/23 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 126/94 kW-hrs/100 miles 169/120 kW-hrs/100 miles 169/120 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.66 lb/mile 0.85 lb/mile 0.85 lb/mile
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