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2013 Jaguar XF Sedan

2013 Jaguar XF Review

(0 Stars)  The most emotional mid-size luxury sedan gets a dose of practicality.

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New For 2013
The addition of a four-cylinder and a V-6 to the engine lineup mean the 2013 XF is more affordable and more efficient. All-wheel drive, available only with the V-6, is an option for the first time. A new eight-speed automatic replaces the old six-speed across the line. The V-6 and the V-8 incorporate auto stop/start to improve efficiency.
Overview
The XF has always been one of the more appealing vehicles in its segment, but its V-8-only lineup has limited sales. That changes for 2013 with two new engine options, a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. The latter can be paired with all-wheel drive, another first for the XF. The four-cylinder is essentially the same Ford-sourced, 240-hp engine used in the Range Rover Evoque. It’s an excellent engine and works well with the eight-speed automatic (now standard in all XFs). The supercharged 340-hp V-6 is new for Jaguar. Its immediate, strong thrust and smooth character remind us of Audi’s highly regarded engine of the same displacement. The V-6 effectively replaces the XF’s normally aspirated V-8, but buyers who want that throaty growl still have two supercharged V-8s to choose from, topping out with the 510-hp unit in the XFR. In any form, the XF steers and handles like a much smaller car, and yet it rides better than many of its competitors. Meanwhile, Jaguar has addressed many of the flaws that held back the XF when it debuted in 2009. The touch-screen infotainment system is quicker. The once generic front fascia is now more aggressive and distinctive. Most important, Jaguar seems to have addressed the car’s early quality issues.

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2013 XF Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 19 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 23 MPG combined and 423 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 251 ft lb of torque @ 2,000 rpm

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'13 Jaguar Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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