2013 Jaguar XF

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

2013 jaguar xf Reviews and News

2013 Jaguar XF AWD Front View Lead
Would you try climbing a tall hill of soft, moist sand in your brand-new Jaguar XJ luxury sedan? Of course you wouldn't. But now that Jaguar finally offers all-wheel drive, you actually have a chance of making it to the top without damaging the car and/or getting it seriously stuck.
For decades, buyers who live in places where the roads are slippery for much of the year have loved premium all-wheel-drive large sedans from Mercedes-Benz (4Matic) and Audi (Quattro). Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Porsche, Volvo, and even BMW for years have been building executive cars that power all four wheels. That left Jaguar as the lone nonexotic luxury carmaker to offer only two-wheel-drive vehicles (with the exception of the chagrined, smaller X-type, which has been gone since 2008).
All of those other automakers offer big luxury sedans with fewer than eight cylinders, too. Since the 2009 model year, though, Jaguar -- long ago a purveyor of world-beating straight sixes -- has sold cars in the U.S. exclusively with thirsty V-8s. Jaguar is filling that Abominable Snowman-sized void in its lineup in 2013, as well, with the addition of six-cylinder XF and XJ models.

Enabling all-weather ability

The new 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 is actually the lynchpin to the newly available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Engineers took advantage of the fresh powerplant and integrated a hollowed-out section of the oil pan to create space for the front axles to pass through without having to raise the engine. A Magna-sourced transfer case was bolted to the tail of the also-new eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, and power is delivered to the Dana-supplied front differential and axles by a prop shaft that runs alongside the transmission case. The application requires a different front subframe and knuckles as well as a modified steering rack and retuned bushings and front and rear dampers. Because the XF and the XJ share much of the same architecture, modifications to both cars are essentially identical.
No other Jaguar engines -- including diesels, V-8s, and the new-for-2013 turbocharged four-cylinder -- can currently accommodate the AWD components. In fact, engineers didn't even bother making the system work with right-hand drive, since very few customers in the British Isles opt for it in their luxury cars. According to Simon Barnes, Jaguar vehicle engineering manager, however, all powertrains and cars developed in the future will be AWD compatible.
Jaguar and Land Rover have been corporately married since 2001, but Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive, as it's known, doesn't just pick Land Rover parts off the shelf. "It was designed exclusively for the Jaguar brand," says James Towle, Jaguar's global brand manager, but the SUV maker's engineering expertise was freely utilized in creating these AWD Jaguars.
The company claims to have focused a great deal of energy "to ensure that steering integrity and suspension refinement are unaffected" and that the cars "remain every bit as agile and communicative as their rear-wheel-drive counterparts."

No longer declawed

Based on our time behind the wheel of AWD XJs and XFs, those claims seem to be on the mark. We didn't have a chance to drive back-to-back with rear-wheel-drive examples, but the four-wheel-drive cars felt just as composed, connected, and sporty as their siblings. On cold, paved Quebec roads (largely covered in gritty slickness-fighting sand) it was virtually impossible to tell the difference unless Pirelli Sottozero-spinning was attempted, in which case the AWD cars generally refused to comply. Torque steer was absent, too.
On snow-slickened surfaces, ice, and even the aforementioned sandy hill (which is sometimes part of a bona fide racecourse for off-road trucks at the Mecaglisse motorsports facility near Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, Quebec), the XJ was extremely sure-footed and anxious to claw its way to the next obstacle prepared by Jaguar personnel. With stability control fully deactivated on a closed course, the big Jag felt livelier and more tossable, but it wasn't as entertainingly tail-happy as other winter-tired AWD luxury cars we've driven in similar conditions, particularly Acuras, Audis, and BMWs.

Wonderful six

The downsized six-cylinder engine surely contributes to the cars' unwillingness to do anything your mom would disapprove of, but it's far from a disappointment. It's basically Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with two cylinders sliced off. That's a good thing. A rear-wheel-drive V-6 XJ made an appearance at Automobile Magazine's headquarters in October, and our editors had great things to say about it. Executive editor Joe DeMatio: "I never felt the slightest lack of power from the supercharged V-6, which offers significantly more horsepower and torque than Jaguar's long-running AJ-V8 engine did until not long ago." Associate web editor Donny Nordlicht: "Still intact from the powertrain's downsizing is the deep well of power at any speed. However, unlike the V-8, the V-6 doesn't feel quite like it has the power of a freight train barreling at full speed."
Those impressions jibe well with our experience in Quebec, although the AWD versions of the XF and the XJ are each 0.4 second slower than their rear-wheel-drive V-6 twins in the sprint to 60 mph. Big deal. Both AWD cars still turn the trick in an adequate 6.1 seconds. (Even though the XJ is larger than the XF, the cars weigh almost the same because of the former's primarily aluminum construction. Speaking of curb weight, AWD adds about 250 pounds.)

Getting down to business

If faced with the prospect of choosing between two- or four-wheel-drive V-6-powered Jaguars, we'd be more concerned about the fuel-economy sacrifice than the performance reduction. Having AWD on your XJ will cost you 2 mpg in the city and 3 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA's ratings (16/24 mpg versus 18/27 mpg). The Snowbelt XF doesn't suffer quite as much, losing 1 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway (16/26 mpg versus 17/28 mpg).
To equip these cars with all-wheel drive, Jaguar charges $3000 extra for the XF (for a minimum cost of $53,875), $3500 for the XJ ($77,575), and $2500 for the long-wheelbase XJL ($84,575). The addition of the six-cylinder model has cut the base price of the XJ by only $500. The V-6 XF starts at $3000 less than last year's base V-8, but the new four-cylinder model (which we've yet to drive) chops the minimum XF price from $53,875 to $47,850. The XJ AWD goes on sale in mid-December, and the XF AWD will hit dealerships in February.
Jaguar says that the V-6 engine and AWD will make its cars appeal to 30 percent more buyers in the XF's segment and 20 percent more folks shopping for gratifying luxosedans like the XJ. Officials expect that a substantial 40 to 50 percent of XJs purchased in the U.S. will be equipped with AWD and about 40 percent of XFs will end up with the feature.
We believe that most Snowbelt drivers would fare just fine with two-wheel drive and a good set of winter tires, but there's no arguing that adding all-wheel drive to that equation is the safest solution. Imagine how many more Jags Northerners would've seen in bad weather if the company hadn't waited so long to offer the products that so many buyers prefer.
Jaguar XJ AWD
On sale:
Mid-December
Price: $77,575/$84,575 (XJ AWD/XJL Portfolio AWD)
Engine: 3.0L supercharged V-6, 340 hp, 332 lb-ft
Drive: 4-wheel
EPA mileage: 16/24 mpg
Jaguar XF AWD
On sale:
February 2013
Price: $53,875
Engine: 3.0L supercharged V-6, 340 hp, 332 lb-ft
Drive: 4-wheel
EPA mileage: 16/26 mpg
2013 Jaguar XF
2013 Jaguar XF

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.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and tire-pressure monitoring are standard.

You'll like:

  • Engaging to drive
  • More distinctive exterior
  • Warm interior

You won't like:

  • V-8 is still thirsty
  • Finicky interior controls

Key Competitors For The 2013 Jaguar XF

  • Audi A6
  • BMW 5-series
  • Infiniti M56
  • Mercedes-Benz E-class
2013 Jaguar XFR S Left Front Driving
Jaguar has always had a reputation for deftly balancing a smooth, compliant ride, with capable performance under the whip, a combination unmatched by almost any other marque with the possible exception of its Bavarian rival, BMW. Although the Gulf Coast of the American Southeast may not seem like the ideal testing grounds for the 2013 Jaguar XFR-S, the fastest production sedan in the marque's history, Motor Trend's Arthur St. Antoine made good use of the big cat's highway manners in an entertaining tour of the third coast, starting off at Sebring, the site of Jaguar's first motorsports victory in the U.S. in 1955.
2013 Jaguar XF 2 0T Front Left View 1
The idea that the Jaguar XF is a sexy, evocative car was cemented for me when I drove to lunch with two friends. They stroked the suede headliner, reposed on the leather seats, and joked about having me as their chauffeur for the day. This is a car that indulges almost all senses: sight, with gracious curves and beautiful sheetmetal; smell, with the faint whiff of soft leather; touch, with the aforementioned suede; hearing, with unbelievably crisp and powerful music from the 825-watt sound system.

2013 Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF Sportbrake Profile Static
Jaguar's XFR is one of a handful of cars that blend beauty and brute force; Jaguar's XF Sportbrake takes the sultry front end from the XF sedan and mates it to a dog/shopping trip-friendly wagon for a pretty, convenient package. Mate the two ideas together and you get…a tricky proposition. We hear that while an XFR Sportbrake remains a possibility, it would be rather difficult to do.
Jaguar XFR S Teaser Close
Jaguar plans to introduce its "fastest and most powerful saloon" ever next week at the Los Angeles auto show. Shown here in a teaser photo, the Jaguar XFR-S will be the company's second "R-S" model and is expected to have similar performance to the existing XKR-S coupe and convertible.

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2013 Jaguar Xf Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
Horsepower:
240 hp @ 5500rpm
Torque:
251 ft lb of torque @ 2000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Maintenance
10,000 miles / 12 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain model year 2013 XF vehicles manufactured October 3, 2012, through October 12, 2012 and equipped with a gasoline engine. The electronic modules which control the fuel pump may shut down causing the fuel pump to stop pumping fuel. The resulting fuel starvation will cause the engine to stall.
Consequences
An engine stall without warning while driving may lead to a loss of motive power, a loss of power-assisted braking and a loss of power-assisted steering. Each of these conditions may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Jaguar Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional wiring harness to the in-tank fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 24, 2013. Owners may contact Jaguar Land Rover at 1-800-452-4827.
Potential Units Affected
9
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain model year 2013 XF vehicles manufactured October 3, 2012, through October 12, 2012 and equipped with a gasoline engine. The electronic modules which control the fuel pump may shut down causing the fuel pump to stop pumping fuel. The resulting fuel starvation will cause the engine to stall.
Consequences
An engine stall without warning while driving may lead to a loss of motive power, a loss of power-assisted braking and a loss of power-assisted steering. Each of these conditions may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Jaguar Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional wiring harness to the in-tank fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 24, 2013. Owners may contact Jaguar Land Rover at 1-800-452-4827.
Potential Units Affected
9
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013 XF 2.0L GTDi vehicles manufactured July 2012 through May 2013. The hose clamp for the Charge Air Cooler (CAC) hose may be out of position and loose, allowing the hose to detach.
Consequences
If the CAC hose detaches, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, steering and brake assistance may be lost further increasing the risk.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the CAC hose to make sure its clamp is in the correct position and tight, free of charge. The recall began on September 20, 2013. Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's recall number is J034.
Potential Units Affected
940
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013 XF and XJ vehicles manufactured March 26, 2013, through April 10, 2013. In these vehicles, the certification label that is intended to specify the required Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front, Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear, the manufacture date and country of manufacture is absent. Thus, the vehicles do not conform to Part 567, "Certification."
Consequences
If the certification label does not specify all the necessary information or the vehicle weight range could result in the vehicle being overloaded and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners and dealers will re-acquire and will provide a replacement vehicle or a full refund of the purchase, free of charge. Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-855-524-8278. Jaguar's number associated with this recall is J039.
Potential Units Affected
3
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 XJ, XF and XK vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the toe links, components used to control the alignment of the rear wheels, can separate from the rear sub-frame.
Consequences
If a toe link separates from the rear sub-frame, a loss of vehicle stability and directional control may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Jaguar notified owners on May 8, 2014, and dealers will replace the nut and washer assembly on the rear toe links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around May 27, 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-855-524-8278. Jaguar's number for this recall is J037.
Potential Units Affected
297
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 XF 2.0L GTDi vehicles manufactured May 2013 through October 2013. The hose clamp for the Charge Air Cooler (CAC) hose may be out of position and loose, allowing the hose to detach.
Consequences
If the CAC hose detaches, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, steering and brake assistance may be lost further increasing the risk.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the CAC hose to make sure its clamp is in the correct position and tight, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin in late May 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's recall number is J034. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-341.
Potential Units Affected
1,589
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 XF vehicles manufactured October 18, 2012, through February 25, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the right-hand rear brake pipe may wear against a bracket located on the rear sub frame. This condition may cause the brake pipe to wear through and leak brake fluid.
Consequences
Leaking brake fluid can lengthen braking distance and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake pipe for signs of wear, maninpulate the bracket on the rear sub frame, and inspect and replace the rear brake pipes if wear is visible, free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-855-524-8278. Jaguar's number for this recall is J036.
Potential Units Affected
68
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 XF (XFR-S) vehicles manufactured July 2, 2013, to April 11, 2014. A component within the Power Assist Steering system (PAS) may collapse and restrict fluid flow within the PAS hose causing a loss of power steering.
Consequences
The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved PAS hose, free of charge. the recall began on August 6, 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J042.
Potential Units Affected
81
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013 XF vehicles manufactured September 11, 2012, to October 8, 2012. The electronic modules which control the fuel pump may shut down causing the fuel pump to stop pumping fuel.
Consequences
The fuel pump shutdown will result in the vehicle stalling. The vehicle would also lose power-assisted braking and power-assisted steering. Any of these conditions may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and install if necessary, an additional wiring harness to the in-tank fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J051.
Potential Units Affected
355
Notes
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Jaguar XF

Depreciation
38.5%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$20,641
38.5%
Insurance
$10,790
20.1%
Fuel Cost
$11,720
21.8%
Financing
$3,918
7.3%
Maintenance
$3,292
6.1%
Repair Costs
$2,854
5.3%
State Fees
$455
0.8%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $53,670 What's This?
Value Rating: Below Average