I can't say I ever thought our Four Seasons Jaguar XF Supercharged needed more power, but the XFR's extra 90 hp is an absolute hoot. The XF's superb chassis easily handles the extra power, and subtle differences in the interior and exterior details let enthusiasts know your XFR is something special.
The interior is blessed with a pair of bucket seats that strike a good balance between comfort and support, a lovely Alcantara headliner, and a nice R decal on the dashboard. Everything looks smart and classy. Jaguar's signature touch-screen infotainment unit is present and as maddening as ever. It works rather well, but the transitions from one screen to another can be incredibly slow.
Unfortunately, we've had a lot of problems with our Four Seasons Jaguar XF, which makes me worry about the XFR. When everything works, the XF is sublime, but when things go wrong, the car is maddening. If I were to opt for the XFR, I'd hope the moments of driving bliss it provides would far outweigh any days it might spend in the shop.
Phil Floraday, Senior Online Editor