I love the Portfolio interior package on this 2010 Jaguar XF. The Alcantara headliner is a great touch and ventilated seats are most welcome when the humidity and temperature creep up. Can we borrow this one again in August?
Jaguar's new 5.0-liter engine is spectacular. Power delivery is very smooth and much more impressive than the old 4.2-liter unit. I immediately thought about the 5.0-liter engine making its way to the Land Rover portfolio and how great it will be to have the extra power in those heavy, boxy vehicles. Luckily I will have a chance to sample those SUVs in a few weeks to see how well the engine does when it's got a more taxing vehicle to propel. I see no legitimate reason to opt for the supercharged XF now unless you want to go all the way to the XFR and its 510 hp.
The XF remains dynamically amazing. It's an absolute delight to drive and, as Joe DeMatio already noted, even rides well with these 20-inch wheels. Looks, luxury, and the driving experience to back it up. Here's a very legitimate competitor to the traditional luxury sedan heavyweights.
Phil Floraday, Senior Online Editor