2011 Jaguar XF Supercharged

The Jaguar XF debuted for the 2009 model year, and we fell in love with it immediately. We named it to our 2009 and 2010 All-Star teams and we adored our silver Four Seasons test car, even though it was extremely sketchy in the reliability department. Since the XF's debut, it has received upgraded powertrains across the board, including the awesome 470-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 in the XF Supercharged.

Like our long termer, this Jag is an attractive, comfortable, luxury machine, with a spacious trunk, roomy back seat, and great presence-that also happens to be really fast and handle great. The Pirelli winter tires and heated steering wheel make it a fabulous place to be in wintertime as well. A heated windshield, à la Land Rover, is a new addition that also helps in this regard. Another welcome change in the XF's cabin is an actual push button for the glove-box door, instead of the sporadically operable touch-sensitive dot that frustrated us in our Four Seasons XF. Unfortunately, the touch screen that controls the infotainment systems remains slow and has small buttons that require a bit too much driver attention.

The XF's minor issues and poor reputation for reliability notwithstanding, I would still strongly consider forking over $70K of my money for an XF, which says a lot for this car. I'm not necessarily saying it's the best in its tough class, but I think it's the most desirable.

Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor

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tonkatoytruck, I was just about to write that. Knowing a car has crappy (very crappy) reliability and still pitching $70k for it? Yeah ... not so smart.
Well Rusty, if you would spend $70K on a car that you know perfectly well is unreliable, then you obviously do not have $70K for a car like this and your willingness to ignore its terrible reliability really calls into question your judgement.Jaguar makes Audi look good, when it comes to reliability and that is pretty sad since I would not and did not buy either. Don't get me wrong. I drove the XFR on the track and it is a great performer and with Roberto Gurrero behind the wheel, it was truly an impressive performance. But, I work too hard for my money to waste it on a vehicle that will be in the shop more than in ones driveway.I do give you credit for at least mentioning its poor reliability. That is more informative than the rest of the reviews provided.

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