Monday, 19 May 2014

2014 Jaguar XF


As the flashy F-type makes its U.S. debut for 2014, the XF sedan packs a new turbocharged 2.0-liter and supercharged V-6 AWD configurations to capitalize on the additional showroom traffic. The new base engine sends 240-horsepower to the rear wheels through the latest eight-speed box from the Evoque for 30 mpg on the highway.



The 2014 XF sedan is still looking its best since 2013’s facelift. The slimmer headlamps and standard LED running lights are far more beautiful than the previous XF look. The revamp also reshapes the hood but keeps the center power bulge intact and leaping Jaguar hood badge is a no-cost option.

All the Jag’s beauty is paired with a quicker HDD navigation system for 2014, numerous aero styling packs and eight wheel options. Nearly a dozen leathers and woods, and even real carbon fiber make an appearance on the options list, quite possibly making the XF the most customizable $50,000 vehicle of any kind.
Jaguar ’s engineers certainly feel the same way about adding engines and drivetrains to match American buyer priorities. The new turbocharged four-cylinder brings the total to six different XF variants offered in the U.S. in 2014. The top three are the V-8 powered performance models and are a crisp $20,000 more expensive in most cases.

Exterior


2014 Jaguar XF –Exterior Dimensions:
Wheelbase (in.)114.5
Length (in.)195.3
Width incl. Mirrors (in.)81.8
Height (in.)57.5
Weight (Pounds)3,660 / 3,902 (V-6) / 4,050 (AWD)

2014 Jaguar XF – Standard Exterior Features:
  • Rear parking aid with Touch-screen visual indicator
  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Bright side windows surrounds
  • Bright mesh grille
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • LED rear signature lights
  • Automatic Bi-function HID Xenon headlamps with automatic leveling, Headlight washers and LED daytime running lamps; LED front indicators
  • Stop/Start Technology
2014 Jaguar XF – Optional Exterior Features:
  • Jaguar Leaper
  • Aero Kit Front Bumper
  • Aero Kit Lower Mesh Grille
  • Aero Kit Sculpted Chrome Blade Kit
  • Exhaust pipe finishers
  • Aero Kit Side Sills
  • Carbon-fiber door mirrors
  • Carbon-fiber fender vents
  • Sport Portfolio Pack with 20-inch Hydra ($8,575): Exterior and Interior sport styling pack consisting of 20-inch Hydra alloy wheels, Aerodynamic pack including unique front bumper with stainless steel gloss black painted lower mesh grilles and gloss black upper grille, extended side sills and rear trunk spoiler, 18x14 sport soft grain perforated leather seats and Piano Black veneer.
  • Sport Portfolio Pack with 19-inch Aquilla ($7,000): Exterior and Interior sport styling pack consisting of 19-inch Aquila alloy wheels, Aerodynamic pack including unique front bumper with stainless steel gloss black painted lower mesh grilles and gloss black upper grille, extended side sills and rear trunk spoiler, 18x14 sport soft grain perforated leather seats and Piano Black veneer.

Interior


This interior is very special and will be a daily treat to enjoy. The Jag is instantly a very different atmosphere to all other mainstream vehicles with surfaces and materials that justify its price. First-time passengers will be delighted by the (slightly gimmicky) power air vents and the rising gear selector knob.
The broad aluminum panel that forms the dashboard faceplate is a good example. It looks and feels spectacular next to the twin-stitched leather that wraps the top of the dash panel.
The interior is very roomy and the effect of the sporty roofline is not imposing inside the cabin. Previous Jag sedans had a noticeably low step-in and seat height but the XF is far more modern in that regard. The floor panels and dash up front show no intrusion from the structure underneath or from the addition of AWD components. This is in contrast to Mercedes 4Matic sedans, which still have a large bulge in the passenger seat floor that is not present on the rear-drive models.


2014 Jaguar XF – Standard Interior Features:
  • Jaguar Smart Key System with Keyless start
  • Driver information Center
  • JaguarSense lighting control, Phosphor blue halo illumination
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Electric steering column
  • Twin front and rear cupholders
  • Garage door opener Homelink
  • Twin front and single rear auxiliary power sockets
  • Jaguar 250-watt sound system with AM/FM radio, single slot CD player, MP3 disc compatibility and 10 speakers
  • 7-inch full-color Touch-screen; Media Hub with iPod and USB port; Audio and Video DVD; Bluetooth with wireless audio streaming



2014 Jaguar XF – Optional Interior Features:
  • Convenience Pack ($2,500): Pack includes Keyless entry, Blind Spot Monitor, Autodim exterior mirror, Intelligent High Beam and Electric rear sunblind. In addition, if Premium Pack is also selected, InteractiveVoice is included.
  • Premium Package ($4,250): Pack consists of hard-drive based navigation system, music storage and DVD player, 380-watt Meridian sound system with 12 speakers, HD radio, Sirius Satellite Radio (includes 3 month complimentary subscription), reverse park camera with guidance lines on display, front parking aid with touch screen visual indicators and adaptive front lights.
  • Portfolio Pack ($4,000): Pack offers 16x12 ways heated and cooled front seats, soft grain leather interior with contrast stitch, suedecloth premium headliner and premium carpeting
  • Split fold rear seat w/ski hatch ($600)
  • Convenience Pack ($2,500)
  • Cold Weather Package ($700)
  • Meridian 825-watt Surround Sound System ($2,300): 825-watt surround sound system with 17 loudspeakers including a sub-woofer with 15 channels of amplification featuring Meridian Trifield technology, Cabin correction, DSP-tuned performance and Dynamic Volume Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control ($2,300): The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist uses microwave radar technology to monitor for slower moving traffic and can alert you to potential hazards ahead. It can also control both throttle and brakes to help maintain a constant time gap to the vehicle in front.

Drivetrain, Suspension And Brakes


2014 Jaguar XF – Mechanical Details:
Trim LevelXFXF 3.0XF 3.0 AWD
Engine Size and Type2.0-liter Turbocharged 16-valve I-4 With Chain-Driven DOHC and CVVT3.0-liter Supercharged 24-valve V-6 With Chain-Driven DOHC And CVVT3.0-liter Supercharged 24-valve V-6 With Chain-Driven DOHC And CVVT
Peak power (Horsepower)240340340
Peak torque (Pound-feet)251332332
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic
0-to-60 mph7.5 seconds5.7 seconds6.1 seconds
Top Speed121 mph, limited121 mph, limited121 mph, limited
Fuel Economy Estimates (City/Highway/Combined)19/30/2317/28/2116/26/19

Safety


2014 Jaguar XF – Safety Features:
  • Dynamic Stability Control, Traction control
  • JaguarDrive Selector; JaguarDrive Control with Winter and Dynamic Modes
  • Front and side airbags, Side curtain airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes, Cornering Brake Control, Emergency Brake Assist
  • Front seat whiplash protection
  • Front seat belt pre-tensioners
  • ISOFIX anchor points for rear child seat
  • Security system, Remote-control central locking
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Brake pad wear indicator
  • Electric parking brake
  • Adaptive Cruise Control ($2,300): The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist uses microwave radar technology to monitor for slower moving traffic and can alert you to potential hazards ahead. It can also control both throttle and brakes to help maintain a constant time gap to the vehicle in front.

Pricing


Model2013 MSRP
XF$46,975
XF 3.0$50,000
XF 3.0 AWD$53,000

Conclusion






CategoryRatingDetails>/b>
DrivingAGreat Ride Quality And Cabin
PerformanceANew 8-Speed Auto Maximizes Power, Feels Quick
LookAStunning Exterior Beauty; LEDs Look Great
ValueBTurbo Four Not Much Cheaper Than Supercharged V-6
OverallA-Beautiful Jaguar Sports Sedan ... Now At Acura Prices