Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2017–)

What's good

Attractive and capable family estate.

Luxurious interior and comfortable ride. 

Flat load floor with up to 1700 litres of boot space. 

What to watch out for

Noisy engines.

Sluggish four-wheel drive performance.

German rivals provide better in-car entertainment.

25-7-2018: Report that hesitation from ZF 8-speed automatic transmissions of Jaguar XEs and XFs can be cured by an adjustment or reprogramming of the accelerator pedal potentiometer. That's where the problem lies.)

14-10-2018: Complaint of "clunky" 8-speed automatic transmission in new Jaguar XE 2.0 Ingenium petrol model. (Owner already has previous model XF 3.0D Sportbrake 8-speed auto with which he is very happy.) Jaguar dealer remapped the engine and owner was told he needs to drive 500 miles for the transmission to "learn" his driving style. (Other reports of same thing with recent XEs. See for XE:

21-1-2019: Two reports received in close proximity of Jaguar XF Sportbrakes settling unevenly on their air suspension. On one the offside rear suspension collapses after the car has been parked overnight.

27-2-2019: Report ever since delivery 4 or 5 safety warning lights scrolling actoss the dash of a December 2017 jaguar XF Sportbrake. The car has been back to the dealer for 1 day, then 1 week, looked at during its first service and most recently in for almost 3 weeks where it was driven around for 500 miles against owner's wishes and still handed back faulty. It is booked back in next week again.


15-3-2019: 44,000 JLR cars fitted with Ingenium 2.0 litre diesel engines recalled because CO2 emissions can vary and exceed the required limits. Affects Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF, as well as the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar, models from between 2016 and 2018. Issue discovered by the UK VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency). "Certain vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel engines may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition. The product does not comply with the regulation setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and the regulation on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles." Owners will be contacted by letter.

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