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2009 Jaguar XF

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2009 Jaguar XF Review

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Sharing engineering features with the S-Type, the all-new 2009 Jaguar XF is the combination of a luxury sedan and a sporty coupe not just in performance numbers or impressive interior space, but in overall styling as well. With its wide stance, sweeping roof line, muscular fender well arches and additional doors, the XF looks like a more evolved XKR. Rivaling the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and the Audi A6, the XF is wider, resulting in more interior and cargo room. Straying away from the traditional, more staid look of Jaguar sedans, the sporty XF will have younger buyers thinking differently about the Jaguar brand.

You'll Like This Car If...

You'll like the Jaguar XF if you want a luxury sedan that focuses on performance with the option of a supercharged V8, but still has plenty of comfort features.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The tuned suspension of the XF might be too stiff, and those seeking the more refined and mature look of other Jaguars will only find hints of it in this sporty sedan.

What's Significant About This Car?

Replacing the S-type, the 2009 Jaguar XF is out to attract younger consumers with its new, fresh look. Straying away from the traditional luxury sedan, Jaguar has graced the XF with both attractive pricing and sporty characteristics.

Driving the XF

Driving Impressions This is no pompous land yacht; the 2009 Jaguar XF drives like a sports car. Its stiff suspension and Sport mode automatic transmission with paddle shifters seem to make...

all the difference. Through curvy mountain roads and long, sweeping turns, the XF exhibits minimal body roll and stays planted throughout. The supercharged 4.2-liter V8 delivers horsepower in a smooth, linear fashion, providing off-the-line acceleration and passing power in a heartbeat. In Sport mode, the paddle shifting mechanism is quick and responsive. Overall, the XF is deceiving in that its four doors and interior room don't suggest the sports car-like performance.

JaguarDrive Selector
The unorthodox gear selector stands out as an innovative way to put the car into Drive. With a simple turn of the knob, going from Drive to Drive Sport is effortless, with no button or lever to maneuver.

Bowers & Wilkins Sound System
A favorite among audiophiles, the Bowers & Wilkins sound system has precise and crisp sound output at any volume level.

2009 Jaguar XF Details
Interior

When first entering the 2009 Jaguar XF, the push-button ignition pulsates red like a heartbeat, and when pushed, the JaguarDrive gear selector pops of out the center console and the dash vents rotate open -- quite a show. Accompanying the high-tech experience is comfort, as the XF has enough rear interior space to accommodate adults over six feet tall, thanks to front seats that were designed smaller to make room for those sitting in the back. Luxury appointments include an optional Bowers and Wilkins 440-watt sound system, standard iPod and USB port and wood accents that are really made of wood.

Exterior

The styling of the 2009 Jaguar XF is unorthodox compared to the brand's timeworn sedan look with its sleek, flowing profile and steep windshield rake. The high-strength-steel chassis is wider and longer than its competitors, which includes the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2009 Jaguar XF comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with the JaguarDrive Rotary Gear Selector, 18- or 20-inch wheels, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), 320-watt sound system with portable audio interface including iPod connectivity, an auxiliary input and a USB port. The touch-screen LCD displays the audio functions and controls the iPod to allow full access to playlists and artists while the Bluetooth technology is able to pair up to five phones for hands-free use.

Optional Equipment

Options for the 2009 Jaguar XF include a navigation system with optional SIRIUS satellite radio and digital/analog TV reception, Bowers and Wilkins 440-watt sound system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, rearview back-up camera, front parking sensors, heated front seats and steering wheel, a power rear sunshade and JaguarVoice, a system that allows voice control for the audio, CD, TV, navigation, phone and climate control functions.

Under the Hood

Sharing powertrains with the XK, the XF uses a 4.2-liter V8 that comes in naturally aspirated or supercharged form, depending on the trim level. Connected to a six-speed sequential-shift transmission, both engine varieties do their jobs as far as passing cars and going up steep inclines. The supercharged V8 engine in our tester was impressive even at over 5,000 feet above sea level, feeling just strong as it did at a much lower elevation.

4.2-liter V8
300 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
310 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/26

4.2-liter V8 supercharged
420 horsepower @ 6250 rpm
413 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23

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2009 Jaguar XF Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 93 Ratings for the 2009 - 2015 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Inconvenient

By on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Ride, Power"

Cons: "Navigation, computer, visibility, inconvenient"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The strong point of this car is the ride and acceleration. Comfort in the back seat is very good. The downside is that electronics and human interfaces are horrible at almost every point. The Nav is stupid-unusable. The audio system is impossible unless you stay on one station all the time. Visibility is bad and the back up camera is so low resolution it is frustrating and embarrassing. The interface with the iPhone is very bad - sometimes I cannot use the radio because the car thinks I am on the phone. The gas gauge is not not accurate, trip computer is rudimentary. The video screen is small and the computer crashes periodically. The trunk is very big, but the opening is very small. Garage door remote is so weak I need to be 20' away."

5 people out of 16 found this review helpful

What else need be said- It's a Jaguar!!

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handles well, quiet ride, fun to ride in and drive"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I received this car from my husband as a gift in 2008. After receiving this vehicle, my husband and I took a trip to Philadelphia to visit family. On the way, and while stopping to refuel, we encountered countless questions and glances of amazement concerning this vehicle. People who were driving BMW's, Mercedes, Porsche's, as well as other high end vehicles, wanted to know what make and model of vehicle it was. We informed them it was Jaguar's new body style. There is no valid proof to my next comment, but I am almost positive that my car was the very first Jaguar, with this body style, to grace the highways on the East coast. AWESOME CAR!!!!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Extremely fast, handles like a dream

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Picked this up used for a sales car and can't complain much. It's fun to drive and flat out runs. If I had to pick on anything- the low tire function is on a lot. The tires are inflated correctly, but the sensors are on when I start the car and go off later as they warm up. Minor, but wish it would stop. The looks of it are very sleek. It is not a car that stands out symbolically like a BMW or Benz, but it is much more subtle and though people may not know what it is- they know it's well built."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fun Car to Drive

By on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car for my girlfriend and now want one for myself. This car is fun to drive. I have to be careful not to get myself in trouble with the law. Performs well during acceleration, around corners and on the open highway. The car is so smooth on the highway that you easily find yourself speeding, I love driving on the highway between Austin and San Antonio where I can legally go 85 mph. I of course push it when I can. Also, at 6'6" 250 I don't fit in a lot of performance cars. I fit very well here. There is not a lot of back seat room, especially behind me but that is not an issue since it is mostly my girlfriend and I>"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Jaguar is the best kept secret in America.

By on Monday, June 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Cons: "Somewhat "busy" instrument panel."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If I compare this Jaguar to a BMW 550, the Jaguar is easily the better vehicle. This was the last year with the V8 and is much preferred to the current turboed 4 cyl. A supercharged V8 is available in the current model."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Love it

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "FUN"

Cons: "For some reason, re-sale value isn't great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this car for 3 years now. It has had NO mechanical problems, no hardware problems. Actually, no problems of any kind. It is fun to drive, and has just been a pleasure to own"

14 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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