Used 2013 Jaguar XF Sedan
Jaguar XF Sedan
Offering an unimitable dose of Britanic flair, the Jaguar XF is the cure for the common mid-size luxury sedan.
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Jaguar's XF, when first introduced in 2009, signaled the brand's determination to attract younger buyers and transform public perception. Several years and many enhancements later, the 2013 Jaguar XF is finally a full-fledged player in the competitive mid-size luxury- sedan segment. Notably, its engine and driveline choices have expanded dramatically this year. There's a new turbo 4-cylinder engine, a supercharged V6 and two levels of supercharged-V8 power, plus a fine 8-speed automatic transmission and an advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Combined with the sumptuous cabin atmosphere the marque has long been famous for and the well-managed driving dynamics of these thoroughly modern automobiles, the Jaguar XF has earned its place among the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Lexus GS.
You'll Like This Car If...
Whether you're a trendsetter, trailblazer or simply an admirer of Britannic automotive design, the XF is a unique alternative to common mid-size luxury sedans.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're a hard-nosed value- or brand-conscious consumer, you're probably aware that the cache of the Jaguar name does not support the cars' residual values over time. A more mainstream German luxury nameplate is likely more your style.
What's New for 2013
This is a big year for the Jaguar XF. For 2013 the engine lineup, formerly all-V8, adds a turbocharged inline-4 and supercharged V6 to push down both fuel consumption and the cost of entry. An AWD system is now offered (V6 only) for drivers in the Snow Belt.
Tradition suggests a Jaguar will be softer and more isolated in its driving experience than other, particularly German, luxury sedans but the XF in any iteration is taut, responsive, balanced and gives good feedback through the steering and brakes. In fact, in the top-performing XFR, the scale tips the other way and it's the Jaguar that is borderline-stiff in its ride quality. The running character obviously depends on engine choice, now that there are so many in the XF line, but the supercharged V6 represents an appealing balance of power, smoothness and efficiency. The 8-speed automatic transmission that accompanies every XF engine works seamlessly, thanks to all those close-spaced ratios and adaptive shift programming, but there are handy paddle shifters for do-it-yourselfers. The new AWD system favors the rear wheels in its torque delivery to retain a lively rear-drive feel.
From the pages of science fiction to 21st-century roadways, the JaguarDrive Selector is one of the most innovative interpretations of a universal automotive feature. A beautifully crafted, metallic wheel automatically rises into the driver's hand once the Start/Stop button is pressed for effortless control of various transmission modes.
MERIDIAN AUDIO SYSTEM
Audiophiles will love the top 7.1 surround-sound audio system, standard on the XFR and optional on other XFs. The 825-watt, 17-speaker setup accommodates all the usual signal sources and includes HD and SiriusXM satellite radio.
The 2013 Jaguar XF provides an airy, upscale cabin, where rich leather covers all five seats and high-quality materials are arranged with remarkable precision. The ergonomically designed front seats deliver ample support for occupants of all sizes, though 6-footers will find rear-seat headroom slightly restricted by the aggressive curvature of the roof. Instrumentation is sharp and legible, but operating the touch-screen climate-control functions can be cumbersome. The top-line Meridian audio system, with its 825 watts and 17 speakers, is simply awesome.
The 2013 Jaguar XF has an aggressive stance, sleek and aerodynamic body shape and sweeping coupe-like roofline. Detailing is tastefully restrained and integrated, from the headlights' LED strings to the front fender vents and the chrome rear-hatch bar that magically fades into the backup lights. The range-topping Jaguar XFR features unique body cladding, gloss black upper- and lower-grille inserts and a distinctive front-end design. Several XFR touches are available to dress up the other members of the line, including front and rear spoilers and 19- or 20-inch wheels.
Notable Standard Equipment
For 2013, the Jaguar XF's starting price plunges by $6,000 from last year, but that's due to the 4- and 6-cylinder engines joining the line, not to any noticeable cutback in the level of standard content. All XFs have a hard-drive-based navigation system with a 7-inch touch screen and a DVD player. JaguarVoice allows for voice control of the audio, navigation, phone and climate-control functions, while the ventilation system's humidity sensor and odor control ensure a pleasant interior environment. Safety features include a full complement of airbags and the typical battery of electronic driving aids.
Notable Optional Equipment
The rearranged 2013 Jaguar XF line now consists of five models based on engine/driveline: XF (2.0 turbo-4), XF 3.0 (supercharged V6), XF 3.0 AWD (with all-wheel drive), XF Supercharged (blown 5.0 V8) and XFR (higher-output V8). Options are bundled into a half-dozen packages, including the Sport Portfolio for the 4- and 6-cylinder models (upgraded seat trim and adjustability, heated/cooled front seats, 19- or 20-inch wheels and aero add-ons) and the ambitious Speed Package for the XFR, which adds bigger front and rear spoilers and defeats the stock speed limiter to let the car run to a claimed 174 mph.
Under the Hood
Jaguar's XF engine lineup changes dramatically for 2013, with two new offerings stretching fuel efficiency for the mid-size luxury sedan. A new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (based on the engine in Ford's Explorer EcoBoost) is the base engine and the next step up is an also-new 3.0-liter supercharged V6. The latter can be ordered with rear-wheel drive (RWD) or Jaguar's new AWD system. The other two available engines are carryover V8s from last year, both 5.0 liters and both supercharged, though tuned for different output, 470 horsepower in the XF Supercharged and 510 in the XFR. All engines are mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy ratings range from 19/29 for the turbo-4 to the supercharged V8's 15/23 (for both power levels, interestingly).
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
240 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
251 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/29 mpg
3.0-liter supercharged V6
340 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
332 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/28 mpg (RWD), 16/25 mpg (AWD)
5.0-liter supercharged V8
470 horsepower @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
424 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/23 mpg
5.0-liter supercharged V8
510 horsepower @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
461 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/23 mpg
With the new 4- and 6-cylinder engines joining the lineup, starting prices fall for the XF this year. The base turbo-4 2013 Jaguar XF has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $47,850, some $6,000 less than 2012's starting price. That base figure is now in line with the BMW 5 Series and Lexus GS, a bit over Audi's A6 and well below the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Stepping up, the new V6-powered XF 3.0 starts at $50,785; the new AWD system adds $3,000. The two V8 models run $68,975 for the Supercharged and a heady $84,075 for the XFR. Loading on options, including the Sport Portfolio Package, lifts a 4-cylinder XF past $65,000; an XFR can top $90,000. Check KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers in your area are paying. Jaguar's reputation for dependability is still spotty, so resale values for the XFR will likely trail those of its rivals.
Jaguar XF Consumer Reviews
November 18, 2018
Great car and great reliability
I have had my XF for 6 years, put over 100,000 miles on it and have loved every mile. Reliability has been wonderful with only need for...
November 14, 2017
Favorite vehicle to date
After BMW 740, 750 and 550, tried this supercharged Jag and have never looked back. Beautiful, trouble-free and VERY fast. Never even...
July 04, 2017
best car I have ever owned
I have owned over a dozen cars in my driving life and this is the best for speed and comfort. If I had a drawback it would be that it...
April 25, 2017
MY XF is the seventh Jaguar I have owned including a 150 Drophead Coupe, 2 XKEs, XJ and S Types and they keep getting better. I love...
July 21, 2016
I haven't owned it long enough to determine reliability, but its under warranty anyway. I get looks in this car everywhere I go. Too...
June 24, 2016
Love it Love it Love it
Most fun to drive. The sound the power love that V8. Look forward to driving. Had 740IL this is fun to drive nimble, quick and stylish.
May 24, 2016
Jaguar's best kept secret
I have the SFR with the 510 hp supercharged engine that performs better than imagined. It is quick, nimble, and feels like it rides on...
December 28, 2015
A Sleeper of Monumental Proportions!
I own the XFR Edition, utilizing a 5.0 liter 510 HP Supercharged V8. In Sport Mode, this car will literally leave you pinned to your...
October 27, 2015
The only car I still love after years of ownership
This isn't so much a review about the Jag, but instead how I feel about the car. I'm a technical guy and I can't help but analyze and...
September 08, 2015
The best Jag ever!
The 2012 is the best Jag of the 5 I have owned in my many years of Jag ownership. I would recommend it over the XJ's and the S type that...