2021 Jaguar XF

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2021 Jaguar XF Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: September 22, 2020
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Adarsh Sharma

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The British manufacturer has finally decided to give a much-needed upgrade to their mid-size sedan for the 2021 model year, and they actually are giving it an overhaul. The 2021 Jaguar XF was spotted first in the year 2019 when the Sportbrake prototype was spotted testing. The new spy shots which have been circulating the media since January have shown the car wearing camouflage on the same areas as the Sportbrake Wagon. It is rumored to be powered by the same engines but dawn a unique design language. The 2021 model might also be based on the Jaguar Land Rover's newer platform meant for its 2021 cars.

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Sublime Ride Quality

Composed Handling

Amazing Cargo Capacity

Spacious and Airy Cabin


Engines feel slightly below par against rivals

Decent Interior Quality but not at Par with the Germans

What's New?

New design and exterior looks

Changes in the trim line-up

Pictures & Videos

2021 Jaguar XF Review video


2021 Jaguar XF in Caesium Blue Metallic color 2021 Jaguar XF in Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic color 2021 Jaguar XF in Firenze Red Metallic color 2021 Jaguar XF in Fuji White color
Caesium Blue Metallic

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Engine And Performance


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Trims and Configurations


2021 Jaguar XF Premium


247 hp @ 5500 rpm
Premium unleaded (required)
20 combined

$51,100 - $54,100

Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
25t Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $51,100 MSRP (18/20/23) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
25t Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $54,100 MSRP (18/20/23) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Jaguar XF Prestige


296 hp @ 5500 rpm
Premium unleaded (required)
20 combined

$55,550 - $61,550

Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
25t Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $55,550 MSRP (18/20/23) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
25t Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $58,550 MSRP (18/20/23) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
30t Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $58,550 MSRP (18/20/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
30t Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $61,550 MSRP (18/20/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Jaguar XF Checkered Flag Limited Edition

Checkered Flag Limited Edition

296 hp @ 5500 rpm
Premium unleaded (required)
20 combined


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
30t Checkered Flag Limited Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $66,600 MSRP (18/20/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Jaguar XF S


380 hp @ 6500 rpm
Premium unleaded (required)
20 combined


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $68,200 MSRP (18/20/23) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


Overall Rating

Jaguar has over the years become more of a status symbol. Competing with the likes of the Germans like Mercedes, Audi, and BMW they have their own aura whereas owning a Jaguar is not something that is discussed among the common folks but more among the enthusiasts. Currently, in its second generation, the XF has become a customer vehicle after its facelift back in 2011. Under the ownership of Tata, Jaguar and Land Rover brands have been impressing the buyers and have established their paws firmly in the market. Thus, let’s have a look at how impressive the 2021 Jaguar XF can be.

2021 Jaguar XF Sedan front view
2021 Jaguar XF Sedan rear view



Engine and Performance


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2021 Jaguar XF Features


Currently, the Jaguar XF is available in 4 different trims levels with an option of an RWD or AWD drivetrain in the first two models and the last models come with AWD standard drivetrain. There are three engine options available which are the 25t, 30t, and a V6 engine. All three engines are mated to the same eight-speed automatic transmission. While there has been no official statement in terms of the trims to be offered with the 2021 Jaguar XF, we predict that the trim line-up could see major changes. 


25t Premium

25t/30t Prestige 

30t Checkered Flag












Key Features

Memory for Driver’s Seat, Exterior Mirrors and Steering Column

Adds/Upgrades from “25t Premium”

Adds/Upgrades from “25t/30t Prestige”

Adds/Upgrades from “30t Checkered Flag”


Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Navigation Pro System

10” Touchscreen Infotainment with Connect Pro, Interactive Driver Display

SiriusXM® All Access Package with 3-month trial period


18” Alloy Wheels

19” Alloy Wheels

19” 10 Spoke Alloys

20” Alloy Wheels


Rear Camera Parking Aid with Guidance Lines on Display

Perforated Grained Leather Seats

Adaptive LED Headlights with LED Signature Daytime Running Lights and Auto High Beam Assist

’S’ Body Kit including Sports Front Bumper, Gloss Black Side Sills and Rear Valance and Trunk Mounted Spoiler


Power-Folding, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors

Heated Front Seats and Heated Steering Wheel with 4-Way Power Lumbar Adjustment Front Seats

Perforated grained leather sport seats with contrast stitching and 10-way Electric Front Seats

18-Way Heated Power Front Sports Seats with 'S' Embossing on Headrests


Electric Glass Open/Close Moonroof with Electric Blind

Key-less Entry

Ambient Interior Lighting

Red Brake Calipers


Power Adjustable Steering Column with Memory

Front and Rear Parking Aids

Rear Camera with Blind Spot Monitor and Reverse Traffic Detection

Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor

XF has a bit on offer for everyone. The 4 trims are slightly different from each other and have almost all the standard creature comforts and features. The differences are mostly cosmetic or mechanical regarding the interior and exterior styling or the drivetrain and engine upgrades.

The entry-level trim is the Premium trim which comes with a ten-inch touch screen infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control eight-way power-adjustable front seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, front and rear parking sensors Xenon Headlights, and Luxtec imitation Leather Upholstery.

Next in the line-up is the Prestige trim which has the features of the Premium and adds some more features like heated seats as well as a heated steering wheel. A choice of two engines is also present with the Prestige trims which include the standard 25t engine producing 247 hp and a 30t engine which produces 296 hp. This trim also adds a Wi-Fi hotspot and 19-inch wheels.

Next up is the Checkered Flag Edition which comes with the 30t engine as standard and adds some unique features and styling hints which make it stand out from the rest of the models. These styling details include exclusive checkered flag badging on the interior as well as exterior, keyless entry, and onboard navigation. The Checkered Flag comes with the cachet of limited availability.

The S trim is the top of the line trim of the XF which has all the features of both the Premium and the prestige trim level and has the biggest and the most powerful engine which is the Supercharged V6 producing 380 hp. It also has adaptive suspension and 18-way adjustable sports seats on the inside whereas on the outside it adds a body kit and 20-inch wheels.

2021 Jaguar XF Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Jaguar has been in a sinking ship when it comes to the section of reliability and dependability. They have been plagued with the issues of dependability and widely known for their complicated repairs. While Jaguar cars have a very good reputation for building cars that have good style and build quality but still are considered to be quite unreliable cars. Although they have been supplying cars to the Queen of England and her son Prince Charles the British manufacturer still seems to get caught up in some mishaps. We expect things to improve with their newer 2021 cars which will be seening a lot of updates, as will be the case with the 2021 Jaguar XF as well.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

Jaguar has its fair shares of drawbacks, unreliability being one of them. As a brand and in terms of ratings, the addition of Land Rover brings the overall reliability of the brand quite low when compared to the rivals. Talking about Jaguar individually and that too about the XF, it proves to be one of the best and the most reliable models of the automaker so far. Being an entry level sedan, the car receives lesser gadgetry that can fail compared to its more expensive siblings.

The XF was last rated by J.D. Power rating for the 2016 model which had a score of 75 in overall ratings and it has not been rated since then. There are no record incidences of recalls for the 2019 model as well, which adds a sense of trust to the fact that whatever may be the reputation for the brand the XF will surely not let you down.



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In terms of reliability, the Jaguar XF scores quite well which means the average repair and maintenance cost of the XF is also quite low. On average it costs anywhere from $80 to $4860 to maintain and repair a Jaguar XF making the average repair cost $360.

In the past few decades, the Jaguar XF has proved to be a reliable product. The same is expected from the 2021 model which will be getting a lot of new tech on board. Jaguar backs up the XF quite well which means that most of the repair costs of any unreliable part shall be borne by the car maker for the first five years. We do recommend you to get the extended warranty for a further piece of mind. Looking by the past record, the XF shall remain at par in terms of 5 year cost to ownership when compared with the segment.


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Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5


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Real Cost to Own







The above data is of the 2017 Jaguar XF model as the newer ones have not spent a lot of time in the market. In terms of the ownership costs, on an average, you will have to shell out nearly $66,880 in 5 years when you buy a brand new Jaguar XF Sedan. 


The warranty on offer by Jaguar for the XF is quite impressive and looking back at the zero recalls for the previous model year, the warranty package just adds more sense of trust and creates peace of mind for the consumer. The brand has been trying a lot to change the perception of its products being unreliable and the benefits have been reaching directly to the customers. The warranty on offer is as follows:



Limited Warranty

5 Years/60,000 Miles; Whichever is earlier

Powertrain Warranty

5 Years/60,000 Miles; Whichever is earlier

Corrosion Warranty

6 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance

5 Years/60,000 Miles

.A scheduled maintenance for 5 years or 60,000 miles whichever comes first also comes with the warranty package for the Jaguar XF. This is an excellent warranty package as most Eurpean luxury car makers offer 4 years of basic warranty with their car. Here, Jaguar is going a step further when it comes to warranty.

Miles per Dollar

The MPD of the Jaguar XF is quite impressive all thanks to the high combined fuel economy that it delivers.29 MPG combined fuel economy helps the Jaguar to put out an MPD of 0.09$ (w.r.t current gas price) which is quite good for a car of the size of the XF.

2021 Jaguar XF Buying Advice

Buying the XF is a true choice of taste. What you like is what you can buy, if you want the bold looking exterior and interior and you like to stand out from the crowd you can buy the Checkered Flag Edition, if you like speed and want to take your car on track on the weekends then you can go for the S with the most powerful V6 engine option. 

The best value for money trim would be without a doubt the Prestige with the 30t engine option and AWD as it has something for everyone, a powerful engine, good looks and all sorts of technology and creature comfort that jaguar has to offer.

Is buying a used Jaguar XF a good idea?

Jaguar has a good demand not only in the new car market but used too, as the car has more character and better handling than the german rivals like BMW and Audi. Although it does not have the best reliability record and the things to look out for is the tire pressure monitoring system which uses valve sensors which can corrode and cause problems, also ensure that everything on the car works correctly especially the electricals as Jaguars are known to have electrical gremlins, irrespective of when it was built. 

Another issue that can come up if the rear disc can get damaged due to the premature wearing off of the disc pads does ensure they have been maintained correctly. Many lovingly marinated Jaguar XF are available on the market and they are quite easy to spot and will keep you happy for a long time to come.

2021 Jaguar XF Engine and Performance


The Jaguar XF, being a midsize luxury segment, focuses more on the luxury front than the performance factor. But in order for any luxury sedan to be considered good, it has to have the best of both worlds. Currently the Jaguar XF comes with a selection of three engine options. The base engine that comes in the premium and prestige trims as standard is the 25t which is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine that is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission turning out 247 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque with an option of AWD drivetrain. 

The Prestige trim gets an option of a bit more powerful engine which is 30t that comes with the same automatic gearbox but has a tad bit more power and churns out 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel-drive comes as standard on the Checkered Flag Edition and the Top tier S.The top tier S comes with the most powerful engine on offer by Jaguar for the XF which is the V6 which comes with AWD and the automatic gearbox a standard and turns out a whopping 380hp and 332 lb-ft of torque which plunges the big XF like a bullet on the tarmac. 

 2021 Jaguar XF Sedan engine

As per the rumours the S trim could see an end this year due to it not being able to meet the stricter European emission standards with its V6 motor. However, the V6 is expected to be replaced by their new 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 which is paired with an electric supercharger that comes in their other models.


2021 Jaguar XF 

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series






2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder 

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder with Hybrid

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder 






8-Speed automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic


247 hp @ 5,500 rpm

248 hp @ 4,300 rpm

248 @ 5,200 rpm


269 lb-ft @ 1,300 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

As per the spec sheet, all three cars share almost identical performance figures. BMW 5-Series and Audi A6 have the same horsepower figures while the Jaguar just lacks behind by 1 hp less than the rivals. However, it puts out the highest torque even at quite low revs, which helps it to give more punch. The better engine to opt for would be the 30t for the XF, as it packs more acceleration power and feels extremely refined, the 25t feels quite slow to carry the heft of the XF.

2021 Jaguar XF Acceleration and Braking Performance

As mentioned before, the Jaguar XF comes with three engine options. The smallest engine which is the 25t producing 247 hp which pushes the XF to 60 MPH off the mark in 6.4 seconds and takes it all the way up to a top speed of 121 MPH. The bigger and badder V6 engine cuts off more than a second in terms of 0-60 time and takes just 5 seconds for the XF to reach 60 MPH. 

The top speed of the V6 also increases to 155 MPH which is quite good and gives a tough fight to the rivals, if Jaguar decides to change the engine to the 3.0L inline Jaguar Land Rover engine these figures could change a bit.

 2021 Jaguar XF Sedan accelerate 0-60 mph in 6.4 sec

Brakes on the Jaguar XF prove to be equally powerful as the engine. The braking performance in comparison to the rivals is not up to the mark but is good enough for the XF. The addition of new driver-assistance features helps the car come to a halt in just 116 ft. which is just about the same as other adversaries. The brakes have a tactile and firm feel when applied and do not feel spongy or squishy.


2021 Jaguar XF 

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

0-60 MPH (seconds)




Quarter-Mile (seconds)




Top Speed (MPH)




60-0 MPH (feet)




The base engine of the XF is equally capable as Audi and that of BMW’s. The Audi A6 delivers the top speed, thanks to its hybrid engine setup while BMW takes the win in terms of braking distance. The 0-60 MPH times are very much identical for all three car with the Jaguar being the slowest here.

2021 Jaguar XF Fuel Economy


Slow and steady wins the race, at least in this case. The slow and less powerful engine of the Jaguar XF helps it put out quite good MPG figures. Features like the start-stop system and lightweight aluminum build also help the XF to return high MPG figures

The other engine option although turns out quite fewer MPG figures but cover up for that loss in terms of performance that they deliver so either way the XF does not fail to impress you and has a bit for everyone's performance and MPG it's your choice. The MPG figures that the 2.0L 25t put out are 25,34,28 for city, highway, and combined figures respectively.


2021 Jaguar XF 

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

MPG (City)




MPG (Highway)




MPG (Combined)




Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)




Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)




Even with the Hybrid engine, onboard Audi fails to compete with the figures that the Jag puts out and with the largest fuel tank among the rivals Jaguar takes the win by a mile.BMW returns better figures than Audi but lacks in terms of overall range due to the smaller fuel tank 

2021 Jaguar XF Interior


The interior of the Jaguar XF scream quality and comfort all around. The cabin is set to get an upgrade for the 2021 model year, and although it is not yet specified what upgrades it will have, surely the use of more premium materials. It is expected to borrow features just like the I-Pace which include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a second screen for climate control and a new steering wheel. 

 2021 Jaguar XF Sedan cockpit area

The cabin feels relatively classy and spacious yet it somehow fails to match the quality and live up to the standards of the rivals. The tiered dash designs make it feel a little cluttered at times. The gloss black plastic trim that surrounds the infotainment screen offsets the overall classic look of the interior which makes the XF look a bit cheaper than the buyer would expect. Despite all the disappointments the interior is spacious, has class-leading levels of legroom and trunk volume, along with plush, supportive seating arrangements.


2021 Jaguar XF 

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

Seating Capacity




Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)




Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)




The Jaguar XF has the most cargo space than the rivals, with an immense 19.1 cubic feet of cargo space available it is easy to store large luggage and big boxes, the trunk is wide and deep and the gooseneck trunk lid arms do not get in the way while you are loading or unloading the luggage.

In terms of interior space, BMW takes the win but only when we talk about the front space, in the rear all the three cars have almost identical dimensions which means that all the three cars do not compromise in terms of comfort.

How’s the 2021 Jaguar XF’s infotainment system?

Well, the user experience of Jaguar XF’s infotainment sytem might lack intuitiveness, but it will surely not disappoint you. The infotainment system in the Jaguar for the 2020 model year was a big 10-inch touch screen display, which is expected to be replaced by an even bigger screen in the current model on the basis of the few spy shot that has been circulating over the web these days, but till Jaguar shines some light on that matter it is safe to assume that it will anyhow boast the ten-inch display which comes as standard and is combined with an 11-speaker Meridian sound system, including a subwoofer. 

 2021 Jaguar XF Sedan infotainment screen

Available as standard on this system is AM/FM Radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB/Auxiliary inputs with the option to equip SiriusXM capability, which comes as standard on the top S trim. Smartphone integration has been standard since the previous year, which means that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is not an optional addition anymore. There is a smartphone app that Jaguar owners can use to control a few features of their car via their smartphone. 

Navigation comes as standard on the higher models and optional on the premium model. In addition to the Prestige and S, model buyers can opt. for a 17-speaker Meridian sound system. 

2021 Jaguar XF Exterior


Jaguar gave the XF quite unique and distinctive styling, which is set to get an upgrade for the current year. With a new front fascia and an upgraded front grille with a new set of headlights. 

 2021 Jaguar XF Sedan 

All the details of the designs have not yet been revealed but the spy shots have shown the XF being camouflage mostly in the front which means it is getting an overhaul, or at least some major designs tweaks are in line for the 2021 model. The backlights are also going to be tweaked. It will also boast of an aggressive-looking body kit all around giving it a sportier look.


2021 Jaguar XF (Expected)

2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5-Series

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Length (inches)




Width (inches)




Height (inches)




Ground Clearance (inches)




Wheelbase (inches)




Jaguar is the lightest of the lot and is also the widest, which means that jaguar has used the clever design of the XF in order to provide the passenger with comfort and spacious interior as well as they have managed to give it one of the most spacious cargo areas as well even though the car with the longest wheelbase which is BMW has a smaller trunk than the Jaguar.

2021 Jaguar XF Safety

Jaguar has loaded the XF with a host of standard safety features and driver aides. Although it has not yet been tested by the IIHS or the NHTSA, the European authorities have given the XF a score of 5-star in crash test ratings which is the highest score, although the tests in the U.S are more stringent. 

Some of the standout safety features are as follows: 

  • Four-wheel ABS
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Post Collision System
  • Dual Frontal Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Dual Side Airbags

On the higher trims like the S, there are additional features that come as an optional extra for the lower trims include front and rear parking sensors, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic monitoring system, automatic emergency braking, and a drowsy driver monitor traffic sign recognition and a 360-degree camera is also available.

2021 Jaguar XF Competition


2021 Jaguar XF vs 2021 Audi A6

The Audi A6 is one of the most desired saloon cars out there. It combines the fun and speed of a sports car with the practicality and comfort of a luxury saloon, and it has everything that can make the big cat hide in the bushes if they stand face to face. 

2021 Audi A6

All the engine options in the A6 proved to be equally powerful although not as powerful as the Jaguar, considering the size of the A6 it still proves to be adequately powerful.

2021 Jaguar XF vs 2021 BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series uses quite an intelligent system that delivers power to all the four wheels of the car equally and gives the driver confidence like no other car out there. It does everything that the Jaguar does, but it does all that just a little bit better and the Jaguar seriously needs to up its game in terms of looks as the new 2021 model is quite a good looking car and can easily give the XF a run for its money if it does not give a tough fight.

2021 BMW 5-Series


2021 Jaguar XF Final Verdict

Typically British on the inside and equally stylish on the outside, the new XF will surely prove to be something that the customers will love. Not only will the Jaguar XF prevail in terms of good looks but will also get a more efficient engine option. Thus, the 3.0L inline-6 cylinder engine that is expected to be put in the 2021 Jaguar XF and the upgrades to the interior and exterior styling will certainly give a tough fight to the competitors. The spy shots that have been making rounds on the internet has done nothing but increased the hype amongst the consumers. However, we surely recommend you to wait for the 2021 model instead of buying the 2020 one due to its major improvements.

Used Jaguar XF for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 Jaguar XF 36 Great Deals Out of 258 $39,145 258 Listings
2019 Jaguar XF 2 Great Deals Out of 94 $25,593 94 Listings
2018 Jaguar XF 5 Great Deals Out of 70 $20,191 70 Listings
2017 Jaguar XF 12 Great Deals Out of 127 $18,451 127 Listings
2016 Jaguar XF 6 Great Deals Out of 91 $16,989 91 Listings
2015 Jaguar XF 13 Great Deals Out of 92 $7,995 92 Listings