2017 Jaguar XF 2.0d R-Sport sedan:  British Glamour and Class! 

By Autoreviewman

A sleek, luxury midsize spots sedan, the Jaguar XF is the first Jag to be offered with a diesel powertrain in Canada. The new 2017 Jaguar XF 20d   comes with an “Ingenium” 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel unit producing 318 lb-ft of torque. – And 180 horsepower. Jaguar says its 20d diesel is a 44% improvement over the gasoline V6.  This second generation XF is a striking, yet contemporary looking car with its sleek aerodynamic profile and distinctive rear taillights.  It looks every inch how a thoroughbred Jaguar ought to look like. For 2017, all XF models have the eight-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive.

We tested a stunning Polaris white painted XFd with a number of options from the top R-line versions including:  20″ 9 Split-Spoke Style wheels,   Heated Front Windscreen. Navigation with SD Card, Head-Up Display, Comfort & Convenience Pack  offering Powered Tailgate and C Heated/cooled front seats and heated Rear seat as well as Soft Door Close pack. The Derivative Pack offered: R Sport vents, R-Sport rear spoiler and bumpers Taurus Leather Sports Perforation, Sirius Satellite Radio, Dark Engine Stripe, Adaptive LED Headlamps + Signature DRL, R-Sport heated Steering Wheel, and Trunk Lid Finisher. Base Price for our tester was $68,500. Options and delivery boosted the price to $76,850 plus taxes and fees. Safety is high and our tester arrived with: Autonomous, Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor (+ RTD CVS), Lane Keeping Aid + Driver Drowsiness, and front and rear Parking Aids.

The interior is also high quality with Jaguars attention to detail being top class. There is an upscale look to the cabin with unique looking textured gray metal and gray wood trim on our 2.0d. With a 0-100 km/h dash in about 8.4 seconds, the diesel DX offers outstanding fuel economy, and a huge mileage range to offset the slight decrease in acceleration times. Fuel consumption is impressively miserly rated, (City / Highway / Combined) L/100km: 7.8 / 5.8 / 6.9. Yet, such is the comfort and supple ride of the XF that driver will still be relaxed after long drives. Not much to complain about. If you must have extra visceral thrills, then look to the XFS model. The XF is a wonderful alternative to the European (Read German) competition. It looks unique, stands out and is a thoroughly modern sport sedan with unmistakable Jaguars style.

2017 Jaguar XF R-Sport: Base Price: $68,500

Price as tested with options and delivery $76,850