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2017 Jaguar XF Pros vs Cons

Why Buy a 2017 Jaguar XF?
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Are You Considering a 2017 Jaguar XF? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

Built for luxury while still remaining affordable, the 2017 Jaguar XF is a superb luxury sedan to own. It has a distinctive design, an app that increases convenience and comfort, and a sporty drive. All customers receive complimentary scheduled maintenance to keep their Jaguars in tiptop shape as well. To make a well-informed decision on a new car, consider both the reasons to and the reasons not to buy a 2017 Jaguar XF, as listed below.

What's new for 2017

Auto shoppers who are interested in buying a Jaguar may wonder what's the difference between the 2016 Jaguar XF and the 2017 Jaguar XF. Is it worth buying the 2017 model? It's worth it to buy either model, but some features of the 2017 model aren't available in the 2016 version. Features that come with the 2017 Jaguar XF but not the 2016 version include a turbodiesel engine, a power-­adjustable steering column, power-­folding mirrors, LED running lamps, nighttime approach lighting, and automatic xenon headlights.

Ten Reasons You May Like the 2017 Jaguar XF – The Pros

1. Distinctive Design

The car features contemporary design with an interior crafted to establish a sense of well-being and comfort. A trademark of Jaguar, this model still has the unique wood insert over the instrument panel and doors. Everything feels luxurious to the touch inside the cabin. Only the best leather and high quality wood was used in its construction. Customers have a choice between wood and carbon fiber veneer finishes.

2. Lightweight Construction

The 2017 Jaguar XF is made of aluminum, a lightweight material allowing the vehicle to deliver greater performance. It has won Germany's most prestigious car award "The Golden Steering Wheel". The luxury sedan also ranked as "Best Saloon" in the mid-full-size category.

3. Remote App

Jaguar offers an InControl Remote App that customers can download on their smartphones. With the app, they can check how much gas is left in the tank, pre-heat the interior while getting ready for work on a cold morning, and locate the car in the parking lot. It's a convenient app to have. One will never have the problem of losing their car in the parking lot again.

4. Sporty Drive

The car's lightweight aluminum construction gives it a sporty drive. It has good ride comfort and handling thanks to the lightweight front double wishbone and rear integral link suspension. This car's Instinctive All Wheel Drive system also helps with improving handling.

5. Adaptive Dynamics

Drivers can activate Adaptive Dynamics in their Jaguar to automatically adjust the car's settings as conditions and driving style changes. It is safer driving when the vehicle is tweaked for conditions.

6. 10x10 Way Adjustable Seats

Traveling long distances is extremely comfortable thanks to the 10x10 way adjustable seats. The seats can be adjusted to ideal sitting positions for a wide variety of statures and builds. Built-in lumbar support reduces strain on the spinal column to help prevent back or neck pain.

7. 380W Meridian Audio System

Equipped with a 380W Meridian Audio System, music sounds clear and detailed. This audio system delivers sound quality good enough to meet the standards of audiophiles. Well-recorded tracks sound great. The downside is poorly recorded tracks may sound more noticeably poor. Audiophiles wouldn't have poorly recorded tracks on their playlist, so this may not be much of a concern.

8. Jaguar Elitecare

Each 2017 Jaguar XF comes with Jaguar Elitecare, a type of coverage that helps keep customers' vehicles in good condition. Under Jaguae Elitecare, owners of this model have access to 24-hour roadside assistance, Jaguar InControl Remote & Protect, and complimentary scheduled maintenance.

9. Jaguar InControl Touch

Jaguar InControl Touch is their new infotainment system that has fast response times. The infotainment system also has a contemporary graphical interface on an 8" touchscreen. Audio, satellite navigation, and other possible features can be controlled via the infotainment system.

10. Option to Personalize

Jaguar offers a "Build Your XF" feature on their website for customers who want to personalize their cars. Examples of what can be customized with the 2017 Jaguar XF include color combinations, an optional treadplate that can be illuminated with words of the customer's choice, and type of leather used for the steering wheel.

Reasons You May Not Like the 2017 Jaguar XF – The Cons

1. Complicated Infotainment Center

The infotainment center is complicated to use and glitches often in comparison to competitors of the 2017 Jaguar XF. Although one might adapt to navigating the system, nothing can be done to minimize annoying glitches. It will also lock out controls sometimes when one tries to do two things at once, such as turn down the volume while in reverse.

2. Interior Storage Space

In comparison to key competitors, the Jaguar XF has limited interior storage space and a narrow trunk. However, it still has one of the largest trunks among luxury midsize sedans with 19.1 cubic feet. What it lacks in with, it makes up for in depth. The back seat can't be folded in the base model, but it can in all other trim levels for a 40/20/40 split.

3. Abrupt Shifts in Dynamic Mode

Some people who test drove the car thought the shifts in Dynamic mode were too abrupt. Drivers can choose from four modes: Normal, Dynamic, Winter, and Eco. In Dynamic mode, the Jaguar's performance reaches its peek courtesy of a stiffer suspension setting. Default tuning is usually accurate, so drivers rarely have to manually adjust it.

How it stacks up to the competition:

Two of its main competitors are the 2017 Audi A6 and 2017 Cadillac CTS. In comparison to the Cadillac CTS, the 2017 Jaguar XF has spacious seats. The Cadillac CTS's rear seats are undersized. A Jaguar XF also has a smoother ride than the 2017 Audi A6, which has been criticized for a stiff ride.


The 2017 Jaguar XF is a great luxury sedan for those who want an upscale ride without sacrificing comfort. It has spacious, comfortable seats that can be height and depth adjusted for the perfect position. Jaguar's InControl Remote App improves the comfort and convenience of the vehicle with functions like pre-heating the interior and locating the car. A Jaguar XF is perfect for customers who want a luxurious, comfortable car.

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