Jaguar now has something you might not expect from them, at not least in the U.S.: a wagon design. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a new version of the XF, and here is a look at why it could be a good fit for you.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 good for 380 hp. This is the same engine offered in the sporty F-Type. All-wheel drive comes standard, and the 8-speed electronic automatic transmission has a great balance of smoothness and power.
The XF Sportbrake design really stands out, especially from a profile view. It has beautiful curves and an elegant arc running the length of the body. The S trim level boasts stylish 20-in alloys, and the First Edition has diamond turned 19-in alloys. The rear finishes with wraparound LED taillights and a trunk-mounted spoiler.
All it takes is a quick 5.0 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour, so the performance aspect is definitely there. The handling and suspension are there as well. With Adaptive Dynamics technology and a near perfect 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, the XF Sportbrake is certainly ready for corners and curves.
The XF Sportbrake has that wagon design, making it much more versatile. Behind the 40/20/40-split rear seats is over 31 cu ft. Fold it all flat, and there’s over 69 cu ft. What that gives you is space that is about 6 feet long and over 3 feet wide at its narrowest point. That is a good amount of room for cargo.
18 miles per gallon city
The powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine certainly packs a punch. However, it only returns 18 mpg in the city. If you do a lot of city driving, you will be filling up fairly frequently, so the fuel economy is something to consider.
Looking for something that stands out from the crowd? The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is certainly worth a good look. Experience it for yourself and see what Jaguar’s latest wagon is all about.