Jaguar's long history as a legendary British auto brand underwent many changes in the last decade. Under Ford's stewardship, the brand developed a new exterior style, a drastic change for a car company with models that have used the same basic lines for 40 years. Now, in a bit of reverse-colonialism, Jaguar is owned by Tata, an Indian car company that seems willing to support Jaguar's design ambitions. Read full review
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Following the XK, Jaguar's new XF is the second model embodying the new design direction. This car went on the car show circuit as a concept, and kept many of its gee-whiz features in the production version. Read full review
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The mesh grille and the badge are the most distinctly historical aspects of the XF. Echoing its new design language, the hold bulges up, while the fenders are less prominent than with traditional Jaguar styling. Read full review
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A 4.2-liter V-8 sits under the hood, the same engine found in the Jaguar XK. And like the XK, the XF can also be had in a supercharged version, but still using the same basic engine. Jaguar molds its growling cat onto the engine cover. Read full review
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The fender vent is one of Jaguar's new design cues. Otherwise, the profile of the XF looks similar to many European cars, although the roof has a more raked look. Read full review
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The raked back glass, the chrome strip across the trunk, and the leaping jaguar are more elements that reaffirm a unique look and Jaguar brand identity. Read full review
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One thing that most impressed us about the interior was the lack of plastic surfaces. Jaguar chose metal switchgear along with the leather and wood trim. While the car is stopped, panels cover the vents, opening up when the car is started. Read full review
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We like the roller switches used for audio and cruise control on the steering wheel. Our car came with adaptive cruise control, so the switch on the far right sets the following distance to the car in front. Read full review
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With the blind spot warning option, a diagram of two cars lights up when a car is in the lane next to the XF. In practice the system worked well, although we would like it to also turn on when a car is approaching the rear quarter. Read full review
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Some of the XF's most innovative features are on the console, with a shift dial that recesses when the car is turned off. When you get into the car, it detects the smart key, and pulses a red backlight behind the engine start button. Read full review
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Climate and audio controls each use one dial and four buttons on the instrument panel, but these functions can also be controlled with the touch screen. The car defaults to this screen showing the current climate control settings. Read full review
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Although the maps look good, the navigation system is mostly unremarkable, with few advanced features. It is also DVD-based, which slows down some functions. Read full review
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The navigation system includes this onscreen compass, and you can enter coordinates for a destination for unmapped regions. Read full review
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The system gives you a variety of ways to enter a destination. This menu style is also repeated throughout the car's functions. Read full review
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The XF includes iPod integration, along with a USB port and auxiliary input, in the console. Read full review
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The XF gives you full control over an iPod from its touch screen, letting you select music by artist, album, and genre Read full review
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Sirius satellite radio is also an option with the XF. Its interface is a little busy, but works well. Read full review
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The six disc in-dash changer also plays MP3 CDs, and uses a simple folder interface for music selection. Read full review
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The standard audio system puts out 320 watts through nine speakers, but with the Bowers and Wilkins upgrade, you get a 14 speakers, 420 watts, and Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 surround sound. Read full review
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The XF includes Bluetooth cell phone integration, which also imports your phone book when a phone is paired. Read full review
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A rearview camera and sonar sensors help out in parking lots. Read full review
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