2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Test; Nice To Drive
The new 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is an elegant wagon with a well-exploitable trunk. On the road is fulfilling, but for what it costs could be better equipped.
My Impression of Luxury 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake
The elegance and pleasure of driving the Jaguar XF sedan, on sale from 2015 (here the first contact), this version wagon long almost five meters combines a large trunk (from 565 to 1700 liters the declared capacity) and practical to load: The threshold is just 63 cm from the ground, and the electric tailgate drive is standard. In addition, for 134 euros you can open it and close it by passing the foot under one of the two corners of the rear bumper (the First Edition offers free this feature). The cargo compartment is square and, as well as the cockpit, very well finished: in the new 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake The care for the details is also found in the less visible points, and the materials are of quality. Except only the plastic on the sides of the console between the seats, but the technicians of the Jaguar ensure that they are already thinking of new materials also for that area.
The various functions are easily managed from the driving position; By purchasing one of the Touch Pro packages (from 2,799 to 4,204 euros), you can have (in addition to the navigator and hi-Fi Meridia) also the digital dashboard, with good definition, but not very appealing. Scenographic, instead, the air vents on the sides of the plank that disappear (rotating) when they are not used. The console has a neat appearance, but the user key of the “four Arrows” is small and surrounded by the many keys to regulate the “climate” zone. That, for 84 euros, can be equipped with automatic recirculation: Strange pay for this function, in a car of this price… Among the options of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2019 There is also the Quadrizona air conditioner, to improve the comfort of the rear passengers. About comfort, on the couch are really comfortable two adults (the wheelbase of 296 cm, equal to that of the sedan, allows to have so much room for the legs), while those who sit at the center of the sofa must contend with the seat raised, with the backrest stiff (because of Retractable armrest) and with the cumbersome tunnel on the floor.
We have already mentioned a couple of the arrangements planned for the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. The range starts from Pure, which has standard roof bars (silver color), the alloy rims of 17 “, the sofa divided into three parts (40/20/40), the” climate “Bizone, the multimedia system with touch screen of 8”, the active bonnet (reduces injuries to pedestrians in case D The investment), the speed regulator/limiter and the anti-theft. The Prestige also has leather seats (with electrically adjustable reclining armchairs) and bixenon headlights, while R-Sport (recognizable for sports bumpers and black roof bars) has 18 “rims and technical fabric seats. Then there are the Portfolio layouts (plank and Windsor leather seats, fully adjustable electric armchairs, ebony inserts), S (full-grain leather interiors and 19 “rims) and, finally, the First Edition, which also has a large glass roof (1.6 m2) Dimmable without touching any button (just make a movement with your hand over the head and the curtain scrolls forward or backward), the digital dashboard, the navigator and the Hi-Fi Meridian. As standard, the “without key” access and start-up system (the latter can be replaced by a waterproof bracelet, the Activity key), which for the other versions costs 1,073 Euros: not a little, since for much cheaper cars this item is not an extra. Among the other optional “out of place”, the folding mirrors (and heated) electrically: well 584 euros.
2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Engine Specs
Under the hood of the New Jaguar XF Sportbrake can conceal a 2.0 gasoline (from 250 hp) or one of the turbocharged, four or six-cylinder. Among these, the first is a two thousand available in three power levels: 163, 179 or 240 horsepower. Only for the less powerful variant is the standard six-speed manual gearbox, but it can be ordered (for 2,560 euro) The eight-ratio automatic one, the standard for all other versions. The traction can be rear, or integral: the latter is ordered with the 2.0 d by 179 horsepower and is standard for the version from 240.
We start the test of the new 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: We are aboard a 3.0 d. The V6 has a powerful and fluid thrust, as well as a nice rumble (to be a turbo diesel). The eight-speed automatic gearbox almost does not make the driving steps feel. In sports use you will appreciate the levers on the steering wheel to change manually (with the change in S mode, the gears set are maintained to the limiter). Elevated the road seal, and well controllable reactions, even if you exaggerate with gas. The electronically controlled suspensions (standard for the S, as well as for the First Edition) filter the irregularities of the asphalt and also the acoustic comfort is very good (pity only for some rustle from the mirrors at highways). As for consumption, at the end of the test (almost 200 km on fast roads) we read in the dashboard an average of 12 km/liter, far from the 16.9 declared for the approval cycle.