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2016 Jaguar XF Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Jaguar XF was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.3

Reviewers praise the 2016 Jaguar XF's luxurious cabin, citing its soft-touch materials and variety of attractive styling and upholstery options. Auto writers say the XF's seats are comfortable and offer a bit more head- and legroom than its predecessor. Test drivers like the XF's new infotainment system and say it has clear graphics and useful features, though some wish the system were more responsive. The XF has more trunk space than nearly every car in the class.

  • "Jaguar has never had any trouble upholstering a cabin, and the XF's is again second to none. There are 11 types of cabin decor and five grades of leather. That's matched on the outside by 17 paint colors and 11 choices for wheels. This should help the Jag stand apart from the crowd of BMW 5 Series and Audi A6s, even if the overall design is conservative." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The XF's interior boasts an attractive design and materials befitting a luxury sedan." -- Edmunds
  • "The details are nice enough. Soft-touch materials are good and the steering wheel's got great girth and weight." -- Jalopnik

Seating

The Jaguar XF seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats. A heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and front sport seats with added side support are available. Reviewers point out that the 2016 XF's interior is roomy, with a bit more head- and legroom than the previous model and good comfort and outward visibility from the front seats. Some auto journalists think taller rear passengers will be comfortable, but others say they may wish for more headroom.

  • "The seats are comfortable and supportive, while outward views aren't obstructed. Despite the lower roof, the interior dimensions have actually increased. Much of that has to do with the longer wheelbase that delivers slightly larger leg-, knee- and headroom measurements. Still, it's still a midsize sedan so taller occupants might brush their hair against the roof." -- Edmunds
  • "Clever packaging and a 2-inch wheelbase-stretch equals an inch more kneeroom, a half-inch more legroom, and an inch extra headroom. It's a comfortable place for 6-foot-tall adults to spend a long journey." -- AutoWeek

Interior Features

The redesigned 2016 Jaguar XF's standard features include an 11-speaker Meridian audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera, navigation and an InControl Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen. Optional features include a 17-speaker Meridian stereo, proximity key, an upgraded infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touch screen, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, satellite radio, rear cross traffic alert, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, parallel park assist, four-zone automatic climate control, driver drowsiness monitoring, automatic emergency braking and an Intelligent Speed Limiter system, which can adjust the car's speed to match speed limit signs and navigation speed data.

Reviewers say the Jaguar XF's new infotainment system is an improvement over the previous model's. Some note its sharp graphics and high functionality, while others think it can be slow to respond. A few auto writers like the optional infotainment system's larger screen and the navigation system's convenient features. The XF comes standard with a rotary shift knob that raises from the dashboard, which critics find intriguing.

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  • "… the standard InControl Touch infotainment system features a new, fast-reacting standard 8-inch screen with much improved graphics and functionality, including sweep and drag touch control." -- Motor Trend
  • "I'm still not a fan of that rotary shift knob, but even I have to admit that its presentation in the center of a sizable, satin-finish wood slab is rather dramatic. …" -- Autoblog
  • "A new infotainment system called InControl Touch has an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone connectivity. Though improved, the system reacts to inputs more slowly than we'd like. …" -- Edmunds
  • "An advanced (optional) new infotainment rig is at the center of the vehicle's world and front passenger's focus. The screen is the size of what would have been a decent TV years ago, and the software skin's nice to look at. Navigation feels on-point with Google Earth-style satellite views as well as animated maps, plus trick features like 'automatically tell a contact when you're going to be late to a GPS waypoint.'" -- Jalopnik

Cargo

The 2016 Jaguar XF has 19.1 cubic feet of trunk space, which is one of the largest trunks in the class. For comparison, most cars in the class have about 14 cubic feet of trunk space. Reviewers point out that the current XF offers a bit more trunk space than the outgoing model.

  • "Trunk capacity is up 1.4 cubic feet over the previous XF." -- Edmunds
  • "Thanks to a 2.0-inch stretch in the wheelbase, the 2016 Jaguar XF delivers rear-seat passengers 0.5 inch more legroom, 1.0 inch more knee room, and 1.0 inch more headroom, plus a bigger trunk for their luggage." -- Motor Trend

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