What's New for 2013:
- Normally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine cancelled
- Standard 8-speed automatic transmission
- Standard turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
- Optional supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine
- Optional all-wheel drive for V-6 models
- Optional Speed Pack for XFR model
- Automatic stop/start system for V-6 and V-8 models
- Navigation and infotainment system upgrades
Following an interior and exterior refresh for 2012, the 2013 Jaguar XF receives new powertrains and a modified model lineup. This year, Jaguar's least expensive sedan is offered as the XF, XF 3.0, XF 3.0 AWD, XF Supercharged, and XFR.
Standard equipment for the Jaguar XF models includes automatic bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlights, rear parking sensors, power-latching trunk lid, power sunroof, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The XF 3.0 adds a supercharged V-6 engine, and the XF 3.0 AWD includes all-wheel drive and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
Signature XF and XF 3.0 cabin elements include its JaguarDrive Selector that rises out of the center console for gear selection and air vents that rotate into place when the car is started. Leather upholstery, wood and aluminum interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and push-button ignition are standard on the 2013 Jaguar XF and XF 3.0, as well as a 10-speaker sound system with HD Radio, dual USB ports, Bluetooth with music streaming capability, and satellite radio.
The 2013 Jaguar XF and XF 3.0 can be equipped with several option packages. A Cold Climate Pack adds a heated steering wheel and a heated windshield, while a Convenience Pack provides Jaguar Smart Key keyless entry, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, auto-dimming high-beam headlights, power rear window shade, and a blind-spot monitoring system. A Premium Pack is also available, adding a hard-drive navigation system, reversing camera, front parking sensors, adaptive headlights, and a premium 12-speaker audio system.
In addition to these options, the XF and XF 3.0 can be upgraded with one of three Portfolio Packs. The standard Portfolio Pack includes premium leather with contrast stitching, heated and ventilated front seats with 16-way power adjustment for the driver and 12-way power adjustment for the front passenger, heated steering wheel, premium floor mats, and a suede headliner. The Sport and Portfolio Packs include these items, a choice between 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, and front sport seats with perforated leather and additional range of adjustment plus piano black interior trim, black mesh grille inserts, side sill extensions, and a rear lip spoiler.
Additional options for the XF and XF 3.0 models include metallic paint, upgraded wood or carbon fiber interior trim, split-folding rear seat with a ski pass-through, and an adaptive cruise control system with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist. An 825-watt Meridian Trifield audio system with 17 speakers is also available on these models, along with a long list of accessories including a number of aluminum wheel sizes and designs.
For added power and performance, select the Jaguar XF Supercharged. It includes the contents of the Convenience, Premium and Portfolio Packs plus a more powerful supercharged V-8 engine, active rear differential, Jaguar High Performance Braking System, Adaptive Dynamics suspension, and 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires. Exterior modifications include hood louvers and quad exhaust outlets, and the XF Supercharged is equipped with a heated 3-spoke steering wheel and Rich Oak wood trim.
Options for this model include a Sport Interior Pack (18-way power front sport seats and metallic pedals), adaptive cruise control with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist, adaptive headlights, heated windshield, power rear window shade, and a split-folding rear seat with a ski pass-through. The XF Supercharged model can also be upgraded with the Meridian Trifield premium audio system and a number of extra-cost accessories.
The performance-oriented Jaguar XFR includes a more powerful supercharged V-8 engine, 18-way power front sport seats, Meridian Trifield sound, unique Jaguar R design elements, and exclusive interior colors and treatments. The only options include adaptive cruise control with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist, heated windshield, red brake calipers, and an exclusive XFR Speed Pack that raises the car's top speed to 174 mph.
Under the Hood
For 2013, the Jaguar XF is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating 240 horsepower and 251 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm. A new 8-speed automatic transmission is standard with this, and all, 2013 XF engines.
The XF 3.0 has a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine generating 340 horsepower and 332 lb.-ft. of torque between 3,500 rpm and 5,000 rpm. A new automatic stop/start system is included with this engine, and an all-wheel-drive system is optional.
A supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine with automatic stop/start technology is standard under the XF Supercharged model's vented hood. This engine makes 470 horsepower between 6,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm, and 424 lb.-ft. of torque is available from 2,000 to 5,500 rpm.
The Jaguar XFR is equipped with a stronger version of the supercharged V-8. Horsepower measures 510 and torque swells to 461 lb.-ft.
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Jaguar XF are:
- XF: 19/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- XF 3.0: 18/28/21 mpg
- XF 3.0 AWD: 16/25/19 mpg
- XF Supercharged: 15/23/18 mpg
- XFR: 15/23/18 mpg
The 2013 Jaguar XF is equipped with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes with cornering brake control and emergency brake assist. Rear park-assist sensors are standard, and front park sensors are optional.
Additional safety-related options include a reversing camera, adaptive headlights that help to see around dark corners at night, auto-dimming high-beam headlights, and a blind-spot monitoring system. An adaptive cruise control system with Forward Alert and Advanced Emergency Brake Assist is also available.
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Jaguar XF as this overview is written.