So how has the base price gone up by over two grand?
Prices for new cars tend to go up, not down. And that's the case with the 2019 Jaguar XF sedan. But while the price increase may seem modest – even well worthwhile, considering the added equipment – it could mean you'll end up spending significantly more on the luxury sedan than you would have last year.
Depending on the trim level, pricing for the 2019 XF has increased by either $140, $200, or $760. But in effect, the price of admission has jumped nearly $2,200. That's because Jaguar has apparently dropped the base model.
Where the base sedan in 25t spec and rear-wheel drive started last year at $47,775, the Premium trim is now the least expensive model, and it starts at $49,965. That's just $200 more than the 2018 version of the same, but raises the point of entry by $2,190.
For the extra $200, you get JLR's InControl Touch Pro infotainment system thrown in as standard, with a 10-inch touchscreen. And the interior has been revised on this and every other model across the range. Step up to the Prestige model and you'll spend at least $54,985.
That's $760 more than last year, but now includes a suite of connectivity features thrown in as standard. The most luxurious Portfolio model now starts at $67,565, or $140 more than the 2018 version of the same. Spec it with all-wheel drive and you'll be looking at $70,425. The 300 Sport is new for 2019 at $63,810.
All (but one version) come powered by Jaguar's Ingenium 2.0-liter turbo four, available in a number of outputs and burning either gasoline or diesel. Factor in another $3k for all-wheel drive – which comes standard on the XF S, the only one still available with the 3.0-liter supercharged V6.