Jaguar's Only Surviving Sedan Has A Waitlist

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Want a new XF? Get in line.

The Jaguar XF, the carmaker's only surviving sedan following the discontinuation of the XE and the XJ's retirement, received a significant midlife refresh for 2021. Thanks to more F-Type-inspired exterior styling, a completely new interior packed with tech, and optional all-wheel drive, the second-generation XF is clearly the right luxury sedan for the time. How do we know this? There's currently a waitlist.

Speaking to Jaguar Land Rover spokesman Taylor Hoel at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, CarBuzz was told that "The XF has about a 90-day order bank, meaning every car that comes for the next three months is already sold." This is happening not entirely because of the XE and XJ's absence, but because customers "are looking at the XF in a different way because it's a strong, compelling product with a ton of features and great value. What's different is that those buyers are placing orders and are willing to wait for the car."

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2021-2022 Jaguar XF Sedan Side Angle Driving Jaguar

Jaguar "repositioned" the refreshed XF in terms of content and price, which helped expand its appeal. What's interesting is that the XF has managed to do this without the optional 380-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6, which was dropped for last year.

The sole engine is now the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 246 hp for the rear-wheel-drive P250S and SE trims, and 296 hp for the AWD-only P300 R-Dynamic SE. An eight-speed automatic is the only gearbox, and owners can expect to reach 62 mph from a standstill in 6.5 seconds. The R Dynamic brings this down to 5.8 seconds. That's not exactly V8-like performance but the Adaptive Dynamics suspension system provides drivers with a thrilling experience by continuously adjusting damper stiffness.

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The XF's new 11.4-inch touchscreen, now surrounded by a magnesium frame, boasts the Pivi Pro infotainment system capable of over-the-air updates and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 12-speaker stereo system is included as well. You'll also find open-pore wood veneers, aluminum accents, and insanely cool laser-etched speaker frets. Jaguar also redesigned the center console and gear selector knob. The price?

The 2021 model began at $45,300, excluding the $1,150 destination fee, and we don't expect those numbers to greatly differ for 2022. The XF may not be the supercharged beast it once was, but the long list of updates has ensured its survival for a few more years.

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