Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The XF2.7D is brilliant to be in and to drive, although the new 3 litre engines give much improved throttle response. However, my car has suffered from numerous electrical gremlins that have included intermittent loss of the cabin systems, including climate, sound and nav, heated rear window and external light failures, and most dangerously, several times going into limp-home mode in lane 3 of a motorway. The dealer has put in many hours on the car under warranty and the problems have been traced mainly to wiring and connectors. My car was one of the first production models delivered and I can only conclude that it was built in a hurry by an inexperienced workforce. The fact that the parking sensors were connected the wrong way round and some fasteners were missing from the engine bay supports this. If only it had been as near faultlessly reliable as my previous S-Type. Hopefully later cars are better put together but the experience makes me very wary of buying another.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The first 18 months were a nightmare with everything electrical going wrong & I ended up dealing with the md's pa at gaydon and nearly handing the car back. since all the bugs and recalls were sorted the car has got better and better especially since changing to grange jaguar from marshall's in cambridge. grange have been exemplary for the past two and a half years. Do not run an xf deisel on a "beer" income. servicing is expnsive, about ł1,000 per annum minimum excluding tyres etc.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Electrical gremlins, touch screen freezes, constant error messages on console, stuck open engine diaphrams nearly killed me, apparantly all known faults! Fuel mpg not quite as good as I thought a diesel would be, extended jaguar warranty I have found is a must and that is an extra ł105 per month I didnt bargain for, servicing costs reasonable but seem to be required more frequently than I thought.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good overall. windows dropped in garage on two occasions but no fault was found when car was checked. Fuel consumption is very good on long runs (seen up to ~55mpg) but engine is slow to heat up so consumption can be considerably higher on short runs, especially in cold weather. jaguar serving costs are quite high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Looks Great
XF has really smart and innovative interior
The reliability is so/so
Jag dealers ok...but not in BMW league!
Not bad performance, 2.7d underpowered! for a heavy car
Jaguar brought out the 3.0 litre to rectify the performance, wish i had waited for the 3 litre..( better performance and economy)

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Niggling issues at start, boot warning light on so could not lock car ( broken wire)- reversing module not working ( changed out module) - automatic gear box stuck in gear ( known problem but not recalled) but otherwise ok. Since running in town most of the time, reasonable costs.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is the 2nd car as the 1st one broke down so much the dealer changed it. this current vehicle has never broken down but has many electrical problems that sees me visit the dealer every 6 - 8 weeks! Due to above it costs a lot to keep it running as a prestige car should be.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It has been perfect bar an odd intermittent delay in the rear view camera which sometimes doesn't activate. this may be a battery saving system — and may not be a fault at all. It's a company car – so it's free although the tax bracket the car falls in is very high.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car had a fault with the fuel supply and a gear selector unit. both fixed under warrenty. Fuel costs are high, but I bought the car to use as a tow car. servicing costs at the main franchise dealer is excessive when compared to a local non-franchised garage.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Least reliable car I have ever owned. Fuel economy worse than anything comparable and only just better than my rx-8 when taking into account the diesel/petrol differential. no prepaid servicing option means ł1000 more over 3 years than with bmw/merc/audi.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car still turns heads, and the start up procedure is still a talking point. But the gear box failing on a one and a half year old car and left me feeling sorry I bought it, after I had read reviews from other drivers mentioning similar problems.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great looks both inside and out, drive and build quality very good. Couple of early niggles but these have been delt with swiftly. 20" wheel look fanstastic but do affect the ride quality on bumpy surfaces

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I have not had any problems to date. For the size of car and engine I think fuel consumption is excellent. however, I am aware that, should I need them in the future, spare parts are expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable apart from non serious faults but nevertheless require a visit to the garage, even though most are fixed while I wait. Not the best for the class of car, but acceptable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Other than software updates no problems in 3 yaers. \excellent economy, no repairs and good insurance costs. servicing costs are high. retained value after 3 years good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Dpf filter problems - quickly going from amber warning to red especially whilst driving in town. needed to be reset over 5 times. Tyres expensive and wear.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Iv only owned the car 4 months and had no problems so far. Very good for a jaguar the best iv had from a jaguar ,and iv been running jaguars for 40 years.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems, so far it hasn't missed a beat. Typical of o vehicle of it's size and power. motorway cruising has returned 47 mpg-not bad for a 3 litre!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only one minor problem with fuel. Fuel and servicing costs lower than those of smaller engined comparable quality cars that I have owned previously.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had 1 minor fault in three years, this did not stop the car being driven. Its not the cheapest to run, but I knew that when I bought it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Faultless. always worked perfectly. It's as fuel efficient as I expected but because of my mileage, I will need a smaller engone next time.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Excellent reliability, not one issue since I've had it. Surprised and delighted with the mpg I am getting considering it is a 3.0litre v6.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fault warning lights appeared twice but no problems found. From essex to cheshire, can achieve 48mpg driven at moderate speeds.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have virtually no problems with the car. It is quite econimical given the size of the engine and the speeds it gets driven.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

ouitstanding car, revived jaguar will purchase another or hopefully coupe version if built or even c-type if they build it

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The best drivers car I have owned and so much better (apart from styling) than the Mercedes CLS that I owned previously

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all to date. It's a big luxury car so it isn't going to be cheap. it's good value for money though.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems in the first 2 months. Much cheaper than my earlier petrol x-type jaguar but no jaguar is cheap.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults apart from those present when it was new. Parts and servicing are twice the cost of competitors.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

In over 18 months there have been not problems what so ever. Major service was nearly ł600, very costly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Perfect reliability. For a luxury large engined saloon, running costs are well below those anticipated.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

In the time owner have only had 1 problem. It costs are only as expensive as government fuel charges.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally reliable - it has never let me down. Fuel economy disappointing but other costs reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Reliableniggly problems wheel judder and auto wipers. Service expensive but one would expect that.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car is very reliable. The running costs are on the high side but the car is brilliant to drive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems with car always reliable. Low annual service cost compared to my husbands merc!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all in first 7 months of ownership. Verg good mpg for such a big car (40+).

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem with it. For the mileage and type of driving it's fantastic.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any faults with this car. Servicing can be expensive at main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

poor build quality in comparison with german rivals, however vey stylish.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not 1 problem during ownership. Who can get the manufacturers stated mpg!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. None yet and fuel cost is acceptable for the size of car,.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Dpf problems, electronics, rattles all below par. Mpg can be very poor.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only a couple of niggles. Insurance a buy pricey if in poor postcode.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults so far. Slightly expensive to run but what I expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It is just as the brochure stated, best car I have ever had.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems since owned. Mpg good only if driven sensibly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great drive, great to look at but a few teething problems

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems experienced so far. No costs other than fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Comparable with the quality of the marque.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
09-reg , Owner for Less than a year

great car ,still not up to my audi for build quality.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 17k miles. More expensive than a bmw.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Problem with turbo. Good mpg and decent insurance.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Nothing different than I would expec.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Fun to drive. Great looker. 21st century design.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

clock loses 1 minute every two/three months! .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A great design let down by some quality issues.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel

Have had no problems. Sevicing quite expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Hard to judge. only had it a couple of months

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. I am pleased with costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great can. Pleased with purchasing decision.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Servicing little high at 450.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems whatever. Very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far so good. no problems to report

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

not had it very long,but ok up to now

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Perfect - no problems at all so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely faultless. No issues.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only one fault: small water leak

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very reliable. Very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Its just for fun.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems with car at all.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Good for model.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all to date

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Heavy on fuel and tyres.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Grace, space and pace.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Totally reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

fantastic

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5