The cost of the 2011 Jaguar XF modeIs' sleek styling is apparent as soon as you open the doors and get inside. In front, driver and passenger sit low, with good side support and power adjustments that multiply with each pricier model; headroom is adequate, and it's possible to get a nice, upright driving position. Behind them, it's a different story; the rear seats may as well be used for luggage because the Jaguar XF's slinky shape and low roofline cut into backseat room with no apologies. The bucket-style perches in back are comfy for smaller adults, but others will find inadequate headroom.
The lavish materials inside set a new high-water mark for Jaguar. Leather trim is double-stitched, and LED lighting mixes with choice wood and metallic trim to turn the cabin into a most atmospheric space. The console and doors have enough small-item storage, too, even a deep cup holder.
That said, no matter where you're sitting you're surrounded by high-grade leather and other warm, soft materials. Look around, and the instrument panel and center console are appointed in aluminum finishes and wood veneers, along with contrast stitching.
Ride quality in the XF is quite impressive; the suspension is tuned to be somewhat soft in standard XF models especially, but there's no floatiness or bounciness and the body always feels under control.