The 2009 Jaguar XF has a long list of standard safety equipment, which most reviews around the Web noted. Edmunds reports that the gear includes anti-lock brakes, stability control, active front headrests, and side and curtain airbags. “The Supercharged adds a blind spot monitor to the list,” they added.
At this writing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not yet performed crash tests on the 2009 Jaguar XF. Neither has the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an insurance industry-funded research group.
TheCarConnection.com will revisit the XF’s safety rating when crash data becomes available.
The sole omission from the 2009 Jaguar XF’s safety gear seems to be all-wheel drive.
In its class, Edmunds.com says, the XF faces competitors like the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Infiniti M45, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, most of which offer all-wheel drive, potentially “an advantage for those who have to deal with slippery weather conditions.”