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long list of electronic driver aids
audio system "a favorite among audiophiles
Kelley Blue Book
we like the navigation touchscreen
The 2010 Jaguar XF has all the features you'd expect to find in a high-end luxury sedan-and some that you don't find even in the most exclusive ultra-luxury vehicles.
Edmunds details the five different trim levels available, starting with the Luxury edition, which comes with 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, leather interior, 10-way power front seats, and a premium sound system with an auxiliary audio jack. The Premium Luxury package "adds 19-inch wheels, heated 16-way power front seats, upgraded leather, a navigation system with voice activation, and keyless ignition/entry," while the Supercharged edition gets the 470-hp V-8, 20-inch wheels, "an active suspension (dubbed ‘CATS')," and satellite radio. The 2010 Jaguar XF Portfolio debuts with ultra-deluxe upholstery and unique interior trim pieces, while the Jaguar XFR sports a number of "R" badges throughout the interior.
Optional equipment includes a heated steering wheel and active cruise control.
Automobile says the "long list of electronic driver aids" includes "voice control for audio and telephone, a blind-spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, a tire-pressure monitor, and an electronic parking brake."
Last year's optional sound system was a 440-watt Bowers & Wilkins system, a "favorite among audiophiles," according to Kelley Blue Book. "The Bowers & Wilkins sound system has precise and crisp sound output at any volume level." For 2010, Jaguar upgrades the premium system even further, and Left Lane News finds that "the optional...audio system cranks out a reasonable 525 watts for 2010, a decent 85 watt bump" over last year's model. Reviewers rave about the sound quality, with Left Lane News observing that it "produces clear sound and tight bass - not ideal for hip-hop, but great for pretty much anything else."
The 2009 Jaguar XF's navigation system also incorporates iPod/iPhone control for music, Motor Trend says. A tap on the touch screen and you're controlling the flow of tunes through a target on the display that Motor Trend says "was inspired by The Who's Quadrophenia album cover." Popular Mechanics likes the navigation touch screen, but points out that "it does require more pressure than other manufacturers' systems, and that can be annoying at times." With so many fancy electronic features, some consumers might be tempted to write off the 2010 Jaguar XF as gimmick-laden, but Los Angeles Times reviewers warn that jumping to such a hasty conclusion would be a mistake: "the more you live with the car the more you appreciate the subtle momentousness of the cabin electronics," which seem like "theater, or, more precisely, stagecraft."
The 2010 Jaguar XF builds upon the successful panoply of electronics on last year's model, including the wonderful touch screen navigation system.