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an available adapter that allows you to operate your iPod or iPhone (music only) via the central touchscreen.
The infotainment and climate-control systems are only accessible through submenus that are byzantine at best and perverse at worst.
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Many functions, from the heated seats to fan-direction controls, can be found only in touch-screen menus on the central dash display.
Many simple tasks require performing quite a few "virtual button" presses, and drilling down through several menu screens to access some audio functions.
Part luxury sedan, part performance four-door, the Jaguar XF has all the features expected of a car in its price bracket, save for the arguable omission of all-wheel drive.
All XF sedans come with power features; cruise control; automatic climate control; a sunroof; leather upholstery; walnut trim; keyless ignition; satellite radio; Bluetooth; steering-wheel controls; heated front seats; and a navigation system.
The nav, audio and most climate functions are controlled via a large LCD touchscreen on the dash. The XF's navigation system also incorporates iPod/iPhone control for music. A tap on the touch screen and you're controlling the flow of tunes through a target on the display; however some drivers will be disappointed to see that many of the climate controls have been moved to screen-only positions as well.
Moving into higher trim levels brings ventilated front seats, upgraded leather, and a choice of ebony trim. XFR sedans also stock standard 20-inch wheels; adaptive cruise control; a Bowers & Wilkins audio system with HD radio; and a heated steering wheel.Optional equipment includes a heated steering wheel and active cruise control. The 1200-watt Bowers & Wilkins system, available on non-XFR sedans, is one of the best-sounding audio setups the editors have heard in any vehicle, cost no object.
High-end features are par for the Jaguar XF course; we'd listen to the 1200-watt Bowers & Wilkins audio system any day.