As you’d expect from a luxury saloon, you won’t need to take the key out of your pocket when you want to get in the car. The XF has keyless entry and start, while the car can be locked by touching a button on the door handle as you leave. The key fob can still remotely lock and unlock the car, while arming the alarm, but believe me, once you get used to leaving your key in your pocket, you won’t want to go back.
You also get a plethora of airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and a whiplash reduction system for the front seats, which will all help keep occupants safe in the event of an accident. And for any little passengers, there are Isofix mounting points in the rear for securing child seats.
Another neat touch is the blind spot indicators in the wing mirrors – a glowing yellow warning illuminates in each mirror when there’s a car coming up alongside you. With traffic moving fast in the outside lane of the motorway, this type of system will give drivers that extra peace of mind when moving across.
With a large car like the XF, many drivers may find parking a challenge. Jaguar has attempted to allay this fear by fitting parking sensors at both the front and rear of the car. You also get a visual representation on the main screen of how close you are to obstacles at the front, as well as a reversing camera at the rear. If you hit something while parking an XF, you really have no one to blame but yourself!