STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - With the big XJ sedan on hiatus (rumored to return as an electrified model for 2021), the XF is left to carry the luxury load and up to five pampered passengers. And for more cargo space, the XF Sportbrake wagon is ready to serve. It lists for about $14,000 more than the base XF sedan, but comes with more equipment, including all-wheel-drive and a 296-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A 380-horsepower supercharged V-6 is available. The base sedan gets a tamer 247-horsepower version of the turbo 2.0, but the other engines are optional. An eight-speed automatic transmission handles the cog-swapping chores across the lineup. All-wheel-drive is available with the 2.0 and standard with the V-6. Keeping the weight down (and the performance up) are aluminum body panels and a platform made of 75 percent aluminum.
Base price (incl. destination): $52,100 (sedan); $66,150 (Sportbrake)
Type: Midsize sedan/ wagon
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (247/296); 3.0-liter V-6, supercharged (380)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Layout: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 25/34/28
Base weight (lb.): 3,600