What Car? - - Comparison -

The XF Sport­brake puts up a valiant ght and of­fers the brilliant han­dling that we’ve be­come ac­cus­tomed to in the XF sa­loon. How­ever, Jaguar’s clat­tery diesel en­gine re­ally lets the car down and, in the end, the smoother, more pol­ished 5 Se­ries has the edge in this and almost ev­ery other key de­part­ment. It of­fers a su­pe­rior ride, greater prac­ti­cal­ity and it’s cheaper than the XF, no mat­ter what your cir­cum­stances are.

Yes, the XF is faster and sportier, but the 5 Se­ries is still a ne driver’s car and a much more peace­ful cruis­ing com­pan­ion. It’s a brilliant es­tate and, in this four-wheeldrive form, it’ll cope with what­ever weather Bavaria (or the Mid­lands) can throw at it.

BMW 5 Se­ries Tour­ing

For High-qual­ity in­te­rior; com­fort­able ride; more prac­ti­cal boot; bet­ter in­fo­tain­ment Against You’ll want to add a few op­tions

Jaguar XF Sport­brake

For Sharper han­dling; stronger ac­cel­er­a­tion; more rear leg room Against Noisy en­gine; ddly in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem; higher run­ning costs



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