Jaguar XF Sportbrake Coming To America From $70,450

Wagon lovers of America rejoice, as Jaguar has officially confirmed that – unlike the previous model – the new XF Sportbrake will indeed be offered in the United States.

In releasing the full details of the new luxury estate, the British automaker confirmed that the XF Sportbrake will carry a starting list price of $70,450, plus a $995 destination charge to bring the cost of entry up to $71,445.

Astute observers may note with alarm that, at that price, the Sportbrake is considerably more expensive than the XF sedan on which it’s based, and which carries a starting sticker price of $47,775. But that wouldn’t exactly be comparing apples to apples, as the wagon at present comes only in S spec and all-wheel drive, its 3.0-liter supercharged V6 rated at 380 horsepower. Specify the sedan with the same and the sticker jumps to $66,865, so what you’re really looking at is a premium of $3,585 for the added cargo space, a trick auto-tinting panoramic sunroof, and more.

There’ll be a First Edition of the XF Sportbrake offered as well, with added features, from $72,100. (The F-Pace crossover, for comparison’s sake, starts at $42,065, or $59,776 in S AWD spec with the same 380-hp engine.) Jaguar doesn’t appear concerned that however few Sportbrakes it sells in the United States (or elsewhere for that matter) will cannibalize much sales from the F-Pace.

It does evidently hope, however, to attract some customers away from rivals like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon (priced from $62,300 with a 329-hp twin-turbo V6) and Volvo V90 (from $49,950 with the 250-hp turbo four, or $55,950 with the 316-hp twin-charged engine). Audi doesn’t currently offer its A6 Avant in the United States, nor does BMW its 5 Series Touring model – but the new 6 Series Gran Turismo, with its unusual roofline, may entice some customers.

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  • donald seymour

    Wow, they really placed themselves out of the market.

    • Kash

      Yes and no. Compared to what their competitors offer in the US, aside from Volvo, no, they’re right in the price range, depending on what equally equipped cars would cost. Figure the Jag has a fair amount of optional equipment compared to the E400 and it also makes considerably more power than the E400 and V90 as well. It’ll also be the most powerful of the 3 until the E63 hits the dealerships.

      • All Hands on Deck

        A Jag wagon, in this model, will sink like the turd it’ll be in this class, for that asking price.

      • donald seymour

        I see your point, I see your point, I really do. But really? So, you’re telling me that the Jag is in competitive range with it’s counterparts? Well, before we even discuss power output let’s talk about the whole dynamic of what the end-users think. Do you really think that the average consumer would care about the power hike? Like for real? Do you think that they would really care?

        • Kash

          no, they probably don’t, but right now I don’t think the people who are going to be buying wagons are your average customer. They’re going to be more of the car enthusiast type and that’s why we have the E400 instead of E300 and we’re getting the XF S instead of the i4 models.

          But even without the power hike, the E400 wagon still starts at $62k but the cheapest one i can find for sale is $65k and they’re averaging over $70k and a lot are even hitting $80k. Jag knows the market and priced themselves right in it.

          • donald seymour

            Point taken. So, what is your view the Jag vs the Volvo?

          • Kash

            TL;DR two cars for two different consumer groups with the E400 in the middle.

            Merc said the E63 wagon will only be for order, not in dealerships, i’m gonna say a few bigger dealerships will have the E63 wagon in the showroom sitting around without having them sold waiting for people to walk in off the street. The E400 is in dealerships though.

            Volvo said the same thing about V90 outside of the Cross Country trim. Volvo is a low volume brand and the V90 will be an even lower volume model, most dealerships won’t want to take the risk, so the V90 will stay strictly as order only except for maybe a few dealerships owned by enthusiasts trying to bring the wagon back to the states. the Jag will be more like the Merc, even if Jag says “by order only” dealerships will order some to have them on the lot ready to be bought by anyone who just walks in. Because of that the Jag may just outsell the V90, but if we factor in the Cross Country model, then the V90 will probably outsell the Jag.

            The V90 is also significantly cheaper, even in Cross Country trim. Right now you can get in one for about $53k at the low and tap out at $76k so your average price is around $64k, still less than the Jag which will give it an edge, but the V90 won’t be as sporty and won’t attract the people looking for the nicer sound from the 6-cylinder, the V90 is only available in T6 with the 315 i4.

            The V90 will be able to attract people buying the E400 for it’s practicality but want something that stands out visually or people who want something more efficient instead of sporty and dynamic. The XF and V90 are geared to mostly different people with the E400 kind of sitting in the middle ground between the two.

            As for which I’d pick in XF vs E400 vs V90, I’d probably go with the Jag. I like the subdued looks of the new XF and it has the same supercharged v6 that my F-pace has and i love the sound of it and the response it has as well.

  • IF I WERE GOING FOR A WAGON THE OPEL/VAUXHALL IS MUCH SHARPER LOOKING. SORRY BUICK YOU RUINED IT WITH THE CLADDING.

    • Matt

      But you don’t have the choice of the Opel, do you?

      • Jay

        Well do you know which country they live in?

        • Matt

          No but you can’t buy a Buick and an Opel in the same market. And as the Buick wagon is only available in the US… one can assume he’s American.

      • NOPE AND NEVER EVEN SEEN A VAUXHALL BUT I CAN SEE IT IN THE PRETTY PICTURES.
        AS STATED I’M NOT IN THE MARKET FOR A WAGON.

        • gor134

          The grille on the Buick is also much uglier

  • Nordschleife

    They only priced this vehicle like Mercedes prices the E-Class. All enthusiast want a wagon but that’s not the general public so why should they make a slew of models when they barely sell. Those that desire the wagon version should be happy it’s here and in a few years you’ll be able to pick up a used one for a more reasonable price.

  • Blade t

    Not gonna sell many of these in the US….

  • Jaguar relay ruined its line when they abandoned that trademark round headlights and grill look. They could have done what the German cars have been doing from the start to present. It helps maintain identity and a sense of luxury. Now it looks just like another generic sedan. It could be a Ford, Hyundai, a KIA, anything.