Home / Auto News / News article: Jaguar XF Diesel Achieves 62.9-MPG In Cross-America Trek - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 15 2011, 1:30 PM

Say the word Jaguar, and probably the first thing to come to mind won’t be fuel efficiency.

Jaguar recently took a road trip from New York to Los Angeles in a British spec XF 2.2 Diesel, and covered the 2884-miles journey at an average of 62.9-mpg. This makes it the most efficient Jaguar ever made.

The car Jaguar used was a showroom stock model and was not modified in any way. The trip took 8 days to complete, while the car made just 4 fuel stops.

The XF diesel achieved its best result on the penultimate day of the trek, achieving 67-mpg. That is incredible for a five-seater luxury sedan of any size, even if the trek was done at an average speed of just 53-mph. Jaguar credits its new 8-speed automatic gearbox and revised aerodynamics, which is available on all the 2012 XF models.

  • Stillwaiting

    OK, Jaguar has taken the step to show what a diesel is capable of. Now would they or a few other manufacturers PLEASE step up to the plate and have the car certified for sale in the U.S. So many of the attractive diesels ( BMW 118d, Vw Tiguan, A Volvo s60,many Opel(GM), and almost all Audi and Mercedes in Europe) could be sold here. Give us a few of them and see if they sell. I would rather pay for the engine, than be forced to buy only high end fully loaded (with questionable things like sunroof, automatic, navigation, computer interfaces, etc) because they think the priceof the engine might turn a few off. No, its the forced options that turn most people off.

    Enough of a rant, when will Jaguar start taking deposits? Great car !!