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The Jaguar XF Sportbrake 20d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1550 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1550 kg 1970 kg
85 kg


Score 7


43%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake 20d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 57 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 72 mph (3287 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 43%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 35% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2000 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1550 kg / 1970 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
27%
Flat roads
Top speed
89 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
82 mph
Speed in practice
86 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17 sec. - (max. 15.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.4 sec. - (max. 10.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.4 sec. (max. 5.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1413 rpm, 89% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2109
2720
Percentage between accelerator
50% - 58%
39% - 45%
Power needed at 60 mph 1767 N
over: 1857 N
over: 2857 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
70 mph - (72 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3202 - (3287)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
9.6 sec. - (max. 8.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1757
2267
Percentage accelerator
91%
71%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
41.2% - 44.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
41.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
49 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 20d
Year
June 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (180 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3520 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Jaguar towing a Bailey Unicorn Madrid (1496) kg reviewed by Steve:

In their new model XF Jaguar have made significant improvements for those choosing to use their car to tow a caravan. There's now a road light test facility to check all your van's lights are working correctly, plus in the hand book is a table showing the min and max wattages for the road light bulbs that the car's electrical can support.

The new Sportbrake tows as well as the previous model even though its weight is slightly lower, I've found no stability issues on any roads or in any traffic situations. The new Jaguar designed engines are more economical than the previous Ford designed units. Our previous 2013 2.2D Sportbrake averaged 29 mpg when towing, the new 2.0 D is averaging 34 mpg and it's done less than 1000 miles so I expect it to improve as the car loosens up.