Jaguar XF safety ratings

Jun 2010 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About this test

The diesel European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

About the test vehicles

Premium Luxury
3 litre diesel
Kerb weight:
1780 kg
Vehicles built:
Frontal+Side+Head airbags

ANCAP safety

Acceptable score:  32.38 out of 37

4 star. The Jaguar XF scored 12.38 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver. Passenger leg protection was also marginal. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 2.65 pts, upper legs 2 pts, lower legs 3.73 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 37 mm and downwards 10mm. The steering wheel hub moved 22 mm rearward, 20mm downward and 13 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 13 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The glovebox was a potential hazard for the passenger's knees.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 4 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


The XF is equipped with an active bonnet but it was not as sensitive as Euro NCAP now requires so the protection offered to the head of a struck child was assessed with the system undeployed. In most areas tested, child head protection was poor. Adult head protection was mixed. The front edge of the bonnet did not score any points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs but the bumper scored maximum points. Child head impacts 3.912 Adult head impacts 5.730 Upper leg impacts 0.000 Lower leg impacts 6.000 Total (out of 36) 15.64