On holiday from UK in sunny Punta Gorda, Florida. Got friendly with a fantastic couple living in villa next door and inevitably subject gets around to what we drive in the UK. Got a Ford Edge 3.5l hire car which is unbelievably sluggish compared to the XF. I know it's a chunkier car but with an petrol engine like that surely it should take off? Anyway, we talked about the Jaguar and initially they looked very interested and asked if we were impressed. Once we mentioned it was a 2.2 engine, this couple's faces fell and they looked completely underwhelmed! :-( until we mentioned MPG (their Cadillac saloon gets 14 mpg urban/24 extra urban) however, with petrol being $3.60 a gallon around here- about £2.32, I guess they are not too worried!