DAF XF Trucks for Sale (167)

The DAF XF range has been a best seller throughout Europe since its original inception as the 95 way back in 1987. The new shape right-hand drive Euro 6 XFs that we buy in the UK are all assembled here at DAF’s assembly plant at Leyland.  As DAF are UK market leader, you can be sure that when you buy a used new shape DAF XF there will be plenty of available parts from a well-organised dealer network. The trucks themselves are put together using proven components and, as you would expect, the levels of comfort, noise and gadgets have increased over the years as new models are launched.  Read the guide below to find the right model year for you. Most of the XF trucks on in the UK’s used truck market are tractor units.  The most common power output for these tractor units is 460 – which was replaced in 2018 by the 480 – so this will increase in popularity over time. If not used as a tractor unit, chances are it will be a rigid with a costly body built – a crane truck for example.  This is because most operators will opt for the smaller CF cab for use as a rigid to maximise payload. Confusingly, DAF has chosen to keep the ‘old-style’ XF in production at the same time as the ‘New Generation XF’ that shared the futuristic cab design with the brand new XG cabs.

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DAF XF FAQ

What Engine is in a DAF XF?

There are two choices of engine in a DAF XF, these are the 11-litre PACCAR MX-11 and the 13-litre PACCAR MX-13 straight six cylinder engine. These tow engines give the buyer a number of power output options with most coming from the MX-13. For XF trucks built after 2019 these were 430, 450 (MX-11), 480 and 530HP. Prior to this time, the engines from 2014 to 2019 were rated at 410, 440, 460 and 510HP. The most popular choices in the UK were the older XF460 which has been replaced in the market by the more powerful 480, rather than the lower-powered and smaller-engined XF450 option. Our favourite? The top-powered XF510 or XF530 models, depending if pre- or post 2019.

How much Does a DAF XF Weigh?

The DAF is typically used as a 6×2 midlift tractor units, so it is best to give a guide to the unladen weight of an XF450 FTG 6×2. This is with the lighter 11-litre MX-11 engine. The two main factors influencing the unladen weight are the wheelbase and the cab type. As an indication, the shorter 3.95m wheelbase with the smaller Space Cab weighs in at 8,465kgs whereas the longer 4.15m wheelbase with the same cab weighs an extra 50kg at 8,530kgs. Adding the Super Space Cab option means truck operators will have to forego an additional 80-90kg in payload. This may be worth it for all the extra headroom available.

What is the Difference Between the DAF XF and CF?

The XF has a much larger cab than the narrower and lower CF. They are both available with largely the same driveline specifications including engine and transmission options, but it is driver comfort that requires that operators opt for the larger XF cab, especially if drivers are expected to stay in the cab frequently overnight. The CF is better suited to high payload local operations, such as bulk tipping and fuel deliveries.

Where is the DAF XF Made?

As with all right-hand drive DAF trucks for the UK market, the DAF XF is assembled at the Leyland Trucks factory in Lancashire, UK. That is not to say that they are manufactured here – the cabs are made in a factory in Belgium and many of the parts in the Netherlands. It does, however, remain the most ‘British’ of all the trucks available on the market.

Is the DAF XF Truck Being Replaced?

Yes and No. There is a ‘New Generation DAF XF’ that started to appear on UK roads in 2022. This is a totally newly designed cab, compared to the outgoing model that has used the same basic box since the 1990s. This new model sits alongside the recently introduced XG and XG+ models in terms of cab design. These cabs are the first to take advantage of new laws which allow larger cabs to assist with aerodynamics. The original XF is still available for purchase in  the UK at the same time as the new generation version. The market will ultimately decide when this will be phased out.

DAF XF A Brief Model History

So you know which XF (or 95 series/95XF XF95 or XF105) you are looking at buying, take a look at our timeline to see when facelifts took pace and new engines introduced.

1987 – 95 Series Launch

The XF as we know it now was originally launched as the 95 series back in 1987.  It was a new cab design that DAF worked on with ENASA of Spain (which was subsequently acquired by Iveco in the nineties) who branded it as the Pegaso Troner.

DAF 95 at launch in 1987
DAF 95 Series at launch in 1987

The new truck also had a new engine – the WS/ATi, an 11.6 litre, straight 6 cylinder engine with outputs up to 383hp at launch.

That year, the accolade of ‘International Truck of the Year’ was awarded to the 95 series for the following 1988 year.

1990 95 Series Euromaster Launched

This was a beefed up, flagship version of the 95 series with 400hp from the 11.6 litre engine.

1992 Facelift for 95 Series

The 95 gets more power – up to 430hp and a minor facelift.

1994 – Launch of the Super Space Cab

Just one year after DAF Trucks going into bankruptcy, the ‘new’ company introduced the Super Space Cab – effectively a standard cab with a taller roof bolted on.  Under the cab was now an option to specify Cummins’ 14-litre N14, rated at 507 bhp, (left hand drive only) ZF’s new aluminium-cased 16S221 gearbox was fitted, with optional intarder.  In the UK the examples sold were all the 11.6-litre engine already in use.

DAF XF95 Super Space Cab Launch
Super Space Cab seen for the first time on the 95 Series in 1994

1997 95XF Launched

Just one year after PACCAR’s acquisition of DAF NV saw the use of ‘XF’ in the model for DAF’s top truck in their range.  Still using the original cab design, the appearance was significantly updated.  A new 12.6-litre DAF engine replaced the old 11.6-litre unit.  This 24-valve engine was available at outputs from 380 to 483hp.

Again, the 95XF won truck of the year in 1998 – the year after its introduction.

1997 DAF 95XF Launched
1997 saw the ‘XF’ for the first time as the DAF 95XF was Launched

2005 – XF105 Launched

A revamp for the launch of Euro 4 emission standards. The cab gets larger – although still using the basic shell from 1987, modern looks soften the front the XF – at the time DAF claimed that the Super Space cab was the largest cab in the market. The new 105 gets the brand new 12.9-litre PACCAR MX engine with outputs up to 510hp to replace the 12.6-litre DAF unit.

2005 DAF XF
The XF still looks similar to the 2005 version launched for Euro 4

2008 – All DAF XF Trucks are sold as Euro 5 EEV as Standard

2011 – Revised MX engine for XF

The 12.9-litre MX gets new pistons, optimised fuel injection and a fully encapsulated exhaust manifold unit to give lower fuel consumption available in outputs up to 460 hp.

2011 – DAF XF105 Ate Launched

This special version of the XF was fitted with extra fuel saving gadgetry as part of DAF’s ‘Advanced Transport efficiency’ programme.

2011 DAF XF ATE Launch Image
The ATe version of the XF, launched in 2011

2012 – Euro 6 XF Trucks Revealed (Current New Shape)

With a new appearance and a revised 13-litre PACCAR MX engine, the XF was ready ahead of schedule to meet the incoming Euro 6 emissions standard.  The MX received new common rail technology, variable geometry turbo and outputs up to 510hp.

Keeping the same basic cab, albeit updated to compete with all the new cab designs launched by the competition, the XF did receive a new chassis and a revised interior.

Euro 4 2012 DAF XF Announced
Euro 4 2012 DAF XF Announced

2015 – XF SILENT models launched for operation in urban areas

2017 – Facelifted XF Launched

This facelift was more about improving fuel consumption than significant changes to appearance.  Worth waiting for this one as DAF claimed a saving of some 7% over the earlier model. You can read the blurb published by DAF at the time of the launch in our information section here.

DAF XF at 2017 Launch
The 2017 range relaunch including the DAF XF -7% on fuel

In addition to the fuel savings, the new range included a weight reduction of some 100kg compared to the earlier model.  Half of this saving is thanks to a lighter and more compact DPF system which means more room on the chassis for air tanks, fuel tanks and tool lockers.

There is a new-look interior with the launch of the Exclusive Line with ‘cognac’ coloured dashboard, door panels and leather seats. The instrument panel has been redesigned with new characters for a more modern display.

DAF XF Interior 2017 facelift model
DAF XF Exclusive Line Dashboard – 2017 Launch

Subtle external changes are to improve aerodynamics. There is a new sun visor design  plus wheel bay extensions and flow guides behind the grille for optimal aerodynamics around the truck and through to the engine bay. New grille closures reduce drag, and new gap closures between the headlight and corner deflector give the best possible aerodynamics.

DAF XF Super Space Cab Celebration Edition
XF Super Space Cab Celebration Edition

2021 Brand New cab for XF

The end of 2021 finally saw a replacement cab for the ageing XF.  Launched at the same time as the brand new flagship truck, the XG and XG+ that both sit above the XF.

2021 Model Year DAF XF
New Generation DAF XF truck offers maximum view on the road

The main visual change is the elongated front to improve aerodynamics and 7.5cm lower cab height improving the direct vision for the driver.

DAF have claimed an up to 10% fuel improvement over the earlier XF with revised drivelines using both the MX-11 and MX-13 PACCAR engines with outputs from 370 to 450hp with the 11-litre and 430 to 530 with the 13-litre.

The XF has the widest range of engines with a choice of 6 outputs compared to just four for the XG.

Although the XF has the smallest of the cabs on offer (compared to the larger XG and XG+) there is still around 2 meters of internal standing height.

If upgrading to the XG, you would get more room outback and a little more standing height, whilst the XG+ has the same room behind the driver is has a taller cab than the XF.

Full 2021 Model Year XF launch information 

New Generation DAF XF XG and XG+ trucks 2021 - Engine overview
New Generation DAF XF XG and XG+ trucks 2021 – Engine overview

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