Jaguar XE Sports Saloon Overview
Engine, trim, equipment and price overview of Jaguar's awarding winning, compact executive class, XE saloon
XE has near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, Jaguar says
The Jaguar XE is the most “advanced, efficient and refined” sports saloon in the manufacturer's arsenal, Jaguar says. Strengths – according to the car maker - include its “near perfect 50/50 weight distribution” that optimises the handling, “assertive looks” that make it “instantly recognisable” and the “unparalleled” refinement.
The Jaguar XE has won several awards too. Highlights include: 2015 Auto Express Compact Executive Car of the Year, 2016 Business Car of the Year (BusinessCar Awards), and 2015 Telegraph Car of the Year. Euro NCAP – the independent body that assesses vehicle safety – also awarded this 5 seater saloon a Best in Class title for 2015.
Jaguar XE petrol engines include the: 2.0-litre 200PS turbo (SE, Prestige and R-Sport trim); 2.0-litre 240PS turbo (R-Sport and Portfolio); and the 3.0-litre V6 340PS Supercharged (S trim). 0-60mph times range from 7.1 to 4.9 seconds and these units average 37.7mpg to 34.9mpg. Carbon emissions vary from 179g/km, to 194g/km.
Jaguar XE diesel engines include the 2.0-litre 163PS and 180PS turbo (SE, Prestige, R-Sport and Portfolio). 0-62mph times range from 7.9 to 7.4 seconds, expect 75 to 60.6mpg, and emissions of 123 to 99g/km. This sports saloon is also available with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed auto transmission - plus rear, or 4-wheel, drive.
SE and Prestige trim equipment
The Jaguar XE SE trim has: cruise control, hill-launch that stops it rolling backwards when moving off, brake pad wear indicators, rear parking aid, and key-less start. The Prestige adds: leather seating with contrasting stitching, heated seats and mood lighting.
Portfolio, R-Sport and S trim equipment
Portfolio extras include: a Meridian sound system (380W), embossed aluminium veneer, and 10-way electric seats. The R-Sport has sports suspension to sharpen the handling and a body kit that enhances the bumpers and sills. Finally, the S has an adaptive dynamics system that tweaks the response of the suspension – based on how the car is accelerating, braking & cornering – to best suit the conditions.
Jaguar XE prices
XE prices range from £26,990 to £44,995.