Jaguar XE

5/5
Jaguar XE  new car image
Verdict

If the Jaguar XE is an example of the quality of engineering and design ethos that is to come in the future, then we are all in for a treat. The baby Jaguar with a ferocious bite.

Performance

Performance is still very much at the core of Jaguar’s heritage. While the XE’s new aluminium intensive monocoque improves rigidity improving performance, it’s also lighter meaning it’s more economical too. The XE is available with a choice of two diesel engines and two petrol engines. The diesel options are the four cylinder 2.0 diesel Ingenium engines with a choice of 165bhp or 180bhp. Petrol options include the four cylinder 2.0 with 200bhp with a range topping 3.0 V6 with 335bhp. Both diesel options come with a choice of a 6-speed manual or a 8-speed ZF automatic transmission while the petrol options come with the auto option only. All models are rear wheel drive.

Ride & Handling

Jaguar have a long sporting heritage so driver enjoyment was key in the development of the XE. While the XE excels in offering a smart comfortable ride, behind the wheel it feels sharp thanks to its new electric steering that turns in well making the car feel planted at all times. Throttle response and refinement from both variants of the diesel power variants is excellent with the 165bhp engine emitting just 99g/km of C02. Power delivery right up to the high end of the rev mark is excellent while the ZF automatic gearbox manages the power almost perfectly. Overall the ride is firm and engaging but perhaps not quite as sharp as the BMW 3 Series.

Refinement

The Jaguar XE is available with a choice of five trim levels designed with the businessman and enthusiastic sports driver in mind. The trims consist of XE, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S. The XE’s interior is in a class of its own. The BMW 3 Series does not come close in terms of design while the Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 can’t touch its ambiance for pure classiness. The first three trim levels provide a welcoming vibe with supple leather seats and a wraparound fascia while the R-Sport and S models get taut back hugging sports seats that empahsise the XE’s low driving position and instantly make you feel part of the car.

Quality & Reliability

There is no questioning the build quality, use of materials and finish to the interior of the Jaguar XE. When you consider this to be the smallest car in their range, it doesn’t make you feel any less special than their range topping XJ. The cabin is awash with leather on the seats and door cards while it get one of the best looking dashboards in its class. The centre console is finished in a combination of leather and piano black with contrast aluminium inserts compete with a 7 inch touch screen at the top of the centre console that houses the infotainment and connectivity system.

Safety & Security

The Jaguar XE scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP safety crash test making it one of the safest small saloons on the road. It gets some clever technology that improve safety on the road like torque vectoring that switches power to the corner of the car that needs most traction. Adaptive surface response, adaptive dynamics, head-up display, blind spot monitor, autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning.

Space & Practicality

Despite the coupe looks and designed roofline that the XE inherits from the F-Type coupe, headroom in the back for adult passengers is good. Legroom is not the best in its class but it’s still ample for adults. It gets a large 450 litre boot which is slightly down on the BMW 3 Series but enough room for a car of its size never the less.

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Key Facts

Make

Jaguar

Model
XE
Variant
XE 2.0 D SE MANUAL
Trim
SE
Car Category
Compact Executive
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
2.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
Saloon
Price New
€38,520
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€180
Tax Band
A2
L/100km Combined
3.0
Average km/L
33.3
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
56
Fuel Tank Range
1474 km
Cost of filling a tank
€68.26
Average Cost Per 200 km
€7.31
CO2 emmissions
99 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
163 bhp
Max Power kW
122
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1999
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Driven Wheels
Rear
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
227 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
8.4 s
L/100km Urban
4.00 L
L/100km Extra Urban
3.00 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Saloon
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
455 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
6 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
455 L
Wheels
Rear wheel drive
Tyre size front
205 mm
Tyre size back
205 mm
Length
4672 mm
Width
1850 mm
Height
1416 mm
Wheel Base
2835 mm
Front Track (mm)
1416
Kerb weight
1500 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
2100
Turning circle (m)
11.66

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
163 bhp
28 Variants
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Saloon
€38,520
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.4 s
  • New Price €38,520
Saloon
€39,560
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €39,560
Saloon
€40,935
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €40,935
Saloon
€41,160
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.4 s
  • New Price €41,160
Saloon
€41,960
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €41,960
Saloon
€42,270
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €42,270
Saloon
€42,275
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.4 s
  • New Price €42,275
Saloon
€43,600
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €43,600
Saloon
€43,960
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €43,960
Saloon
€44,155
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.4 s
  • New Price €44,155
Saloon
€44,260
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €44,260
Saloon
€44,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €44,700
Saloon
€44,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €44,700
Saloon
€46,190
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €46,190
Saloon
€46,555
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €46,555
Saloon
€46,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €46,700
Saloon
€46,850
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €46,850
Saloon
€47,175
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 200 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €47,175
Saloon
€48,200
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €48,200
Saloon
€48,760
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €48,760
Saloon
€49,290
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 200 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €49,290
Saloon
€51,000
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €51,000
Saloon
€51,630
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 200 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €51,630
Saloon
€52,115
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 134 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €52,115
Saloon
€54,105
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €54,105
Saloon
€56,315
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 240 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.8 s
  • New Price €56,315
Saloon
€58,585
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 240 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.8 s
  • New Price €58,585
Saloon
€76,690
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity 455 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 340 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 5.1 s
  • New Price €76,690