2018 Jaguar XE

Pros: Excellent balance of ride quality and handling prowess; wide selection of upholstery and trim choices; spirited acceleration with supercharged V6

Cons: Rear-seat room is tight; limited trunk space and small-items storage; so-so rear visibility

CG Says: The Jaguar XE gets a new 4-cylinder gas engine and more horsepower in its V6 for 2018. The base 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder has been replaced by a new turbo 2.0-liter four available in 247-hp and a 300-hp versions. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 is now rated at 380 hp—a gain of 40 hp. The 180-horsepower turbodiesel 2.0-liter four is unchanged. The base engine is now available with all-wheel drive and a hands-free power trunklid is a newly available. Jaguar re-entered the premium-compact car field for 2017 with the XE sport sedan. The XE comes in rear- and all-wheel drive form, and all engines use an 8-speed automatic transmission. XE uses Jaguar’s aluminum-intensive body structure to save weight for better fuel economy and driving dynamics. Available safety and technology features include adaptive shock absorbers, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, traffic-sign recognition, and a head-up display that shows both speed and navigation readings on the lower part of the windshield. The XE was Jaguar’s first compact car in almost a decade, and it’s a compelling entry in the segment. The XE offers a distinctive luxury/performance character, a good selection of available powertrains and trim options, and a suitably athletic driving personality—all at prices that are very competitive with its primary rivals, the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices 25t: $37,820
AWD 25t: $39,220
25t Premium: $39,320
AWD 25t Premium: $41,820
25t Prestige: $43,220
AWD 25t Prestige: $45,720
25t R-Sport: $46,820
AWD 25t R-Sport: $49,320
30t Premium: $43,120
AWD 30t Premium: $45,620
30t Prestige: $47,020
AWD 30t Prestige: $49,520
30t R-Sport: $51,120
AWD 30t R-Sport: $53,620
30t Portfolio: $57,495
AWD 30t Portfolio: $59,995
S: $53,270
AWD S: $55,770
20d: $38,220
AWD 20d: $40,720
20d Premium: $40,820
AWD 20d Premium: $43,320
20d Prestige: $44,720
AWD 20d Prestige: $47,220
20d R-Sport: $48,320
AWD R-Sport: $50,820

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (25t, 30t)
Horsepower
247 (300 in 30t)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34

Optional Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6 (S)
Horsepower
380
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (20d)
Horsepower
180
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
30-32
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
40-42

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2018 Jaguar XE
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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