Buyer’s guide to the Jaguar XE

Buyer’s guide to the Jaguar XE

Since 2015, the stylish saloon that is the Jaguar XE has been impressing us. See exactly what it can offer you…

Jaguar’s smallest executive saloon is an attractive buy with a lot to offer. The XE is smart, well-equipped and offers good quality throughout.

But do you want to know exactly what you’re getting for your money? Here’s a brief guide into the Jaguar XE…

Jaguar XE

What powertrains are on offer?

The Jaguar XE has a limited but decent range of engines. All engines are 2.0-litres, with the only exception being the V8 in the limited edition XE SV Project 8. That doesn’t mean there is only one sporty option though, as you can get a twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre unit in the 296bhp 300 Sport – the flagship of the standard range now the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 S variant has been dropped by Jaguar.

What trim levels are available?

There are a good amount of trim choices with the XE, from the base SE to the luxurious, top-end Portfolio. (If you want the ultimate XE, the Landmark Edition comes with everything you could want and a distinct look). As you go up the trim levels, more kit is added as well as items such as bigger wheels and sportier styling with the R-Sport, Landmark Edition and 300 Sport specifications.

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Jaguar XE

What equipment can I get?

On the base model, you get DAB digital radio, cruise control, speed limiter and rear parking aid as standard. You’ll want to step up to Prestige, however, as then you’ll get leather seats that are heated in the front, as well as ambient lighting.

Portfolio, the second-highest trim, will add a Meridian Sound System along with some other features like Grained Windsor Leather seats. The top of the range Landmark Edition will add some sportier styling, lots of optional features as standard and the premium features of the Portfolio.

What personalisation options do I have?

As mentioned before, trim levels can alter the look of your XE. Going for an SE will get you the standard look with standard wheels, and going for something like an R-Sport will get you a more aggressive look with larger 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. Other ways to make your XE your own would be through the exterior and interior colour options, different style wheels and visual packs.

Jaguar XE

How much does all this cost?

The XE starts at £31,505 for the base SE trim and least powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine, and ranges to £45,640 for the 300 Sport. As you can see, there is quite the price gap. No need to worry though, as that range in pricing goes to show just how much scope the XE has to offer, with plenty of kit and features added and available to fit as the price increases.

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