Jaguar XE variants
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Total cash price £21,999. Borrowing £17,599 with a £4,400 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
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Jaguar XE buying guide

What Jaguar XE trim levels are there?

From 2019, the S trim opened the XE trim level range. S models include automatic LED headlights with high-beam assist, a reversing camera, electrically adjustable front seats, lane-keep assist and a 10-inch touchscreen with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and online sat-nav.

SE adds power-folding mirrors, keyless entry, a digital instrument cluster and parking assistance. Top-spec HSE gets 19-inch alloy wheels (an inch bigger than lower-spec cars), upgraded leather seats, an upgraded infotainment system and extra active safety aids, namely blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

These trims can be had in normal or R-Dynamic versions, the latter adding a more aggressive-looking body kit, sports seats and different wheel designs.

R-Dynamic Black, as the name suggests, adds black mirror caps, wheels and exterior trim, plus privacy glass and a panoramic sunroof. Sport trim was a limited-run edition featuring the most powerful petrol engine, while the Reims Edition riffs off Jaguar’s performance heritage with French Racing Blue paint and black trim. The Reims Edition is based on the R-Design S specification.

Jaguar XE interior and technology

Even as the smallest and most affordable Jaguar, the XE feels suitably premium inside – especially since the 2019 facelift, which brought posher materials and a much upgraded infotainment system. These newer cars get a cleaner centre console with tidied up climate controls, and touch panels on the steering wheel instead of the checkerboard of buttons you got in pre-facelift cars. Material quality is good – soft leather comes as standard on the seats and steering wheel.

Jaguar XE boot space and dimensions

Sitting a little shorter than the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, the 4.68-metre-long Jaguar XE is a bit more snug inside than its rivals. You should have plenty of space up front but tall adults will find their head brushing against the roof. Legroom and elbow room could also be better, and this won’t be a car that you’ll want to carry four passengers in very often. Post-2019 cars have a 410-litre boot and folding rear seats were optional, so the XE is a little down on boot space compared to a 3 Series or A4. Most of the XE’s rivals also come as an estate with a more practical loadspace, but the XE is sold only as a saloon.

Jaguar XE engine range explained

(Most popular) Jaguar XE D200 diesel

The Jaguar XE is an excellent motorway cruiser, so a mild-hybrid diesel engine is a great companion. Capable of 57mpg, this 200hp diesel engine is also powerful enough to whisk you from 0-62mph in less than seven seconds. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is fitted as standard, as is the case with every engine.

Jaguar XE D180 diesel

The predecessor to the D200, the D180 misses out on the fuel-saving tech and consequently isn’t as economical – drive carefully and you may just hit 50mpg. It’s not as fast, either, although 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds isn’t too bad. Most cars are rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available on this engine.

Jaguar XE P250 petrol

If you mainly do short journeys or aren’t a fan of diesel power, there are a couple of compelling and slightly overpowered petrol engines available in the XE. The first is the 250hp P250, which manages up to 36mpg and can hit national single-lane speed limits in under 6.5 seconds.

Jaguar XE P300 petrol

The P300 petrol gains 50hp and four-wheel drive, and both those things help to further reduce the 0-62mph time to 5.7 seconds. They help to reduce the fuel economy figure, too, with up to 33mpg promised. That’s about what you should expect from such a powerful engine – it’s on a par with similarly powerful hot hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Golf R.


The Jaguar XE has been on sale since summer 2015 and was facelifted in early 2019. It indirectly replaced the S-Type in its positioning as Jaguar’s smaller saloon, and all XEs come as a four-door saloon. An automatic gearbox comes as standard. 

Jaguar has a bad reputation for reliability but that doesn’t mean you’re walking into a money pit that regularly breaks down. We expect that most XEs will prove reliable, although you may wish to take out our extended warranty cover if you’re at all worried about the XE’s long-term dependability.

The XE doesn’t sell nearly as well as its main rivals, but there’s a lot to like if you do decide to check it out. It’s one of the better-driving executive saloons, and up there with the most comfortable, so it’s enjoyable on twisty back lanes and on seemingly never-ending motorways. Fuel economy in the latest engines is perfectly palatable, while its interior has plush materials and impressive tech, too.

The Jaguar XE has plenty of technology on board, and that can push prices up in the service bay. Servicing generally starts from around £500, although the fifth service can be a wallet-buster if online reports are to go by. Jaguar offers service plans to split the cost of routine maintenance into monthly costs.