In a keenly fought segment, the Jaguar XE offers a small executive saloon that is great to handle. It is also a highly desirable car that delivers performance and economy.
There’s a good choice of engines for the Jaguar XE including 2.0 litre petrol and diesel units delivering power and low CO2 emission figures. There's also an impressive supercharged 3.0 litre V6 available for the XE which has incredible levels of performance. The entry-level diesel unit producing 161 bhp offers good performance and economy of 74 mpg as well as low CO2 emissions. Those wanting more performance should look for the engine producing 178 bhp which will return 67 mpg. However, one of the better performers is the 2.0 litre petrol four-cylinder engine producing 237 bhp which will reach 62 mph in less than seven seconds and go on to a top speed of 155 mph - it's a great engine offering great performance. Fuel economy for the Jaguar XE engines range from 34 mpg to 75 mpg.
There's a lot to like about the Jaguar XE with an excellent interior that consists of leather, wood, and brushed aluminium to deliver a premium look and feel to the cabin. There's also Jaguar's InControl infotainment offering which is one of the best around.
Out on the road, the XE's handling is hard to beat where the excellent chassis, suspension levels and lightweight construction really make themselves felt. Of the driving modes, the ‘comfort’ offering makes it a nice place to spend long journeys and boosts its agility.
However, the Jaguar XE is also a sound choice for the levels of standard equipment which includes cruise control, satnav and DAB radio though the models with leather upholstery are certainly worth considering. Safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction control and the firm's new system to prevent wheel spin called 'all surface progress control'.
With its motoring heritage, the XE has a lot to live up to but this is a luxurious and comfortable car to drive and the driver will feel cocooned as they put the vehicle through its paces. There's also plenty of space on board and the boot measures a useful 455 litres in size and the car compares favourably with its rivals, particularly those from Germany. The XE is also available with the option of all wheel drive which boosts its grip.
Essentially, the small executive saloon that is the Jaguar XE is one of the best available on the market and delivers excellent levels of handling and is a sound choice for families and those wanting a stylish company car.
Why not have a look at the Jaguar XE on the official Jaguar UK company website and get the latest news about the XE at The UK Jaguar Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear website.
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