After years sitting out the entry-level, luxury-sedan game, Jaguar finally has the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and Lexus IS in its sights. The sophisticated new 2018 Jaguar XE is a real-deal, rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with premium amenities, advanced safety features and a lightweight all-aluminum structure. It’s also the newest, smallest and least expensive model in Jag’s lineup.
New Features and Revisions
For 2018, the new Jaguar XE gets a more powerful standard engine, a 247-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, an improved infotainment system and increases in active safety technology. The optional Surround Camera System now includes Forward Traffic Detection, which alerts drivers when a vehicle is crossing their path.