New 2019 Jaguar XE Sedan
Jaguar XE Sedan
The 2019 Jaguar XE premium-compact sedan is classy with more than a hint of sporty, and can compete with its German and Japanese rivals.
2019 Jaguar XE Pricing
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2019 Jaguar XE KBB Expert Review
The 2019 Jaguar XE isn’t such a common sight as other premium-compact sedans, like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. That fact alone might sway a potential buyer to investigate the XE even more. Once the XE is test-driven and shows off its superb suspension and range of engines, our possible buyer need only spend a little time admiring the arguably handsome design, then appreciating the aluminum-intensive construction, to envisage a brand-new Jaguar XE sitting on the driveway. Anyone who has always held a hankering for a Jaguar might be pleased to learn that the XE is the smallest and least expensive car from this iconic British luxury marque, but it still has high-class standards.
You'll Like This Car If...
The usual German choices are too obvious, too overworked. The XE has the talents to compete with its Teutonic competition, but does so in its own special way.
You May Not Like This Car If...
You want absolute perfection. Even though Jaguar’s build quality and reliability are improving markedly, the reputations of the German and Japanese rivals are perceived to be way ahead.
What's New for 2019
The number of Jaguar XE trim levels expands to include Landmark and 300 Sport variants. The whole range (not just the higher models) receives the 10.2-inch infotainment touch screen as standard, while the options list now includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Versions of the 2019 XE wearing the 25t badge have the entry-level gasoline engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit that gets the job done but doesn’t really inspire. The diesel engine in 20d models is more economical but no more thrilling. The Jaguar experience jumps in with the more powerful gasoline 4-cylinder unit (30t) making 296 horsepower. A luxury car needs an appropriate punch, especially since the XE has a suspension that’s a joy to exploit. It never feels too stiff or jarring, yet there’s a fluid precision and control to its cornering abilities. Steering feel doesn’t shout its information (this is still a luxury car, after all), but the feedback is there if a driver chooses to tune in. Incidentally, the assistance systems are similarly subtle in their intervention. The real star, however, is the 380-horsepower supercharged V6 that’s gorgeously flexible as well as powerful, underlining what a Jaguar is all about.
Parents with teens and/or tweens whose noses are always pressed up against their cellphone screens will be pleased to learn that the 4G Wi-Fi hotspot in the 2019 XE allows connectivity for up to eight devices.
JAGUAR INCONTROL TOUCH PRO
Our preference of infotainment systems in the XE is the version with a widely configurable 12.3-inch high-definition touch screen, navigation and a 17-speaker Meridian surround-sound system. This audio brand is well respected among aficionados.
Anyone expecting the gentleman’s club atmosphere of old Jaguars might be taken aback by the XE’s clean design that aims more toward modern, sophisticated, clean and user-friendly. The main issue here is that Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been using this approach for many years and have it down to a much finer art. Even so, the XE works especially well from the comfortable and supportive driver’s seat, the kind one sits “in" rather than “on.” And there’s a good mix of a traditional and touch-based screen buttons for audio and climate controls that’s simple and intuitive. This is a compact sedan, however, so rear-passenger space can be tight. Conversely, the trunk area of 15.9 cubic feet is generous.
Thank you, Jaguar, for not sticking an impossibly huge grille on the XE’s nose, even though that seems to be a trend. We also appreciate the judicious use of chrome. Overall, the XE looks not unlike the larger XF, but that’s hardly a criticism. The short overhangs work well and the spacious trunk doesn’t look out of proportion. Only metalworkers can fully understand the expertise it takes to fashion aluminum into such flowing shapes.
Notable Standard Equipment
The entry-level 2019 XE comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control (with vents for rear passengers), sunroof, simulated leather upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, heated side mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10.2-inch touch screen, and a 6-speaker/80-watt audio setup with HD radio, USB port and Bluetooth. The next trim up, Premium, is eligible for more options. Our complaint here is that driver aids like blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision mitigation aren’t available until the fourth rung of the trim ladder: R-Sport. All new XE sedans come with a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty and complimentary maintenance/roadside assistance.
Notable Optional Equipment
A lot of extra equipment becomes available as standard in the upper trims. For example, the Prestige includes leather upholstery, heated front seats/steering wheel, navigation and a power-adjustable steering column. To obtain the V6 engine means going for the S model that also brings an adaptive suspension. The top Portfolio model has heated/ventilated front seats with greater adjustability, heated outer rear seats, hands-free trunk lid, and an upgraded Meridian audio system. Jaguar’s optional head-up display is based on laser technology rather than LED, so it’s still visible when wearing sunglasses with polarizing lenses. Smartphone integration is an option, when many rivals are including it as standard. And the driver-assistance package is still extra even in Portfolio trim.
Under the Hood
All 2019 XE models deploy a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the default arrangement; all-wheel drive (AWD) is available with all engines. As mentioned previously, the basic engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline unit that makes 247 horsepower. A more powerful version of this engine develops 296 horsepower. A turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine makes a muscular 318 lb-ft of torque while averaging 36 mpg (RWD) or 34 mpg (AWD). The biggest engine is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 generating 380 horsepower.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
247 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
269 lb-ft of torque @ 1,200-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/34 mpg (RWD), 24/34 mpg (AWD)
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
296 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
269 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/32 mpg (RWD), 22/30 mpg (AWD)
2.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4
180 horsepower @ 4,000 rpm
318 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-2,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 32/42 mpg (RWD), 30/40 mpg (AWD)
3.0-liter supercharged V6
380 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
332 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg (RWD), 20/29 mpg (AWD)
The 2019 Jaguar XE sedan starts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,995. Add the $995 destination charge and the total is $37,990. Opting for the diesel is an extra $1,520. Premium trim starts at $40,270, followed by Prestige ($44,730), R-Sport ($48,840), Landmark ($49,985), 300 Sport ($54,395), S ($54,780) and Portfolio ($58,585). A comprehensively equipped XE Portfolio can exceed $67,000. The new-for-2019 BMW 3 Series starts at around $41,000, the Audi A4 begins at about $38,000, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class begins in the $42,000 region. Those seeking a softer financial blow might want to consider the Acura TLX or the (aging) Infiniti Q50. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Jaguar XE. The XE is expected to contradict Jaguar's historically mediocre resale values by holding its worth quite well.
Jaguar XE Consumer Reviews
February 19, 2018
neck snapping fast
This is a small car with a super (not turbo) charger. It goes fast, stops fast and is stable around the sharpest turns - at speed....
November 27, 2017
An Absolute Joy to Drive
My 2018 Jaguar XE R-Sport (340 HP...I ordered it right before they changed to the Ingenium 296 HP) is amazing! Beautiful to look at...
Love this Jag
November 03, 2017
This is one hot and fast car
I never get tired of driving this vehicle. Its fun its fast and gets the looks.
April 27, 2017
Amazing new jaguar
I went to the dealership just to look/window shop. With no sales from a sales person I bought the car. Mainly because the XE sold...
April 23, 2017
Great appearance. Wonderful handling. AWD is essential in Colorado. Pulls like a train. Turbo lag takes some getting used to. Rear...
March 20, 2017
Fantastic Car - 35t AWD
Have had the vehicle for about a month and so far I love it. The supercharged V6 is more than enough to leave most other cars and its...
December 24, 2016
i have the 2017 premium 25- tb
to me, this is a GREAT CAR!I JUST LOVE IT!!! thank you.jaguar,u.k.
April 12, 2017
Getting adjusted after a comfortable Lexus
This car is really fun to drive! Speeding can be a problem because is stable and increase speed fast. Elegant look and serve the purpose...
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