Jaguar XE

Well-equipped sports saloon with best in class handling

Introduction

It takes a lot to take on the prestige German carmakers in a sector they’ve made their own. But although Jaguar’s XE has some impressive rivals, it’s a good-looking contender with lots of equipment as standard, a choice of efficient and rewarding powertrains and a ride/handling balance that’s simply the best in class. A test drive is worth a thousand words…

Design

Though launched in 2015, the XE was recently revised with new interior technology and drivetrains. At the same time Jaguar’s design team has sharpened up the look, with narrower LED headlights, reshaped bumpers and an optional lip spoiler. The XE was always a stylish sports saloon but the refresh has shifted it up a gear – it’s now a genuine head-turner. Inside, too, Jaguar has noted earlier criticisms of the interior finishes and it’s now a class act.





Performance

For the new XE line-up, Jaguar has simplified the choice and dropped the V6 petrol engine due to low demand. All drivetrains are now based on the 2.0 Ingenium four-cylinder engine; there’s a D180 diesel, a P250 petrol and a P300 petrol (the number refers to the power output in metric horsepower). All drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s both smooth and responsive. All wheel drive is an option with the D180 diesel and comes as standard on the P300, while the P250 is rear drive only. All models are rewardingly swift and refined; even the D180 will sprint from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds, while the figures for the P250 and P300 are 6.5 seconds and 5.7 seconds respectively. The D180 can return up to 50.7mpg in the WLTP test (depending on specification).

Technology

There are three trim levels to choose from and all are well-equipped compared with other prestige sports saloons. The XE S comes as standard with LED headlights and auto high beam assist, 12-way electrically-adjustable front seats, heated door mirrors and the 10” Touch Pro infotainment touchscreen. Move up to SE for auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with approach lights and the Park Pack that will steer your XE into a parking slot while you simply control the throttle and brake. Choose HSE and you will also enjoy the Touch Pro Duo twin-screen system first introduced on the I-PACE, which allows you to multitask between applications on a 10" upper Touchscreen and 5.5" lower Touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring come as standard on all versions of the XE, plus there’s wi-fi hotspot on SE trim and above.

Safety

The XE achieved the maximum Euro NCAP five stars when it was tested in 2015 and features two Isofix child seat mounting points on the outer rear seats as well as front, side and curtain airbags. All models come with automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and a driver condition monitor, which notices if you’re about to fall asleep behind the wheel. A high-speed emergency braking feature and blind-spot monitoring system is standard on the HSE, and part of the optional Drive Pack for other models.

Key Features

REMOTE MONITORING AND CONTROL

Thanks to the Remote app, you can check on the fuel levels in your XE, set the cabin temperature or even lock and unlock it remotely, using your smartphone or Apple watch.

CONNECTED NAVIGATION PRO

The optional Connected Navigation Pro system has a host of helpful features to let you plan your route in advance, let your friends know what time you’re arriving, avoid jams or even find parking once you’ve reached your destination. 

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Ride and handling in harmony

The Adaptive Dynamics programme constantly adjusts the dampers to provide the perfect balance between handling and ride according to road conditions and the way you’re driving.

Mood lighting at your fingertips

You can control the mood of your XE’s cabin at night with the optional Configurable Ambient Lighting. Ambient Lighting, which changes the colour of the lighting on the overhead console, footwells, console, door stowage space, grab handles and door grab.

Clear air all journey long

With the optional feature of Cabin Air Ionisation, you and your passengers can enjoy clean, fresh and energising air throughout your journey. It ionises and removes tiny airborne particles, including pathogens, allergens and unpleasant odours.

360° vision in tight spaces

The 360° Parking Aid option shows you clearly and precisely what’s around your XE as you reverse or manoeuvre, using both visual graphics on the touchscreen and audible warnings.

Eyes on the road

Having key information projected onto the windscreen minimises distraction from the road ahead. The Head-Up Display shows speed, gear position and navigation in full colour as well as the status of phone calls.

Audiophile sound

British audio experts Meridian have developed a choice of two outstanding audio systems for the Jaguar XE, delivering crystal clear highs and full, deep bass. The flagship Meridian Surround Sound system features Trifield™ technology for all the ambience of a live performance.

Versatile loadspace

The split folding rear seats allow you to accommodate awkward or lengthy objects with ease. The optional powered gesture control tailgate is a boon when you have both hands full.

TECHNOLOGY

TOUCH PRO

With a sleek design, our 10” Touch Pro infotainment2 system delivers a wealth of information and entertainment. Touch Pro offers customisable homescreens, fast response times and voice control.

INTERACTIVE DRIVER DISPLAY

Choose to display either a full 3D map or information panel, where you can view driving information, navigation updates and see what’s playing, all on a high-resolution 12.3” Interactive Driver Display.

EMERGENCY BRAKING

The Emergency Braking system uses camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors to keep you and other road users safe. If a potential front collision is detected, the system gives audible and visual warnings. If no action is taken, the system applies the brakes automatically to reduce the severity of the possible impact.

Driving Experience

TORQUE VECTORING BY BRAKING

Maximising control across all surfaces, XE continually monitors and balances the distribution of torque to improve both the grip and steering of the vehicle. Assisting with its stability, the system reduces understeer by applying the brake to the inside wheels, forcing greater torque to outer wheels.

COMPARE JAGUAR XE

XE S

Driver-focused performance and an interior built around you.

Key Features:

  • 18" Style 1022, 15 spoke
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Heated, electric door mirrors
  • Grained leather 12-way electric front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • 10” Touch Pro
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid

XE SE

Enhanced connectivity with Connected Navigation Pro and Online Pack as standard.

Key Features:

  • 18" Style 7009, 7 split-spoke
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Auto-dimming, power fold, Heated door mirrors with approach lights
  • Grained leather 12-way electric front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • 10” Touch Pro
  • Park Pack

XE HSE

Adding to the purposeful interior, HSE includes Touch Pro Duo, providing further enjoyment to your journeys.

Key Features:

  • 19" Style 5071, 5 split-spoke
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • Windsor leather 16-way electric driver memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • 10” Touch Pro Duo
  • Drive Pack

XE R-DYNAMIC S

Take XE’s sporting personality a step further with XE R-Dynamic.

Key Features:

  • 18" Style 1049, 10 split-spoke, Gloss Black with contrast Diamond Turned finish
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Perforated grained leather 12-way electric front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • 10” Touch Pro
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid

XE R-DYNAMIC SE

Assertive styling with added driver assistance features.

Key Features:

  • 18" Style 5029, 5 split-spoke, contrast Diamond Turned finish
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Auto-dimming, power fold, Heated door mirrors with approach lights
  • Perforated grained leather 12-way electric front seats with 2-way manual headrests and contrast stitching
  • 10” Touch Pro
  • Park Pack

XE R-DYNAMIC HSE

Adding to the purposeful interior, HSE includes Touch Pro Duo, providing further enjoyment to your journeys.

Key Features:

  • 19" Style 1050, 10 spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • Perforated Windsor leather 16-way electric driver memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests and contrast stitching
  • 10” Touch Pro Duo
  • Drive Pack

FIND YOUR JAGUAR XE

Now you’ve explored XE’s features and models, find the one for you.