New Jaguar XE

The sports saloon redefined with refined driver-focused interior

Renowned for it's dynamic handling, the Jaguar XE's performance has now been enhanced even further. With upgrades to suspension, revised JaguarDrive Control and a lightweight design that reduces both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without compromising on durability and reliability.

Torque vectoring by braking maximises control of the vehicle by continuously monitoring and balancing the distribution of torque to improve both the grip and steering of the vehicle.​ The system is able to reduce understeer by applying the brakes to the inside of the wheels, forcing greater torque to the outer wheels.

Exterior​

The new Jaguar exterior is even more eye-catching, with a new muscular profile, wider grille and dynamic front bumper. The overall profile is wider, lower and more dominant. Choose from 12 exterior paints in solid, metallic and premium metallic finishes as well as a choice of 11 wheels ranging from 17" to 20".

Matrix LED headlights, with signature DRL, automatically adjust the shape of the beam to help avoid dazzling oncoming vehicles. The tail lights have also been redesigned, taking design cues from the F-Type, with chicane graphic LED lights.

Interior

Built around you, the cockpit style cabin envelopes you in luxury the moment you sit inside. A newly designed centre console, soft-grain leather steering wheel and optional ambient lighting will really make you feel at home.

Cabin air ionisation removes harmful pathogens, allergens and unpleasant odours, neutralising the air contaminants and enhancing the wellbeing of you and your passengers.

410-litres of boot space and plenty of stowage compartments have been built into the new XE so you'll never struggle for a place to store things.

Which Jaguar XE should I buy?

The jaguar XE is available with a total of 6 trim levels, these include three XE trims and three XE R-Dynamic trims:

  • XE S - From £34,555
  • XE SE - From £36,025
  • XE HSE - From £39,215
  • XE R-Dynamic S - From £36,145
  • XE R-Dynamic SE - From £37,615
  • XE R-Dynamic HSE - From £41,015


XE S:

18" 5-spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver alloys

Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto high Beam Assist

Heated, electric door mirrors

Grained leather seats

Sound system (6 speakers 125W)

10” Touch Pro

Analogue Dials with Central TFT Display

Connected Navigation Pro

Online Pack

Remote

Smartphone Pack

Emergency Braking

Rear Camera

Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor

Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter

Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

Front and Rear Parking Aid


XE SE:

As XE S with:​

18” 7-split-spoke, Gloss Silver

Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with approach lights

Keyless entry

Interactive Driver Display

Park Pack

XE HSE:

As XE SE with:​

19” 5-split-spoke, Gloss Silver

Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights

Electrically adjustable steering column

Windsor leather seats

Meridian Sound System (11 Speakers 380W)

Touch Pro Duo

Drive Pack

XE R-Dynamic S:

18” 10-split-spoke, Gloss Black with contrast diamond turned finish

Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and auto high beam assist

Heated, electric door mirrors

Grained leather sports seats

Sound system (6 speakers 125W)

10” Touch Pro

Analogue dials with central TFT display

Connected Navigation Pro

Online Pack

Remote

Smartphone pack

Rear camera

Lane keep assist and driver condition monitor

Traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter

Cruise control and speed limiter

Front and rear parking aid

XE R-Dynamic SE:

As XE R-Dynamic S with:​

18” 15-split-spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast diamond turned finish

Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with approach lights

Keyless entry

Interactive driver display

Park pack

XE R-Dynamic HSE:

As XE R-Dynamic SE with:

19” 10-spoke Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned Finish

Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights

Electrically adjustable steering column

Perforated Windsor leather sports seats

Meridian Sound system (11 speakers 380W)

Touch Pro Duo

Drive pack



​Colours available on the Jaguar XE​

Choose from 3 solid finished, 7 metallic finishes and 2 Premium metallic finishes for your new XE.​

Solid Paint Finishes:

  • Fuji White - No extra cost
  • Narvik Black - No extra cost
  • Caldera Red - £300

Metallic Paint Finishes:

  • Santorini Black - £600
  • Yulong White - £600
  • Indus Silver - £600
  • Firenze Red - £600
  • Caesium Blue - £600
  • Eiger Grey - £600
  • Portofino Blue - £600
  • Caesium Blue

Premium Metallic Paint Finishes:

  • Carpathian Grey - £1,200
  • Silicon Silver - £1,200


Contact Swansway Jaguar today about the Jaguar XE

If you are keen to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar XE, we're here to help! Arrange a test drive at Swansway Jaguar, you can get in touch with our Friendly Audi team by making an online enquiry or phoning directly on 01270 449293 . Alternatively you could pop into our Jaguar dealership located in Crewe, Have a chat with our helpful Sales team that can offer you all the advice and support you need in order for you to end up driving away happy in your new vehicle. Make a vehicle to suit you, Configure your own Jaguar XE to cater to all your needs today!

Matrix LED
Diamond turned Alloys
Touch-pro Duo


Driven: 2019 Jaguar XE

What is it?

Jaguar’s compact saloon – the XE – had a lot riding on it at launch. Buyers still had the sour taste of the X-Type in their mouths, but the new model proved to quell any concerns thanks to a seriously capable chassis and sleek looks.It did suffer in a few areas compared with the German competition, however. The interior wasn’t up to scratch and it couldn’t compete with the levels of tech offered by cars such as the BMW 3 Series or the Mercedes C-Class.

The 2019 facelift aims to address some of these areas and brings with it a simplified engine line-up and trim structure to boot.

What’s new?

Styling changes are only really noticeable if you put the old and new XE side by side, but the old car was far from a minger, so that’s really no criticism. Where Jaguar has concentrated most of its effort is in the cabin, where you’ll find improved material quality, an updated design and far more sophisticated technology.The Touch Pro Duo touchscreen infotainment and control system makes its way over from the I-Pace, allowing the majority of the car’s functions to be controlled through a pair of high-res screens. Soft-touch plastics abound, and there are clever items such as the Clearview rear-view mirror available, too.

Blue Jaguar XE parked with mountains in the background

What’s under the bonnet?

The engine line-up’s been toned down to just three units – two petrol and one diesel, all 2.0-litre four-cylinders. The range kicks off with a 247bhp petrol, while buyers after a bit more pep can opt for a 297bhp version. The two petrols are joined by a 178bhp diesel.

All three engines are paired with the same eight-speed automatic gearbox (Jaguar has dropped the manual option) and can be selected with rear or four-wheel drive.

Under the bonnet of the Jaguar XE

What’s it like to drive?

The XE was already a very good car to drive and this updated model is better yet. There’s a pleasingly natural feel to all the controls, with direct and beautifully weighted steering that inspires plenty of confidence in faster bends.

There’s tons of grip, and body roll is well controlled too. You might then expect a firm ride as a consequence, but the XE rides exceptionally well — even on optional 19-inch alloy wheels. Even large potholes don’t upset proceedings – although a greater level of adjustment to the standard-fit electric seats would be welcome to really nail the perfect driving position. The engine and gearbox are generally happy bedfellows, but there’s a bit of hesitation when pulling away at roundabouts, for example. They work well in ‘Dynamic’ mode, though, and the eight-speed unit is quick to respond to inputs either from the ‘pistol-grip’ gear selector or steering-column paddles.

Side View of the blue Jaguar XE driving on a road

How does it look?

The XE’s facelift was more about refinement than it was reinvention. A wider but slimmer grille is mirrored in slimmer headlights – possible only thanks to the adoption of LED tech across the range. Buyers can choose from a pair of front and rear ends, too – opting for the R-Dynamic pack sees the XE given a sporty grin.

A new LED light signature also features at the rear, with a distinctive ‘chicane’ graphic that’s characteristic of new Jags.

Proportionally, it’s a handsome thing and looks fab on large alloy wheels. The classic silhouette – with a long bonnet and sloping roofline – may impinge on passenger room, but it does make for a great-looking saloon.

close up of the rear of the Jaguar XE

What’s it like inside?

The interior has seen the biggest upgrade from this facelift and the changes are generally positive. The addition of Jaguar Land Rover’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system (albeit optionally) really gives the centre console a sleek look, although an occasionally irritating user experience does somewhat spoil the surprise.

Jaguar’s bold promise of ‘no hard plastics anywhere in the car’ broadly holds up, and most of the surfaces you regularly touch feel great. We’re particular fans of the slim steering wheel, which feels natural to hold and gives a better view of the simple digital instruments than do some rivals.

But even the best facelift would struggle to make the XE a practical people-mover, and space for passengers in the rear is still very poor. A 6ft passenger would struggle to sit behind a similarly sized driver and the boot is no more than adequate. Worse yet, the rear seats don’t fold to accommodate larger loads.

Jaguar XE interior

What’s the spec like?

Buyers can choose a standard XE or a sportier-looking R-Dynamic model, which can be selected in S, SE, or HSE trim. Regardless of which one you opt for, full LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, electric front seats, standard Touch Pro infotainment with navigation, smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control and dual-zone climate control all come as standard.

SE adds a few goodies such as keyless entry and digital dials, while HSE goes the whole hog with a Meridian sound system and Windsor leather seats. However, headline kit is relegated to the options list. Wireless smartphone charging, the electronic ‘Clearsight’ rear-view mirror and that all-important Touch Pro Duo are part of a Technology Pack – almost £2,000 on some models. Keen drivers may also want to opt for the £1,240 Dynamic handling pack, which brings adaptive dampers and beefier brakes to the party.

Jaguar XE driving by the side of a rocky mountain

Verdict

This facelift seems mild but it does enough to transform the XE from an also-ran to a contender. The improved interior and fettled styling are both big pluses, and neither take away from this car’s brilliant dynamics. However, practical considerations such as interior room and fuel economy can’t and won’t be ignored, and with the XE falling short on both of these we don’t think the Germans will be losing as much sleep as Jaguar hopes.

Facts at a glance

Model: Jaguar XE S R-Dynamic P250

Price (as tested): £43,650

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol

Power: 247bhp

Torque: 365Nm

Max speed: 155mph

0-60mph: 6.2 seconds

Fuel economy: 36.2mpg

Emissions: 159g/km

*Important Information.

Representative Example relates to an XE 2.0i 250PS R-Dynamic S. 3.9% APR Representative available on new Jaguar XE 20MY models registered between 1st July and 30th September 2019 at participating Retailers only. With Jaguar Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 14p plus VAT per excess mile will apply to each excess mile above the maximum agreed mileage. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay; (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Jaguar Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. We can introduce you to Jaguar Financial Services to provide funding for your vehicle. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to the lender.

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