Sporty, beautiful and efficient, the Jaguar XE is an award-winning saloon brimming with technological innovation that oozes sophistication and verve.
At Swansway, we have a quality range of used Jaguar XE models for you to choose from. The stock changes regularly, but you can take your pick from a variety of ages and engines.
The XE was launched towards the end of 2014 and arrived in our showrooms in 2015. Why should you buy a Jaguar XE? As well as the obvious head-turning appeal the XE also offers low running costs and won the Compact Executive Car of the Year 3 years in a row.
No-one does saloons better than Jaguar and its luxurious XE is no exception. With Jaguar’s impeccable style, finesse and driving ability at its core, it’s no wonder this executive sports saloon is so highly celebrated. With astonishing performance, and enough easy-to-use technology, the Jaguar XE is a car that’ll take your breath away. Still not sure? Take a read of what Motoring Journalist John Swift had to say in his article the 7 Best Saloon Cars.
The Trim levels for the Jaguar XE is split into two categories. Luxury (SE, Prestige and Portfolio, Landmark) and Sport (R-Sport and 300 Sport). The Luxurious touches of this beautiful car make every drive a pleasure; with low, form-hugging seats, upholstered with the finest leather which comes as standard on all but entry level models. Its sportier side includes features such as sport seats available in a range of race‑inspired colours as well as sport branded steering wheel and treadplates .
The essence of XE, key features include auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 17" alloy wheels, 8--way premium fabric seats.
Offering a touch of added luxury, key model features include ambient interior lighting, rear armrest with twin cup holders and leather sports steering wheel.
The pinnacle of XE Luxury, key features include bi-function Xenon headlights, 18" alloy wheels and 10-way electric leather seats (includes headrest tile, heated function and recline).
Oozing confident sporting style, key features include 8-way adjustable sports seats, R-Sport bodykit, 18" alloy wheels.
An exclusive combination of dynamic sports, styling and refinement, key features include perforated grained leather sports seats, 18" alloy wheels, gloss black side window surrounds, grille surround and mirror caps.
A stylish and confident choice, key features include a multi-function steering wheel, 40:20:40 split fold rear seats, exclusive 19" alloy wheels with a diamond turned finish.
The above is a rough guide, please always check the individual car listings for a full list of features, as modifications may have been made by the previous owner. Used car prices will always vary depending on the age of the car, the mileage it's done and what condition it's in. Find out more about how cars are valued.
The Jaguar XEs aerodynamic performance is a key function of XE’s body design and supports an impressive drag coefficient as low as Cd 0.27. The exterior unmistakably adopts Jaguar’s distinctive, striking style. Swept-back headlights, a sculpted bonnet and J-Blade LED daytime running lights all unite in curating the Jaguar XE’s ferocious, bold aesthetic. Fantastic features such as a powered Gesture Boot Lid enables the driver to operate the boot lid from the kerbside, without needing to physically touch either the vehicle or the key fob. Simply presenting your foot under one of the car’s rear corners, the boot lid opens or closes. A practical feature you're bound to find useful!
The Jaguar XE offers a smarter, safer way to drive, but don’t just take our word for it; Euro NCAP have deemed the XE the safest car in the large family car category, having triumphed in the prestigious Best in Class Cars of 2015 awards. With features like the optional Head-Up Display, your Jaguar XE will project key information onto the windscreen using laser technology, so you’ll spend less time looking down at the instrument cluster, and more time with your eyes on the road.
Other great features include Advanced Park Assist, you’ll never stress about parking again and features like Surround Camera System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control will all make driving your new XE a dream.
Make your XE’s engine suit your driving style. Whether you choose for the latest hi-tech, all-aluminium Ingenium diesel engine or its petrol counterpart, you’re guaranteed Jaguar’s superior performance, refinement and economy.
Choose the more frugal diesel variant, with CO2 emissions from just 126g/km. You won’t compromise on power though; it still achieves 0-60mph in a measly 8.9 seconds. The XE cuts through the air with ease, providing you with a stunningly streamlined performance. Driving the Jaguar XE feels truly effortless.
Jaguar has given its XE executive saloon four-wheel drive, so we went to see whether it was worth the upgrade.
At first glance, this XE is the same as any other 2.0-litre diesel XE, but there’s a badge on the back that indicates a slightly different character to the standard car. The four-wheel-drive system has been fitted to give the usually rear-drive XE a more sure-footed feel in inclement weather, which should help prevent any red faces if the snow comes down this winter.
Under normal conditions, the XE AWD sends its power to the rear wheels, but if they lose traction, some of that is sent to the front. It’s the same system you’ll find in the four-wheel-drive F-Type and the F-Pace SUV, and Jaguar says it allows the company to increase the amount of traction available without losing the agility that comes with a rear-drive layout.
A 2.0-litre, 178bhp turbocharged diesel engine sits under the XE's bonnet, sending power - in this case - to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The sprint to 60mph is dispatched in under eight seconds, while it'll top out at 140mph.
Clever part-time four-wheel-drive systems such as the one found in the XE are commonplace now, but they don’t often manifest themselves in quite the same way as the Jaguar’s. In a Quattro-equipped Audi, for example, the car is essentially front-wheel drive, but sends power to the back when the driven wheels start to slip. The result is a strange sensation of first being pulled along, then being pushed from behind.
In the XE, however, this process is reversed. When the rear wheels lose grip (thanks to the torque of the 2.0-litre diesel engine and the lack of weight over the rear wheels, they do this fairly easily), you feel like you’re being pushed, then the front wheels do their stuff and you’re being pulled down the road. It’s doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a remarkably new sensation.
If you poke it with a stick, it will misbehave, kicking out the tail in a languid, docile and distinctly undramatic fashion, but if you treat it right it will corner at mind-blowing speeds without breaking sweat or traction.
One area the four-wheel-drive system hasn’t affected is the ride. The XE has always been set up with more focus on handling than comfort, and it does feel slightly firmer than, say, a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but it’s plenty supple enough to make long trips relaxing.
The sum total of the styling changes seen on the four-wheel-drive XE compared with its rear-drive sibling are limited to one badge on the boot lid. Otherwise, it’s just as much of a looker as any other XE.
With a tall grille, squinting headlights and muscular haunches, the XE may not be a traditional Jaguar, but it’s still a very attractive car to look at and it sheds the olde-worlde image that the previous generation of Jags was sometimes criticised for.
Inside, it’s much the same, with the old wood and leather cabin largely eschewed in favour of glossy black plastic and brushed aluminium. The new touchscreen dominates proceedings, with updated software and a more user-friendly design than the old unit found in the last-generation XF. Other touches have been carried over from the first XF, such as the rotary gear lever and the indicator stalks, while the bow that runs around the base of the windscreen is stolen straight from the XJ.
At 455 litres, the XE AWD’s boot is identical to that of the rear-drive car, which puts it around 25 litres behind the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It doesn’t look great on paper, but whether you’d notice that sort of difference in the real world is debatable. Unless you regularly pack your car to the rafters, you probably wouldn’t know that the German rivals were more capacious.
You might, however, notice that they’re roomier in the cabin. The XE’s sloping roofline means taller rear passengers will struggle for headroom, and if you specify the optional sunroof the problem will be even worse. The sunroof makes headroom tight in the front, too, although it should still be acceptable for anyone under around 6ft tall.
Prices for the four-wheel-drive XE start at £33,825, which is more than £6,800 more expensive than a basic XE. That sounds like a lot, especially given that the entry-level saloon is more powerful, but the all-wheel-drive car comes solely with the second-most expensive engine/gearbox combination of 177bhp 2.0-litre diesel and eight-speed automatic transmission.
Compared with the equivalent rear-drive model, then, the XE AWD is £1,800 more expensive. It’s a lot of money if all you want is a bit more stability on the odd winter’s morning, but certain countries and regions will find it far more useful an addition than others.
If you like the XE’s styling and handling and feel the need for something that’s a bit more capable in snow, ice and wet weather, then you’ll be sold on the four-wheel-drive Jag already. The premium is steep, though, and the choice of engines is limited, to say the least, so you’ll have to really need that poor-weather performance to justify it.
Model: Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport AWD
Engine: 2.0-litre turbodiesel (178bhp)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Performance: 0-62mph in 8.0 seconds, top speed 140mph