A sporty saloon car that is a lot of fun to drive and boasts a plush, smartly appointed interior, the Jaguar XE is also surprisingly economical.
This stylish saloon possesses coupé-like good looks, with its sweeping roofline and gently rising shoulder line. The car rides on eye-catching, lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels, which help deliver enhanced efficiency. A practical four-door body ensures that getting in and out of the vehicle is a breeze, and there’s plenty of room in the rear compartment for two adults. The XE also features a 455-litre boot space that should more than suffice for weekly shopping expeditions and weekend getaways.
Entry level XE trims are typically fitted with a 2.0-litre 180PS diesel engine, which delivers 0-100kmph in approximately eight seconds and a maximum speed of 228kmph. Offering maximum potency is a 2.0-litre 300PS Ingenium petrol engine. This turbocharged unit produces 0-100kmph in 5.7 seconds and is capable of propelling the XE to a top speed of 250kmph.
Even entry-level XE trim lines come very well specified with, for instance, a six-speaker sound system, a 10.2-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, and Bluetooth connectivity. What’s more, the car has been awarded a maximum five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP. As well as passive safety features that include multiple airbags, ISOFIX child-seat fixtures and seatbelt reminders, the vehicle boasts an array of driver aids. Automatic Emergency Braking is one such standard feature, which alerts the driver to potential collisions, automatically applying full braking pressure whenever necessary.