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The XE is an athletic compact luxury sports sedan that's fun to drive, thanks to its quick, communicative steering and tight body control. As is common in this class, it's a rear-wheel-drive car, but an all-wheel-drive version is available as well.
The 247-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is responsive but a bit raspy sounding; it gets 25 mpg overall when coupled with all-wheel-drive. The eight-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly. The ride is steady yet comfortable. Interior quality, however, is not befitting the class or price, with some cheap touches and sharp edges. The rear seat is extremely tight, and the infotainment system can be distracting. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard. Updates for the 2020 XE include a new gear selector and infotainment system. Diesel and V6 engines are dropped.
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2017-2019
2017 Redesign Year
The XE is an athletic compact luxury sports sedan. Base models get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo.
A more potent 340-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V6 is the uplevel offering, and a diesel engine is also available. All engine are coupled to a smooth eight-speed automatic. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Our brief experience indicates that the XE is agile and fun to drive, with a comfortable ride. But the interior ambience is not as opulent as one might expect from a Jaguar. The rear seat is extremely tight and the infotainment system is not up to snuff. A host of advanced active safety and driver assistance features are available.
$24,525 - $44,650
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$22,600 - $38,975
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$20,150 - $32,050
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