2019 Jaguar XE
Ratings & Reliability
The XE is an athletic compact luxury sports sedan that's fun to drive, thanks to its quick, communicative steering and tight body control. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, 247-hp turbo engine is responsive but a bit raspy sounding, and gets 25 mpg when coupled with AWD; it's also available in rear-wheel drive. A diesel engine is available, but it's the 380-hp supercharged V6 that provides real punch. 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 is rather distracting. A host of advanced active safety and driver-assistance features are available.