2017 Jaguar XE 25t 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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MSRP: $34,900
Dealer Invoice: $32,806
Delivery Charge: $995
Used Retail Price: $28,769
Used Private Price: $26,691
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Editor Review

2017 Jaguar XE Review

Introduction

Every now and again, an upstart luxury sport sedan comes along to challenge the status quo. But the challenge is usually unsuccessful, simply because the established German players are so good at what they do. Nonetheless, we think a happier ending is in store for the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE. The venerable British carmaker has taken dead aim at the segment stalwarts, and the result is a fully competitive sedan with thrilling performance and head-turning style to boot.

The 2017 Jaguar XE's styling evokes that of its bigger sibling, the handsome XF sedan.

The fact that the XE looks as good, if not better, than its rivals can be seen in photos. Where its inner beauty lies, however, is in the driving experience it provides. Its superlative balance between sharp, engaging handling and a comfortable, composed ride is among the absolute best in the entry-level sport sedan segment. This is a car that sets out to make a connection with the driver in a way that competitors have increasingly failed to do.

Another key to its success could be its diverse range of compelling engines. The most popular will likely be the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (240 horsepower), but there's also a fuel-sipping turbodiesel four (with a whopping 318 pound-feet of torque) and a stirring supercharged V6 (with 340 hp). The latter two are available with all-wheel drive.

Inside, the XE certainly isn't lacking on the feature content front, but its space and quality leave much to be desired. In particular, the cabin's materials and construction trail those of most competitors by a considerable margin. It feels closer to a Ford Fusion (an admittedly high-quality midsize sedan) than a Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

As such, we think the 2017 Jaguar XE is best suited to those who want to drive an engaging car and look great doing it. It's something fun, something different, and it stands out in a good way. However, there's no getting around the fact that its well-rounded German competitors will probably be a better fit for more car shoppers. These include the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Taking a look at the Lexus IS or the Cadillac ATS (similar to the XE in many ways) is also a good idea. Inevitably, Jaguar finally has a car that competes in this group, and we think it's definitely worth a test drive.

What's New

The 2017 Jaguar XE is an all-new model.

Body

The 2017 Jaguar XE is a small luxury sedan offered in four main trim levels: base, Premium, Prestige and R-Sport. Each can be paired with multiple engines, denoted in the model name by 25t (gasoline four-cylinder), 20d (diesel four-cylinder) or 35t (gasoline six-cylinder). Specifically, the base XE comes in 25t or 20d specification, while the Premium and Prestige are offered with all three engines, and the R-Sport comes in 20d or 35t form. Note too that every XE with the 35t engine includes a sport-tuned suspension, which is also included with the XE 20d R-Sport (rear-wheel-drive only).

The base XE starts with 17-inch wheels, three selectable drive modes (Normal, Eco and Dynamic), automatic wipers, automatic engine stop-start for conserving fuel at rest, an electronic parking brake, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, eight-way power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, the 8-inch InControl touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with HD radio, a USB media port and an auxiliary audio jack. A navigation system with InControl Apps is optional.

Every Jaguar XE from the Premium trim on up has one of two powerful Meridian audio systems.

The Premium adds different 17-inch wheels (or 18-inch wheels if you get the XE 35t), power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, driver memory settings, a rearview camera, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatback and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with a subwoofer.

Going with the Prestige further equips the XE with 18-inch wheels (19-inchers for the XE 35t), metal doorsill inserts, keyless entry and ignition, ambient interior lighting, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, heated front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment, upgraded leather upholstery and the navigation system with InControl Apps.

Finally, there's the R-Sport with its own wheel designs (18-inch wheels for the XE 20d, 19s for the XE 35t), adaptive xenon headlights with washers, LED running lights, automatic high beams, a rear spoiler, distinctive exterior trim details, sport front seats, an imitation-leather-wrapped instrument panel, satellite radio and a number of safety technologies (see Safety section for details).

Some of the higher trims' standard features are offered on lower trims as options. Additionally, the Prestige and R-Sport trims offer Jaguar's Adaptive Dynamics (adaptive suspension dampers and adjustable drive settings), a Black Design package (gloss-black exterior trim), a Comfort and Convenience package (ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power rear sunshade, power trunklid), a Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with advanced automatic emergency braking, surround-view parking camera, automated parking system, traffic sign recognition) and a Technology Pack (mobile 3G Wi-Fi hot spot, CD/DVD player, the 10.2-inch InControl Pro touchscreen and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system).

Further standalone options include some of the items from the above packages plus 20-inch wheels, a head-up display, and a handful of special interior trim and veneer selections.

Interior

The 2017 Jaguar XE's cabin features an attractive, uncluttered dashboard with clean lines, but it lacks the sort of visual flair that made the original Jag XF and current XJ so special. Its quality also leaves a lot to be desired. Compared to what's in its German luxury sedan competitors, the door trim looks and feels a bit flimsy, the trim that wraps around the dash is unremarkable, and the dash top itself is shiny and a bit coarse. Our test car also had more squeaks and rattles than usual, and in general, the XE's cabin feels as if it belongs to a nice midsize family sedan rather than an entry-level luxury one.

Admittedly, opting for a non-black color scheme improves things as does opting for the range-topping R-Sport model that covers the dash in stitched simulated leather. It makes a difference. So too does the 10.2-inch InControl Pro touchscreen included in the Technology Pack. It has impressively quick processing speed, responds well to inputs, and its especially wide size makes it look modern and aids functionality. Some of its audio controls are a little tricky to figure out, but in general, the system works well. The same could be said of the base InControl touchscreen, but it's smaller, slower to respond and has less advanced graphics.

The 2017 XE's interior offers plenty of tech features, but its quality could be much better.

In keeping with the segment's sporty character, the 2017 XE feels snug and intimate from the driver seat. Controls fall readily at hand and the supportive driver seat should adjust enough to accommodate taller drivers. Unfortunately, such ample adjustment up front does take its toll on the backseat. The XE's Audi, BMW and Mercedes competitors all have more spacious rear accommodations. And although the 15.9-cubic-foot trunk would seem to be among the segment-best on paper, in practice it's a bit narrow and those of competitors are likely more useful.

Powertrain

The 2017 Jaguar XE comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and one of three engines. The XE 25t employs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (240 horsepower, 251 pound-feet of torque), while the XE 20d gets a turbodiesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder (180 hp, 318 lb-ft) and the XE 35t steps up to a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 (340 hp, 332 lb-ft).

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, and all-wheel drive (AWD) is offered on the XE 20d and XE 35t. Jaguar's AWD system is performance-oriented, operating mostly in rear-wheel-drive mode unless traction dictates that power be sent forward.

According to EPA fuel economy estimates, both the XE 25t and 35t should return 24 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway) with RWD. The 35t AWD should return 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway). The XE 20d returns 36 mpg combined (32 city/42 highway) with RWD and 34 mpg combined (30 city/40 highway) with AWD.

In Edmund testing, an XE 35t AWD went from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. This is very quick and typical for a sport sedan with an upgrade engine, but it still trails the all-wheel-drive BMW 340i xDrive's incredible 4.4-second time.

Driving

The 2017 Jaguar XE could easily win you over once you turn its rotary transmission selector to Drive. It's a car engineered for the driver who wants to feel the road through the steering wheel and the seat of the pants. While many cars, including the vaunted BMW 3 Series, have moved toward being more comfortable and isolating, the Jag XE doubles down on driving dynamics. The steering is exceptional, delivering consistent weighting and providing an impressive amount of feedback. You can feel what the car is doing.

Jaguar also knows how to tune a suspension, managing to maintain control around corners and feel perpetually composed yet still deliver a well-damped ride that soaks up bumps and never punishes you for its athleticism. This perception is even better when you choose the Advanced Dynamics Pack. Truthfully, you won't notice a big difference between its standard and Dynamic settings, but the adaptive suspension's ability to further improve upon ride comfort and handling is well worth the extra cost. Really, the XE could go up against the Cadillac ATS as the most engaging luxury sport sedan to drive right now.

Of course, the engine you select makes a difference. At this point we've only sampled the 35t's supercharged V6. Like Jag's supercharged V8s, the XE's 340-hp engine upgrade delivers silky smooth, effortless power that is pleasantly different in character compared with those offered by competitors. The fact that it gets the same EPA-estimated fuel economy as the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder would certainly make us think long and hard about paying extra for the 35t. Of course, the presence of a diesel engine certainly makes the 20d the engine to get for those who prioritize fuel economy. If there is one disappointment from a powertrain perspective, it's the unrefined automatic stop-start system that draws too much attention to itself.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2017 XE include stability and traction control, front-seat side and side curtain airbags, and hazard lights that automatically activate under heavy braking. A rearview camera is standard on the Premium trim level and above, while the R-Sport further comes with drowsy driver monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning, and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking.

The R-Sport trim's standard front and rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert can be added to the Premium or Prestige trim via a Vision package (which also adds the adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high beams). As noted above, there's also a Driver Assistance package (R-Sport) with additional safety technologies.

Every XE comes with InControl Protect (including SOS emergency calling, Jaguar roadside assistance and stolen vehicle location) and InControl Remote (a smartphone app with vehicle status reports, remote locking and unlocking, and other remote features).

In Edmunds testing, an XE 35t R-Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 116 feet, which is a bit longer than average for a car with summer performance tires.

Pro

Exhilarating acceleration with the V6 engine; fuel-efficient diesel option; sharp handling and exceptional steering when going around turns; comfortable and controlled ride even with sport-tuned models; best-in-class warranty.

Con

Disappointing interior materials and construction do not stack up to the segment norm; relatively cramped backseat; unrefined auto stop-start system.

Bottom Line

With styling all its own, three engine choices and plenty of advanced technology, the 2017 Jaguar XE has the goods to go head to head with the best small luxury sedans available. If you like the idea of a good-looking upstart with a distinctly sporting edge, the 2017 Jaguar XE is a must-drive in its first year on the market.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Dec-15-2015 01:00 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Free Maintenance
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Dec-15-2015 01:00 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Dec-15-2015 01:00 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Dec-15-2015 01:00 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Dec-15-2015 01:00 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Standard Features

Audio Features - 80W Base Audio System

• Total Number Of Speakers: 6
• Digital Audio Input: Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
• Antenna Type: Diversity
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Usb Connection
• Radio: AM/FM HD Radio
• Watts: 80
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: Aux Audio Inputs
• Consumer Generic Feature 1: USB Inputs

Telematic Features - InControl Remote & Protect

• Vehicle Collision Notification
• Airbag Deployment Notification
• Remote Horn/lights
• Vehicle Locator
• Emergency Service
• Stolen Vehicle Tracking/assistance
• Remote Door Unlock
• Vehicle Diagnostics
• Vehicle Alarm Notification
• Roadside Assistance
• Remote Door Lock

Cargo Dimensions

• Max Cargo Capacity: 15.9

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth
• Months Of Free Satellite Communications Service: 60
• Satellite Communications: InControl Protect

Instrumentation

• Clock
• Compass
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Low Fuel Level Indicator: Low Fuel Level
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Doors

• Number Of Doors: 4

Exterior Lights

• Daytime Running Lights

Front Passenger Seat

• Height Adjustable Passenger Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Passenger Seat Power Adjustments: 8

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Bucket
• 1st Row Upholstery: Leatherette
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2
• Seat Whiplash Protection: Whiplash Protection System

Spare Tire/Wheel

• Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside
• Spare Tire Size: Temporary

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Overall Height: 55.7
• Overall Length: 183.9
• Overall Width With Mirrors: 81.7
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 77.4
• Wheelbase: 111.6

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 4
• Power Windows
• Rain Sensing Front Wipers: Rain Sensing
• Rear Defogger

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic
• Steering Wheel Trim: Leather
• Transmission Controls On Steering Wheel: Gear Shift Controls

Storage

• Cargo Tie Downs
• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front And Rear
• Overhead Console: Overhead Console With Storage

Sunroof

• One Touch Power Sunroof: One-touch Power Sunroof
• Sunroof: Power Glass

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 3

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual

Differential

• Final Drive Ratio: 3.42

Seatbelts

• 2nd Row Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Four-wheel
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Rear Suspension Classification: Independent

Specifications

• Curb Weight (lbs): 3350
• EGE City MPG: 21
• EGE Combined MPG: 24
• EGE Highway MPG: 30
• EPA City MPG: 21
• EPA Combined MPG: 24
• EPA Highway MPG: 30
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 16.6
• Manufacturer 0 60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 6.5
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 3350
• Turning Diameter (feet): 38.4

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Braking Assist
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Ventilated Disc

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control
• Floor Mat Material: Carpet
• Floor Mats

Driver Seat

• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Power Adjustments: 8

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front And Rear
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Seat Type: Bench
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 3

Mirrors

• Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror: Electrochromatic
• Turn Signal Side Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power
• Heated Exterior Mirrors: Heated
• Reverse Tilt Side Mirrors: Passenger Only

Tires - 17" All-Season

• Tire Type: All Season
• Rear Tire Diameter: 17

Wheels - 17" Alloy

• Rim Type: Alloy
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 17

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice
Cold PackageHeated front seats; Heated steering wheel; Heated washer jets; Heated front windshield Base/Premium$1,000 / $940
SiriusXM Satellite RadioIncludes 3 months of complimentary service All exc R-Sport$350 / $329
Powertrain Badge DeleteRemoves trunk badge on right hand side All$0 / $0
InControl Touch NavigationInControl Touch Navigation with Voice Control and InControl Apps Base/Premium$500 / $470
Rearview CameraRear view camera parking aid with guidance lines on display Base$400 / $376

Available Colors

Jaguar XE Exterior Colors:

Tempest Grey Metallic
 
Black Cherry Metallic
 
British Racing Green Metallic
 
Celestial Black Metallic
 
Polaris White
 
Gallium Silver Metallic
 
Bluefire Metallic
 
Rhodium Silver Metallic
 
Ingot Metallic
 
Caesium Blue Metallic
 
Cosmic Black Metallic
 
Italian Racing Red Metallic
 
Storm Grey Metallic
 
Glacier White Metallic
 
Quartzite Metallic
 
Ebony
 
Ammonite Grey Metallic
 
Odyssey Red Metallic
 
Ultimate Black Metallic
 
Dark Sapphire Metallic
 

Jaguar XE Interior Colors:

Jet (Luxtec)
 
Latte (Luxtec)
 
Light Oyster (Luxtec)
 

Safety Features

Traction control
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Tire pressure monitoring
Front and rear head airbags
Engine immobilizer
Turn signal mirrors
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Stability control
Rear center 3-point belt
Child seat anchors
4-wheel ABS
Emergency braking assist
3 rear headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear door child safety locks
Daytime running lights

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Not Tested

Roof Strength Test - Not Tested

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Not Tested

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Not Tested

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Not Tested

Mechanical Features

Engine: 2liter
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1999
Horsepower: 240
Valves: 16
Torque: 251
Fuel: Premium Unleaded (required)
Transmission: 8 speed AUTOMATIC
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive

Recalls

Jaguar XE Recalls Issued - 2017

Recall Number: 16V940000
Component Description: SEAT BELTS:PRETENSIONER
Manufacturered From: to
Owner Notification Date:
Number of Vehicle Affected: 8,232
Consequence: If the front seat seatbelt pretensioners do not function properly, the seat occupants may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seat belt assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J081.
Description: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain 2017 Jaguar XE vehicles manufactured July 12, 2016, to December 2, 2016, and Jaguar F-Type vehicles manufactured July 14, 2016, to December 16, 2016. The affected vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash.