With the world's balance shifting in favor of SUVs. Jaguar-makers took a risky turn when they released their first model of the Jaguar XE lineup. Although phenomenal in many aspects, to be fair, Jaguar XE is not very popular in the car market. This was intended for the Jaguar XE to be a luxury sedan. But it turned out to be a more compact sedan with cramped rear seats. The interior, classy exterior, high technology, and comfort of Jaguar XE do allow it to become a total flop.
And with the new models of Jaguar XE, newly launched in 2020, there have been modest improvements as compared to the last versions. We can see updates in the car's agility, front and rear fascia, improved infotainment system, and a few fixes here and there. As you will read along with us, we will familiarize you with the features and advancements offered by the Jaguar XE 2020. At the end of this blog, you will be able to decide if this is the car that you want to invest in or not.
Features of Jaguar XE
In this section, we will dive into the details of the 2020 Jaguar XE to give you a better insight. We’ll be keeping in mind both the pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.
Jaguar XE has a range of models and trim levels and presents a combination of 32 cars. For the year 2020, Jaguar has cut down the numbers to offer better technology and features. 2020 XE Jaguar comes in only three iterations; Jaguar XE S with RWD or AWD and Jaguar XE R-Dynamic S AWD.
If we compare the latest three models, XE R-Dynamic S AWD takes the lead because of better performance and better appearance. XE R-Dynamic S AWD is more pleasing with power and also offers upgraded seats.
Both the XE and XE R-Dynamic are "one-of-its-kind" when it comes to the exterior. While XE has more soft yet unique exterior details, the XE-R dynamic has a more buff and aggressive body that makes it look sportier than XE S.
XE 2020 sophisticated exterior offers advanced aerodynamic performance. This allows the car to cut through the air like a knife because of the low drag coefficient. Moreover, the optional LED headlights and the Sweeping Animated Directional Indicators (present on both front and rear) heighten the Jaguar's novelty.
Taillights cannot be unnoticed because they add a modern and sharp look to the wide Jaguar XE. They are also known to make the car look sportier by adding the perfect look to them. They are hard to miss and very easy to impress. You can also customize and personalize the car by choosing your favorite color from the range of 11 colors that are offered. You can add more to the ravishing exterior by selecting a particular texture from; metallic, premium paints, or solid color.
When considering the interior of Jaguar XE and Jaguar R-Dynamic, there's only one word that can do justice, and it is – impressive. The cockpit is centralized to accommodate the driver's needs as it offers him maximum comfort paired with a distinctive style. The leather seats contribute the most to the luxury of the car. With the steering wheel made up of soft-grain leather, one can only imagine how luxurious this car is. The seats consider passenger comfort and can fit three adults at the back as well.
The car doors are designed to hold stuff like bottles in a neat yet chic way. Simultaneously, the optional Configurable Ambient Lighting can change the lighting inside the cabin according to your mood. These features are supported by exquisite details and cabin air ionization, which can evacuate odor, pathogens, and allergens in a jiffy.
The boot space of the Jaguar XE is a disappointment. It measures in at 410 liters while the rest of its rivals measure better. You can pay a little extra (around £450) to have the rear seats folded. But this is not economical and not very well entertained by the people.
Jaguar XE Pricing
Jaguar XE S has a base price of £30,248.60 (with rear-wheel drive) to be exact. Further addition of £1551.21 can lead to the addition of all-wheel-drive. It has a 247-horsepower turbo-four engine.
While on the other hand, Jaguar XE R-Dynamic has an OTR price of £35,914.04 with a 296-horsepower turbo-four engine and all-wheel-drive. Jaguar XE R-Dynamic has sportier seats which automatically increases its appeal.
For those who want the lowest running costs in the XE lineup – the D180 diesel variant should be perfect for them. It returns up to 50.7 mpg and releases only 130 g/km of CO2. Hence it is both easy on your pocket and with the taxes.
However, between the two variants in the Jaguar XE, the XE R-Dynamic gives brilliant performance but a price that is not pocket-friendly. Here, P250 or Jaguar XE Stakes the lead for being the one that provides low running costs. It has a posted economy figure of 36.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of about 159g/km.
Jaguar has gone full high-tech with its recent XE. You can now enjoy an automated car in all aspects at an economical price, that’s for sure.
Among the standard features, the Touch Pro Duo is available to handle and cater to all of your in-car needs. Moreover, the dual-zone automatic climate control keeps you updated with the weather conditions and modifies the car to adapt to them accordingly. Because of this, your driving experience is never a bad one when it comes to Jaguar XE.
The sound systems (two variants are available) offer great sound making your car ride an enjoyable one. With the online pack that provides connectivity for up to eight devices, no one has to feel disconnected at all. And the wireless device charging is indeed a cherry on the top. Another unique feature of the Jaguar XE is the rearview mirror that also has two variants. Firstly, it can act as a regular rearview mirror. Secondly, a camera fed in the antenna pod continuously shows whatever is happening on the road without any obstruction.
The projection of crucial information on the windscreen and the interactive driver display that provides you navigation directions, allows you to see what's playing, and views timely driving information – are features that make Jaguar XE merely amazing.
The striking driving performance of the Jaguar XE is what makes it stand out. With its top-notch engineering and mind-blowing technology, it safe to say that this is the section where Jaguar has outdone itself. Through the Jaguar XE, they have found the perfect way to balance fun and comfort – and this is what remains unmatched as of yet. Equipped with a lightweight aluminum architecture, a maximum speed of up to 250 km/h can be easily achieved. Not only this, but the aluminum body has minimized CO2 emission and fuel consumption as well.
Jaguar XE is well known for its torque distribution that provides maximum stability to the car. It also allows the wheels to better grip the surface without affecting the driving experience at all. Furthermore, the Adaptive Surface Response ensures that your driving experience is not harmful no matter how adverse the conditions are. All in all, when it comes to driving – Jaguar XE is an exemplary car.
Jaguar XE Safety Features
XE offers some exceptional safety features that are unmatched when it comes to its rivals. The standard features include; cruise control and limit speeder (allows you to maintain a constant speed of your liking), driver condition monitor (closely monitors the driver's condition to prevent any accidents), lane keep assist (keeps the vehicle in lane), and, rear camera (provides the rearview when reversing).
Apart from the standard yet convenient features Jaguar also offers "park packs" and "drive packs," each of which come with more improved and advanced features, all set to assist the driver in any circumstances.
Thoughts of GoodAutoDeals
Jaguar XE is not a perfect car, but it sure isn't a bad one either. As mentioned before, it is a compact sedan trying to survive in a world dominated by SUVs; hence it is not a perfect car for a family.
Even though the rear seats are a little cramped and the engines have room for improvement, Jaguar XE is a reasonably good-looking, economical, and well-designed car. Also, with the installation of the updated infotainment system, Jaguar has shown how they prioritize the comfort and ease of the driver.