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Jaguar XE

(2015 - present)

The Jaguar XE is a medium-sized premium saloon and is the entry-level saloon in the Jaguar range. Unveiled in Autumn 2014, it first hit UK roads in Summer 2015. It is built here in the UK at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich factory in the Midlands.

The XE was given a major overhaul and facelift in early 2019, with improved specification and a lower price. This update has been given plenty of positive reviews from the UK motoring media, and the XE’s overall Expert Rating currently puts it at a similar level to rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.

The Jaguar XE has received particular praise for its driving dynamics and (from 2019) much-improved interior. Criticisms have been directed at its cramped rear cabin space compared to rivals, and it is generally regarded as still below the overall standards set by the class-leading BMW 3 Series.

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Body style: Mid-sized saloon
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £33,915 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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The Car Expert

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Honest John

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

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More safety recognition

  • Euro NCAP rated the Jaguar XE as Safest Large Family Car of 2015

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Jaguar XE has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Jaguar XE has received


  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Executive Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Compact Executive Car of the Year
  • BusinessCar Awards – Business Car of the Year
  • SME Company Car of the Year Awards – Company Car of the Year + Best Large Company Car


  • Fleet World Awards – Best New Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Compact Executive Car of the Year
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Executive Car
  • Diesel Car Awards – Best Large Car
  • Telegraph Awards – Car of the Year + Best Business Car
  • Festival Automobile International – Most Beautiful Car of 2014

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If you’re looking at the Jaguar XE, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Alfa Romeo Giulia | Audi A4 | BMW 3 Series | Infiniti Q50 | Lexus IS | Mercedes-Benz C-Class | Peugeot 508 | Tesla Model 3 | Volkswagen Passat

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