2018 Jaguar XE Diesel

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2018 Jaguar XE
Save up to $8,306
MSRP range
$37,225 - $49,825
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Pros

  • Speed and acceleration from 340-/380-hp V6 engine is exhilarating
  • Impressive fuel economy with optional diesel engine
  • Exhibits sharp handling and steering performance around turns

Cons

  • Auto stop-start system is abrupt and unrefined
  • Backseat is relatively cramped
  • Quality of interior materials and assembly doesn't stack up to rivals
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2018 Jaguar XE video

MARK TAKAHASHI: Mercedes-Benz has AMG, BMW has their M Division, MI6 has Q-Branch, Jaguar has SVO, Special Vehicle Operations. [ENGINE STARTS REVVING] This is their latest creation, Project 8, based loosely on an XE. It's not an XE, though. Underneath the hood is a five liter supercharge V8 that makes 592 horsepower. The goal is to put down a time at the norge Life. Up front, we've got all this madness to make it go fast and to keep it cool. So we have all these vents. And I like these lacy little cutouts here. It's almost like a MotoGP bike. We have an adjustable splitter here. There's a ton of carbon fiber, too. Now that's obviously to save weight, and they saved weight throughout the entire car. They shaved off sound insulation. They have a titanium exhaust from the midway back. Even the headlight had to be moved forward, so they can squeeze this giant wheel in there. The only thing that it shares with the XE, exterior wise, is the door panel here and the proof panel here. Everything else had to be completely reengineered, resculpted in order to fit all of these bits and pieces in here, especially the wheels. This has this massive wheel arch back here. I mean, it's gorgeous, it's smoothed out, it blends really well into the body, it's like the first year M Coupe, which I love. So it's got these really aggressive carbon fiber side skirts. And I love this detail here. No step. It's just like a fighter jet. We have this high mounted carbon fiber wing back here. Puts down 269 pounds of downforce at 186 miles per hour. That's impressive. But really, I think I'm in love with the exhaust because I heard this thing start up on the street, and it sounds even more aggressive than my favorite Jag, the F-TYPE R. [ENGINE REVVING] So besides an abundance of alcantara in the front seats, the interior of the XE is pretty much the same. The big kicker is the back seats. You can get a rear seat delete that puts a roll cage back there just in case you want to beat their time on the ring. Good luck. It's not going to happen. With this kind of performance, Jaguar's looking at a 200 mile an hour top speed, zero to 60 time 3.3 seconds-ish, and they're hoping to set a timer around the norge life in the low seven minute range. That's impressive. Don't think that this is just a one-off special project either. They're going to plan to make 300 of these worldwide, costing right around $190 to $200,000. That's a lot of money, sure. But don't be too surprised if some of these elements start showing up in other future Jaguars. They didn't completely write off the idea of an XE SVR variant. And most of these parts are actually built in-house at Jaguar. So the likelihood of these showing up, it's pretty high. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see what's rolling through or Edmunds garage next. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 First Look

Edmunds takes a first look at the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi drools a little bit over the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. This is Jaguar's most extreme performance car whose reason for being is to put down a time at the Nordschleife in the low 7-minute range. Based loosely on the Jaguar XE, it's motivated by a 5.0L supercharged V8 (592 horsepower) and possesses go-fast styling and weight-saving material. Take a listen to that exhaust.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$39,825
MPG
32 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automatic
Diesel
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
MSRP
$46,225
MPG
30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automatic
Diesel
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
MSRP
$43,725
MPG
32 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automatic
Diesel
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
MSRP
$37,225
MPG
32 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automatic
Diesel
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite XE safety features:

Blind-Spot Assist
Warns you about approaching vehicles from up to 300 feet away that might enter your blind spot. Can apply corrective steering as well.
Pedestrian Detection
Uses a forward-facing camera to scan for pedestrians and engages automatic braking if a collision with pedestrian seems imminent.
Lane Keep Assist
Provides corrective steering if the driver veers too closely to lane markings on either side without the turn signal engaged.

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More about the 2018 Jaguar XE

The 2018 Jaguar XE is the newest entrant into an appealing class of small sport luxury sedans. Jaguar traditionally hasn't had much to offer these shoppers before, but the XE is a fully competitive car that makes a connection to the road like few of its competitors.

The base XE is fairly basic when it comes to features, but it still offers a punchy 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and the sharp handling for which the XE is widely praised. It also has the tech basics such as Bluetooth and an 8-inch touchscreen media interface. But it's not that great a stretch into a Premium trim, which adds auto-dimming side mirrors, driver seat and mirror memory settings, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a rearview camera, and an upgraded 11-speaker Meridian sound system. Plus, the Premium offers the option of a powerful supercharged V6 engine.

Moving up to the Prestige trim starts to get into the finer details, including larger wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a navigation system, as well as the optional V6 engine. It's not a bad option if you want maximum luxury without committing to the more performance-oriented R-Sport and S trims.

There's no doubt that the R-Sport is the first stage of the XE's high-performance potential. It, too, is available with the four-cylinder gasoline and four-cylinder diesel engines, but you can also skip right to the 340-hp supercharged V6, as well as features such as unique 19- or 20-inch wheels and exterior trim, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic high beams, upgraded leather upholstery and panel trim, and satellite radio. Many driver assistance aids are also standard, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors.

The S trim is equipped similarly to the R-Sport but only offers the supercharged V6 engine, this time with 380 hp and all-wheel drive. Specific features include 19-inch wheels, enhanced leather and suedecloth upholstery, and upgraded aluminum and metal cabin accents.

For 2018, there's also a limited-run Portfolio model, equipped similarly to the S trim but showcases Jaguar's technology offerings with a navigation system, a 10-inch touchscreen interface, a 12.3-inch digital instrument/gauge display, a Wi-Fi connection, a head-up display, and a Meridian surround-sound audio system.

Options are broad and wide-ranging for the XE, typically falling into packages and a handful of stand-alone items. But this is where you can select a lower-trim XE model yet still find many of the features you want, including navigation, heated seats and driver safety aids.

Compared to other luxury small sedans, the XE isn't as nice inside, and you might be a little disappointed considering that Jag is usually known for putting together cars with rich and high-quality cabins. But once you plant that accelerator pedal and take a few turns with some spirit, you'll see what the fuss is all about. When it comes time to pick out your new XE, let Edmunds guide you to the one right for you.

2018 Jaguar XE Diesel Overview

The 2018 Jaguar XE Diesel is offered in the following styles: 20d Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d R-Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d R-Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), and 20d 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

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2018 Jaguar XE Diesel 20d Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

The 2018 Jaguar XE Diesel 20d Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,028. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jaguar XE Diesel 20d Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) is trending $8,306 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The 2018 Jaguar XE Diesel 20d Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,820. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jaguar XE Diesel 20d Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) is trending $7,830 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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