2019 Jaguar XE Review
Pros & Cons
- Exhibits sharp handling and steering performance
- Surprisingly comfortable ride quality
- Impressive fuel economy with optional diesel engine
- Doesn't stack up to rivals in quality of interior materials and assembly
- Back seat is relatively cramped
- Engine auto stop-start system is abrupt and unrefined
List Price Range
$30,058 - $39,964
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Which XE does Edmunds recommend?
From basic to fully loaded, the XE spans a broad range that should satisfy most buyers. Our choice is with the Prestige trim with the 30t engine. The Prestige version of the XE comes with all the typical accoutrements that luxury-car buyers are looking for, while the 30t engine's 296 horsepower is enough to bring a smile whenever the throttle is pushed to the floor.
Edmunds' Expert Review
While its thrust and braking are workaday, the XE has a fundamentally good chassis. Its all-wheel drive is largely invisible from behind the wheel, affording traction without spoiling the steering.
Don't go thinking that the R-Sport billing will ruin the ride quality. In fact, the ride is appropriately firm but never harsh. It's the highlight of the XE's comfort. The seats and well-balanced noise levels don't disappoint either.
The interior is a mixed bag. Though there is enough front headroom, this is a small cabin that feels even more so due to the design of the dashboard. The driving position is quite good, but visibility could be better. None of its shortcomings are deal-breakers, but competitors are more consistent.
Its trunk is reasonably deep with a low liftover height, but the cabin storage is skimpy. Its nooks are small, and the door pockets are suitable for maps only. The limited backseat space may be an issue for packaging the car seat.
The XE's optional upgraded navigation system interface is a fast, feature-laden and worthwhile improvement over the standard one if you're not a smartphone nav user. The smartphone integration can be clunky. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would be a prime solution for this.
|Overall||7.0 / 10|
Most helpful consumer reviews
25t Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
This car has great handling, tech features are pretty cool and the gas mileage is good. So far we love it. Make sure you get the Navigation System as we found out that was optional not standard. The Dynamic mode is ridiculous and then there’s Eco mode for better gas mileage.
25t Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
I have had 1 Jag 10 years ago and 2 Mercedes c300 since. I loved my 2008 jag. Was very happy with the 2 Mercedes. This year when looking at a new car I was disappointed in the Mercedes. I love my new Jag. Its stands out because you don't see many on the road. Once you learn all the touch menus and features, t is great. I do not have anything negative to say. I happy a purchased it.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the XE models:
- 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 a 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.