The 2018 Jaguar XE is the new sheriff in town, and it is here to rule with an iron fist. This sports sedan is built to add flavor into driving. It comes with three engine choices. This new vehicle brings something fresh for all driving enthusiasts thanks to its many unique trim levels. The XE offers excellent handling balance, superb ride, and smooth power delivery. There is little noise in the cabin, but it is unfortunate that some cheap materials have been used to fit and finish the interior. You will love the Sexy exterior design, engaging driving dynamics and the three available engine choices. However, you will not like the poor interior fit and finish, finicky multimedia system and cramped rear seats.
The XE is meant to be an answer for the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. Apart from the above models, the XE will also be in stiff competition against the Cadillac ATS, Lexus IS and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
What's new for 2018?
The Jaguar - Land Rover's Ingenium engine family is the inspiration behind the improved 2.0-liter gas turbo-four engine in the 2018 Jaguar XE. There is an addition of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display as well as a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 which produces more power, offering 380 hp. It has also been improved with extra safety features like forward vehicle guidance and Forward traffic detection. In addition to the above features, it also comes with a super cool feature called Shell app which uses the car's touchscreen to pay for fuel. The 2018 EX also has a power-operated trunk.
How safe is the 2018 Jaguar XE?
This sports sedan comes with plenty of driver assistance and active safety features; they include driver condition monitoring, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control with queue assist, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and blind-spot warning. The 2018 Jaguar XE is yet to be tested by the IIHS and NHTSA.
What are the pros and cons of the 2018 Jaguar XE?
You will love the Sexy exterior design, engaging driving dynamics and the three available engine choices. However, you will not like the poor interior fit and finish, finicky multimedia system and cramped rear seats.
What are the features offered by this sedan?
Some of the standard features of the 2018 Jaguar XE include: a Meridian premium audio system, keyless entry/start, leather upholstery, infotainment system with a standard a 10.2-inch unit or eight-inch touchscreen, alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter, heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, a moonroof, heated rear seats, adaptive HID headlights, head-up display and a rearview camera.
Which engine is available in the 2018 XE?
The 2018 XE is offered with three engine options which include: a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine which produces 180 hp and 318 lb-ft, a fresh 2.0-liter gas turbo-four engine that produces 247 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque as well as a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that is responsible for 340 hp or 380 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The only gearbox that is offered is an eight-speed automatic transmission.