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Snackable Review: Jaguar XE

16 Oct 2015 Car Reviews

Snackable Review: Jaguar XE

British brand Jaguar presents its first compact luxury sedan in more than a decade, called the XE: but can it win buyers of the German brands?

PLUS

  • You could place drawing paper over Jaguar XE pricing and specifications and the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class competition, it really is that close. Range moves between $60,400 and $104,200.
  • Cheap servicing is very rare for a European brand. Five years worth of check ups won’t cost you more than $1350 on any model.
  • Excellent 380-watt Meridian stereo and 8.0-inch sat-nav are standard where premium audio and larger screen are optional in the entry-level German competition.
  • Small diesel uses less fuel than the competition but is similarly pleasant and refined. Diesel the pick of the affordable side of the range.
  • If you love to drive, the Jaguar mixes a sporty feel with comfort slightly better than the competition.

MINUS

  • Pricier models lose their value equation because they don’t add much extra equipment.
  • Some technology standard on most rivals but optional across XE range, such as automatic braking should the driver fail to stop when a city-speed forward collision is detected.
  • Feels squishier inside than the competition, so look elsewhere if rear legroom and boot space are priorities.
  • Petrol engines are old and can’t match the economy or refinement of either close rivals or the newer small diesel.
  • R-Sport models add sports suspension and sportier look but are much less comfortable over bumps.

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