2018 Jaguar XE

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$35,725–$59,000 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Jaguar XE. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-36 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    247-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Steering and handling
  • Acceleration with V-6
  • Ride composure
  • Impressive warranty
  • Roomy trunk
  • Relatively affordable

The Bad

  • Tight cabin, especially headroom
  • Rearward visibility
  • Some inconsistent cabin materials
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Cheap vinyl upholstery in lower trim levels

Notable Features of the 2018 Jaguar XE

  • New 247-hp turbo four-cylinder
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Diesel engine available
  • Two supercharged V-6s available
  • Available 10-inch multimedia screen

2018 Jaguar XE Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Introduced last year, the XE is Jaguar’s first compact sedan since the X-Type of the 2000s. The XE comes with rear- or all-wheel drive, and four engines are offered. The XE competes with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS and Audi A4.

New for 2018

The new base engine is a 247-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder. The lineup is topped by a new limited-edition Portfolio model with the 340-hp supercharged V-6, navigation, surround-sound audio, a 10-inch touchscreen, front-seat cooling, heated rear seats, a foot-activated power trunk lid and other features. A new S trim level is powered by a 380-hp variant of the V-6.

New available safety features include blind spot warning; Forward Traffic Detection, which alerts the driver when something crosses in front; and Forward Vehicle Guidance, which shows the area ahead when parking.


Latest 2018 XE Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(1.0)

Shouldn't be called a Jaguar

by Stevenyla from West Hollywood, CA on June 6, 2018

Interior was cheap looking, uncomfortable to drive (knee hit steering column). Felt like the black vinyl interior of an 80s NYC taxicab but half the size. Disappointing to say the least. I've had a X, ... Read full review

(5.0)

A great looking car, fun to drive

by Stan from Valley Springs on May 25, 2018

We wanted a car that showed class, was fun to drive and got good fuel mileage. This XE meets all of that criteria. We leased the XE with all of the bells and whistles and the turbo diesel and get ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Jaguar XE currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Jaguar XE has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jaguar

Program Benefits

Rigorous 165-Point Inspection, Transferable Warranty, Roadside Assistance, No Deductible, Vehicle History Report, Trip Interruption Benefits

  • Limited Warranty

    Up to 7 Years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date (no deductible), whichever comes first
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 165 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XE received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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