Jaguar XE 2.0 D200 R-Dynamic SE 4dr Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £32,815What Car? Target Price£32,494
Review

The Jaguar XE has a lot of strengths. It is great fun to drive, comfortable, really well equipped and should hold onto its value well. On top of that, it’s very cheap next to its premium rivals, so whether you’re a private buyer looking to save cash or a company driver looking for reasonable tax payments, that also makes it well worth a look. The Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series have it licked for interior quality and practicality, though, but if you go for the D200 diesel in entry-level S trim you'll bag yourself a relative bargain.

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This version of the XE brings the sportier looks and lowered and stiffened suspension of R-Dynamic S but adds power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry, digital instruments, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic monitoring.

Company car drivers are best off going for this 201bhp, 2.0-litre mild hybrid diesel, which no hardship because it's good. It picks up well from 1500rpm and, flat-out, serves up 0-62mph in a respectable 7.3sec, making it quicker than the Audi A4 35 TDI but about half-a-second shy of the BMW 320d. It's pretty smooth and quiet on the move, although the eight-speed automatic gearbox isn't always as obliging, and officially averages just under 60mpg.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

356

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

128

g/km

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