Jaguar XE 2.0 D200 S 4dr Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £30,210What Car? Target Price£29,915
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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Even this entry-level spec comes with 18in alloy wheels, 12-way electrically adjustable leather seats, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera, ambient interior lighting, cruise control and a 10.0in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto smartphone mirroring and a 140-watt stereo. Meanwhile, the list of standard safety kit includes automatic emergency city braking, lane-departure warning and traffic sign display. It's enough to make it our pick of the range.

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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