Jaguar XE 2.0 P300 R-Dynamic HSE 4dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP£40,180
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.

This version of the XE is the range-topper. Along with sporty looks and lowered, stiffened suspension, it adds to the R-Dynamic SE's kit list with 19in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, softer Windsor leather trim, a 400-watt Meridian stereo and 16-way memory front seats. Even this version undercuts the equivalent Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, so we wouldn't say avoid it. It might be worth thinking about adding adaptive suspension to smooth out the ride, though.

This 296bhp P300 is punchy, with a 0-62mph time of 5.9sec, but it needs revving hard to extract that pace because its power is generated high up the rev range. It's the quickest XE currently on sale and the only one that comes with four-wheel drive. The P300 also has an eight-speed automatic gearbox and officially averages around 32mpg.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

30.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

394

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

206

g/km

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