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Jaguar XE Saloon Review

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Jaguar XE
10 Dec 2015 10:46 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:18

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Introduced in 2015, the Jaguar XE was the first compact executive saloon in the British marque’s line-up since the X-Type. Being based on a Ford Mondeo didn’t win the X-Type too many hearts and minds; most buyers opted for something German-built instead.

So, with the XE, Jaguar needed to up its game. It set about designing a ‘proper’ Jaguar from the ground up, using its own lightweight aluminium chassis and a rear-wheel drive layout for sharper handling.

But did it succeed? And should you buy an XE over its closest rivals, which of course include stalwarts such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

Read on to find out, as we tell you all there is to know about the XE, including which engines and trims make the most sense. And whichever car you decide is for you, be sure to check out our new car buyer page for the very best deals available.

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There are 7 trims available for the XE Saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
R-Sport
Comes with all the comforts of Prestige trim, but adds 18in alloys, xenon headlights, a bodykit and sports seats. It also has lowered and stiffened suspension for even tighter body control, but thi...View trim
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Landmark Edition
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SV Project 8
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SE
Entry-level SE trim gets more than just the essentials. It comes with 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, an 8.0in touchscreen sat-nav system, rear parking sensors, cruise control, automa...View trim
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Prestige
This is our favourite trim, because it combines a luxurious-feeling interior with a reasonable price. It comes with all the kit that the generously equipped SE version gets and adds heated leather...View trim
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Portfolio
Portfolio models come with lots of luxury equipment, including higher-quality leather upholstery than other XEs, full-electric seat adjustment and the superb Meridian sound system. They’re on the p...View trim
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300 Sport
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