Jaguar XE saloon running costs
Every XE is competitively priced, given the generous amount of standard equipment you get, and the rear-wheel-drive diesel model has low – if not class-leading – CO2 emissions.
Service intervals are up to every two years or 21,000 miles, and fixed-price servicing plans are available that cover the XE for up to five years or 75,000 miles.
Jaguar XE saloon equipment
Even the entry-level S spec comes with 18in alloy wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers and cruise control – enough to make it our pick of the range.
However, if you do fancy a few more luxuries, SE adds keyless entry and power-folding door mirrors, while range-topping HSE cars have 19in wheels and higher-quality Windsor leather.
Regardless of the spec you go for, you can also choose from two trim packs: standard and R-Dynamic; the latter gives the car a more aggressive look in addition to lowered and stiffened suspension.
Jaguar XE saloon reliability
Jaguar provides a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and three years’ European roadside assistance, with the option to extend both at extra cost.
And you might wish to do so. The brand’s reliability record is rather poor, with it placing 28th out of 31 manufacturers in our latest Reliability Survey, behind Audi, BMW and Mercedes, and a long way off Alfa Romeo and Lexus.
To corroborate that, the XE had a poor showing among its executive car peers, finishing second-bottom of the class for reliability.
Jaguar XE saloon safety and security
All XEs come with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and driver drowsiness monitoring, while range-topping HSE cars also have blindspot monitoring and an adaptive cruise control system that automatically keeps you a safe distance from the car in front.
The safety experts at Euro NCAP gave the XE a five-star crash test rating. Drill down into the details and you’ll discover that the car performed well in the individual categories, outscoring the Audi A4 in all but child occupant protection.
As you’d expect, every XE comes with an alarm and an engine immobiliser to help fend off thieves, and you can add a vehicle tracker.
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