Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Jaguar XE saloon?
The XE is an exemplary motorway car and may well have accumulated a lot of high-speed miles, so check for stone chips on the bodywork and also for kerb damage to the alloy wheels caused by over-enthusiastic parking.
Check the condition of the seat fabrics, too, as these can become easily scuffed.
Engine may cut out
The fuel feed could detach on some cars manufactured until 25 February 2016, and any affected XE will need to have an extra clamp fitted to the relevant hose at a Jaguar dealer to sort this issue.
There have been two recalls for the pretensioners not operating correctly in a collision. The first applies to XEs made between 16 February and 16 December 2016, while the second relates only to the one for the driver's seat of cars constructed between 22 September 2015 and 23 March 2016.
Is a used Jaguar XE saloon reliable?
The XE turned out to be somewhat of a mixed bag when it was featured in our latest reliability survey.
Petrol XEs finished in eighth place in the executive car class, but diesels were 24th out of 26. Diesel XEs are almost twice as liable to go wrong as petrols, with a fault rate of 37% (compared with 19% for petrols). The engine was the biggest concern, accounting for 13% of faults. Although 78% of repairs were free, some bills cost up to £750 and 26% of cars were out of action for more than a week.