Used Jaguar XE 2015-present review

Category: Executive car

Section: Advice for buyers

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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. 

Seatbelt pretensioners

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 didn’t fare too badly in our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing ahead of other executive car rivals such as the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class.