What used Jaguar XE saloon will I get for my budget?
The earliest Jaguar XEs can now be bought for as little as £6000 with a higher mileage. Upping the ante to £11,000 or more gets you a low mileage 2016 car with average mileage, all with a full history and bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Between £17,000 and £22,000 should net you a nice 2018 car, with facelifted examples from 2019 starting at £23,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Jaguar XE saloon?
Even the more powerful diesel options with an automatic gearbox are impressively economical. The 161bhp 2.0 diesel has the best figure of 55.4mpg, with the 178bhp version being nearly as good at 54.3mpg. Both the 197bhp and 237bhp 2.0 petrol models get 37.7mpg. There is a four-wheel drive option for the XE, but this naturally takes its toll on economy, with the 237bhp 2.0 diesel dropping to 47.9mpg, although the 296bhp petrol only suffers a tiny amount to 37.2mpg.
On paper, the 3.0 doesn't seem so bad at 34.9mpg, although this will plummet considerably if you plan to drive it with gusto.
The least powerful diesel has emissions of a mere 106g/km, with the faster 178bhp versions putting out 137g/km. Both the 197bhp and 237bhp petrols emit 179g/km, while the 3.0-litre supercharged S model has the worst emissions of 194g/km.
Car tax (VED)
Buy an XE registered before April 2017, and you'll enjoy cheaper car tax due to low CO2 emissions. Those registered after that date will pay annual car tax (VED) at the standard rate. Beware XEs costing over £40,000 new, as these will attract a supplementary luxury car tax. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing and insurance
Service intervals for the 2.0 diesel cars are two years or 21,000 miles, which is good news, while the petrol engines need a service every year or 16,000 miles. Fixed-price servicing plans are available that cover the XE for up to five years or 75,000 miles. Insurance groups range from a reasonable 22 up to 31 for the faster models.
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