The 2017 XE is out to rebuild Jaguar’s image in the highly competitive compact luxury sedan segment. The XE is the first diesel Jaguar has ever offered in the U.S., and while it's expectedly weak during high-speed passing, its 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder has decent grunt for around town and accelerating up to lower highway speeds. Output stands at 180 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque.

Two gasoline engine options—a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque—are available across most of the four trims. I drove the V6 briefly in Michigan, and needless to say, this is the XE’s ideal engine—plenty of power, snappy response, and pleasing sounds—to match its stellar chassis. Overall, the 2017 Jaguar XE impresses in many key attributes (performance, styling, materials quality, and equipment) shoppers in this class want. We look forward to seeing if it can take some sales from its competition. Read more on CarGurus: cargur.us/b_j_3

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Comments

    • Quagmire88
      Quagmire88

      I am waiting on my 2019 XE S AWD. Its coming from the port so it should be pristine. I really fell in love with the 380HP SC V6 when I test drove it.

      about 7 months ago
    • Andy Carr
      Andy Carr In reply to Quagmire88

      I want to buy the one in the video, whats your opinion on European cars in the US? my mechanic told me to stay away. But i really like it. Advice?

      about 5 months ago
    • lotusjag garage
      lotusjag garage

      At least the x type is a real jaguar

      about 1 year ago
    • Robert Newman
      Robert Newman In reply to lotusjag garage

      Isn't the X Type just a rebadged Ford Mondeo.

      about 4 months ago
    • neo sapien
      neo sapien

      Nice review, thumbs up!

      about 2 years ago
    • Rui Daniel Amorim
      Rui Daniel Amorim

      Nice review!

      about 2 years ago
    • TOTO Cult
      TOTO Cult

      This is more like a comparsion to a Lincoln Continental not no BMW or Mercedes, it's not even near its class. And by far, the Continental is a better looking car also beating it in performs too

      about 2 years ago
    • Aaron Keyes
      Aaron Keyes

      great review. thank you.

      about 2 years ago
    • Hilton
      Hilton

      I wouldn't buy a diesel. The gasoline Jags are pocket rockets and more refined. They don't sound like you're about to go plough a field. I love Jaguars and have a older XF myself. Best car I ever bought and after 8 years, no electrical issues you mention on this newer XE.

      about 2 years ago
    • M Hastings
      M Hastings

      Jaguar XE R-sport with the 340 HP Supercharged 6 is an amazing car. I haven't had this much fun since my 1965 Shelby Mustang. It's a little pricey compared to the others in it's class, but well worth it.

      about 2 years ago
    • M Hastings
      M Hastings In reply to M Hastings

      Also, I got 36.5 MPG on one trip and routinely get 32.5 even with a few pedal romps. Amazing engine. BTW you can also increase the horsepower by almost 25% with a small kit that retunes the engine to about 420hp. To a google search, it costs $997 though.

      about 2 years ago
    • Hilton
      Hilton In reply to M Hastings

      M Hastings yeah, supercharged V6 is amazing. It sounds so good when it gargles its gas and the spits it like an angry cat. If I buy one it will be a six cylinder supercharged as well

      about 2 years ago
    • 93455Driver
      93455Driver

      The visibility issue is a little off putting, but these A pillar issues seem common due to roll over crash protection.

      about 2 years ago
    • cremisi1000
      cremisi1000

      bought this , its a great car , it takes some time to get used to the visibility issue though .

      about 2 years ago
    • Andy Carr
      Andy Carr In reply to cremisi1000

      cremisi1000 im thinking of getting this Jaguar. But my mechanic says not to get European cars in the US. Whats your opinion?

      about 5 months ago
    • nphung01
      nphung01

      $53,000 for an XE????

      about 2 years ago
    • Jeff Horton
      Jeff Horton In reply to nphung01

      texasdoll36 right in see all the same xe prices for under 35k

      about 1 year ago
    • texasdoll36
      texasdoll36 In reply to nphung01

      nphung01 $53,000? NOOOOO! In Houston, Tx its more like 35,000

      about 2 years ago
    • vwmatt33
      vwmatt33

      Does anyone else have a really hard time distinguishing the difference between this and the XF? I know it's the same platform and guys, for the most part, but man I have a hard time with the two

      about 2 years ago
    • daAnder71
      daAnder71 In reply to vwmatt33

      vwmatt33 That's the same problem I have with these cars. The current XF and the XE use the same - very Audi-like - rear lights, so you really have to look for the model badge or get a measuring tape to distinguish them (hint: The XF is a little bigger). Still both look a lot better than the usual (German) suspects.

      about 2 years ago
    • Carrera911Fan
      Carrera911Fan

      Any idea when the XE S will be available in North America ?

      about 2 years ago
    • Najhae T
      Najhae T

      Who cares if y'all don't talk, tell that old bitty to get a new jag

      about 2 years ago
    • canonlybeme4life
      canonlybeme4life

      Great Review. I would be willing to try it for many of the reasons you stated. The visibility issue would have to reviewed however. Also, the diesel options would not work. I would do the 3.0

      about 3 years ago
    • TennisGvy
      TennisGvy

      Went to a showroom and the giant infotainment was flickering.

      about 3 years ago
    • MGTSVR
      MGTSVR In reply to TennisGvy

      TennisGvy x

      about 2 years ago
    • Jerome H
      Jerome H

      And love the Peace reference. Peace be with you. And I think I have that same ring.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jerome H
      Jerome H

      I knew that Jag sourced the 2.0 from Ford, but I have never heard it describe as co-developed. Was it truly co-developed or was it sourced from Ford and tuned for application in the Jag?

      about 3 years ago
    • Donte Lindsey
      Donte Lindsey In reply to Jerome H

      I think it's Ford sourced. Jaguar tuned it for their own needs.

      about 2 years ago
    • BrawlFreak786
      BrawlFreak786

      1st

      about 3 years ago