Inside the 2016 Jaguar XE (29 Photos)


Jaguar's all-new XE entry-level sedan debuted on U.S. soil at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is the first time we've seen the XE in person, and it put one of my concerns to rest that there wouldn't be enough distinction in size between the compact XE and midsize XF considering the XE looks like a slightly smaller XF. Experiencing the XE's extreme compactness up close put that concern to rest.

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Perhaps I thought the XE would be larger because its design and proportions are so similar to the XF and full-size XJ four-doors. The XE's interior is quite compact with tight proportions that provide a coupelike interior experience similar to Mercedes-Benz's CLA-Class and Audi's A3. That doesn't mean uncomfortable, however, considering I had just enough room — I'm 6 feet tall — up front and in the backseat, though any extra room is nonexistent.

By Joe Bruzek | January 13, 2015 | Comments (3)

2016 Jaguar XE Diesel to Crack 40 MPG Highway


Jaguar Land Rover has a plan to offer a diesel engine in just about every one of its cars and SUVs in the not-so-distant future. Here's the kicker: that plan includes North America, where diesel offerings are still limited compared to what's available overseas. Land Rover's diesel love fest in North America will start this fall with the recently announced 2016 Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6, boasting 32 percent improved efficiency compared to the base supercharged V-6.

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In the Jaguar camp, a diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder will find its way into the highly anticipated entry-level XE luxury sedan when it launches stateside in 2016; the XE is Jaguar's BMW 3 Series/Audi A4/Lexus IS/Cadillac ATS fighter. Jaguar Land Rover North America's President and CEO Joe Eberhardt says to expect the diesel XE's highway fuel economy to fall in the "40-something" range, he remarked at a briefing of future product at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

An above-40-mpg-highway rating would make the diesel-powered XE one of the most efficient offerings in today's segment — right up there with the diesel-powered BMW 328d's impressive 32/45/37 mpg city/highway/combined ratings. We expect more diesel news from Jaguar Land Rover in the future, but here's one headline you won't see, "Jaguar Introduces Diesel-Powered F-Type." Eberhardt said all products except the F-Type will eventually offer a diesel engine

By Joe Bruzek | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Jaguar XE S: First Look


Competes with: BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS

Looks like: Somebody shrunk the Jaguar XF

Drivetrain: 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: 2016

Have a look at the most important car to come out of British luxury automaker Jaguar in decades — a compact, entry-level luxury sedan set to do battle with the heavy hitters in the segment, like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. This is the new 2015 XE, introduced to the world in its high-performance S trim, an aluminum-intensive rear-wheel-drive luxury car meant to continue the successes of the latest Jaguar XF and XJ sedans with a much higher volume segment.

Related: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Expert Review 

The XE will go on sale in Europe first as the 2015 model shown here; the U.S. won't see the car until it arrives as a 2016 model, sometime in early 2016.

By Aaron Bragman | September 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Jaguar Releases New Photo of 3 Series-Fighter XE

Jaguar XE

Jaguar is whetting people's appetites for the all-new midsize XE with a glimpse of the 3 Series fighter poking its nose out of a building — the rest of the car is still under wraps. The recently released image isn't a very different angle from what we've already seen, though it shows a flesh and blood (aluminum and composite?) depiction instead of a heavily disguised rendering.

Related: Jaguar's 3 Series-Fighter Finally Announced, Named

When it goes on sale in 2016, the aluminum-chassis XE will use a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, plus offer a full range of engine choices with enough juice for one particular XE to top 186 mph.

By Joe Bruzek | July 31, 2014 | Comments (2)

Jaguar's 3 Series-Fighter Finally Announced, Named


Jaguar announced today that an all-new midsize sedan is on the way for 2015, and it will be called the Jaguar XE.

The company also revealed that the new car will be based on an aluminum chassis with new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. There was no mention if these will be turbocharged engines, but we assume they will be because the automaker claims they're "all-new." It sounds like Jaguar is ditching the turbo 2.0-liter in the current XF sedan.

Related: The $46,000 Sport Sedan Challenge: Results

Jaguar also said there would be a "full range" of engine choices, including one topping 186 mph, so this BMW 3 Series competitor will likely pack more than just a four-cylinder.

Jaguar has been without a car in this segment since the much-maligned X-Type was discontinued in 2009. It enters a competitive segment with not only the 3 Series but also a redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the soon-to-be-updated Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Volvo S60, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 250 and Acura's new TLX.

The only XE image that Jaguar released (above) doesn't look remarkably different from the XF sedan, but we'll see more when the production versions are revealed "later this year."

By David Thomas | March 4, 2014 | Comments (2)

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