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Jaguar XE review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

Overall the XE is a very cost-effective executive saloon to buy and run

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.5 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and Running Costs Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£33,210 to £43,355
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All Jaguar XE models are powered by 2.0-litre engines that have been developed with one eye on economy and efficiency. Naturally, the most efficient engine in the range is the D200 diesel, and Jaguar claims an impressive best of 58.1mpg for combined economy, with CO2 emissions of 127g/km. Beware choosing the correct specification though, the same powertrain in the SE Black return 54.4mpg and 136g/km. That’s still a lot better than the previously available D180, whose figures sit at 46-50.7mpg for the rear-drive version and 41.6-46.4mpg for the four-wheel drive model. CO2 emissions were 146g/km and 161g/km, respectively.

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The powerful P300 is the thirstiest XE with a combined fuel economy figure of 31.6mpg. CO2 emissions are quoted at 204g/km, but will vary depending on wheel size.

The XE compares favourably with most of its closest rivals, but the ever-dominant BMW 3 Series still offers a better balance between running costs and performance.

It’s worth noting that should you regularly tap into the XE’s excellent driving dynamics, you’ll see the above mpg figures drop quite drastically.

Insurance groups

The Jaguar XE starts at insurance group 27 in D180 guise and climbs to group 33 for the top-spec P300. For comparison, the BMW 3 Series sits in groups 24 to 40, depending on which specification you choose.

Every XE comes with remote central locking, an alarm and an engine immobiliser, as you’d expect, but the cost of parts and labour for accident repairs means insurance costs are suitably premium.

Depreciation

The Jaguar badge seemingly does wonders for its depreciation, or lack of it. Our experts predict that the latest Jaguar XE will hold on to around 54 per cent of its value after three years and 36,000 miles. The industry-standard BMW 3 Series only manages 50 per cent in comparison with the Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 at 48 per cent and 46 per cent respectively. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is at a lowly 45 per cent.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    2.0 P250 S 4dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £28,195

Most Economical

  • Name
    2.0 D200 R-Dynamic S 4dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £32,450

Fastest

  • Name
    2.0 [300] S 4dr Auto AWD
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £38,315
Senior news reporter

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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