Jaguar XE review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Overall the XE is a very cost-effective executive saloon to buy and run
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 diesel: combined economy figures sit at 46-50.7mpg for the rear-drive version of the D180 and 41.6-46.4mpg for the four-wheel drive model. CO2 emissions are 146g/km and 161g/km, respectively.
The rear-wheel drive P250 is the most efficient of the two petrol models with figures of 33.3-36.2mpg and 159-160g/km of CO2. The more powerful P300 is the thirstiest with a combined fuel economy figure of 30.5-33.6mpg; CO2 emissions sit at 167-170g/km, 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.
Company car users will pay a 32% BiK charge in 2019/20 and 33% in 2020/21 for an entry XE D180 S. The top-spec P300 petrol attracts a much higher rate, with the R-Dynamic HSE version topping out at the maximum 37%.
The Jaguar XE starts in insurance group 27 in D180 guise and climbs to group 34 for the top-spec P300. For comparison, the BMW 3 Series sits in groups 26 to 42, 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.
Our experts predict that the latest Jaguar XE will hold on to around 40 to 43% of its value after three years and 36,000 miles. The industry-standard BMW 3 Series beats the XE here – the saloon is expected to retain between 43 and 50%.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Jaguar XE is a small saloon that delivers a fine balance between performance, efficiency and luxury
- 2Engines, performance and driveGreat to drive and very comfortable; despite a narrow engine choice there should be something for everyone here
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingOverall the XE is a very cost-effective executive saloon to buy and run
- 4Interior, design and technologyWith smart looks inside and out, and one of the best multimedia systems out there – the XE is designed for the cutting edge driver
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceGreat ride quality is tempered by a cabin that lacks space compared to rivals, and the boot has a similar issue
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Jaguar XE scores top marks for safety, but customer feedback suggests reliability could be an issue
- 7Long term reviewFinal report: we look back as the sun sets on our time with the Jaguar XE P300