2019 Jaguar XE

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Jaguar XE highlights

Customer rating


  • Sharp handling
  • Ride quality
  • Wide range of available engines


  • Clunky infotainment system
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Unrefined engine stop-start system

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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The 2019 Jaguar XE is sporty and fun to drive but has limitations

The 2019 Jaguar XE delivers agile handling and entertaining driving manners in a compact luxury sedan shape that’s adept at squeezing through small gaps in traffic. This makes the XE perfect for city driving, while its smooth suspension takes the sting out of long highway drives too. The XE impresses with an extremely wide range of powertrain choices. In the lineup are a turbocharged four-cylinder in two states of tune, a turbocharged diesel four-cylinder, a supercharged V6, and even a turbocharged V8 that churns out 592 horsepower in the range-topping SV Project 8 model. Most trims of the XE are also available with all-wheel drive.

The XE’s tidy dimensions do limit its overall practicality if rear legroom and a cavernous trunk are high on your list of car shopping priorities. Rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class offer more cabin space and trunk volume.

All Jaguar XE years

What is new for the 2019 Jaguar XE?

  • The XE is available in a variety of new trims, including the 20D, 20D Landmark, 20D Premium, 20D Prestige, 20D R-Sport, 25T, 25T Landmark, 25T Premium, 25T Prestige, 25T R-Sport, 30T 300 Sport, 30T Portfolio, 30T Premium, 30t Prestige, 30t R-Sport, and SV Project 8.
  • The Base, Portfolio, Premium, Prestige, and R-Sport trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • XE trims have been upgraded with Skylight(s), Leatherette & Cloth, Leatherette Seats, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Seat Heaters features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

2019 Jaguar XE trims

Curious how Jaguar XE trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities



  • Includes all features available on the Base
  • 380-hp, 332-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • View our Jaguar XE S inventory


  • Includes all features available on the S
  • 180-hp, 318-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Turbo Diesel Engine

20D Premium:

  • Includes all features available on the 20D
  • No significant upgrades found on the 20D Premium

20D Prestige:

  • Includes all features available on the 20D Premium
  • No significant upgrades found on the 20D Prestige

20D R-Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the 20D Prestige
  • Rear Spoiler

20D Landmark:

  • Includes all features available on the 20D R-Sport
  • No significant upgrades found on the 20D Landmark


25T Premium:

25T Prestige:

25T R-Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the 25T Prestige
  • No significant upgrades found on the 25T R-Sport

25T Landmark:

  • Includes all features available on the 25T R-Sport
  • No significant upgrades found on the 25T Landmark

30T Premium:

  • Includes all features available on the 25T Landmark
  • 296-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L

30t Prestige:

  • Includes all features available on the 30T Premium
  • No significant upgrades found on the 30t Prestige

30T Portfolio:

  • Includes all features available on the 30t Prestige
  • A/C Seats
  • Head Up Display
  • Rear Sunshade
  • CD Audio

30t R-Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the 30T Portfolio
  • No significant upgrades found on the 30t R-Sport

30T 300 Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the 30t R-Sport
  • No significant upgrades found on the 30T 300 Sport

SV Project 8:

  • Includes all features available on the 30T 300 Sport
  • 592-hp, 516-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • Skylights
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Jaguar XE

What We Like

Performance: The personality of the Jaguar XE is completely at the whim of the car shopper and which engine they prefer under the hood. The turbo-fours are punchy, the supercharged V6 is a blast, and the turbocharged V8 turns the XE into a high-speed sedan that humbles many sports cars.

Fuel economy: If you prefer better fuel economy over 0-60 mph bragging rights, the available turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine delivers excellent fuel economy. Even fitted with all-wheel drive, the diesel offers an EPA-estimated 40 mpg during highway driving.

Agility, steering responses: Jaguar has made the XE a delight to drive thanks to its crisp steering responses and sharp handling. You’ll find yourself looking for roads with more twists and turns simply to enjoy the XE’s fine balance.

What Needs Improvement

Infotainment system: The XE trails the competition when it comes to its onboard technology and infotainment system. While the 10-inch touchscreen is attractive, there are too many quirks in how it operates. Thankfully, smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ is available, and we recommend keeping an eye out for models that have this option. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

3 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Jaguar XE an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jaguar XE 5th out of 25 among Luxury Compact Cars.

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Jaguar XE features and specs

30T 300 Sport 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Meridian Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Head Up Display
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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