Review of 2018 Jaguar XE cars
Mid-sized cars were once the ultimate measure of a high-end automobile manufacturer; not just the biggest seller in a brand’s portfolio, but the last resort for young executives who will (hopefully) step up bigger and more expensive models when Their paid packages soar.
But then, the SUV happened. And suddenly the cars are not so important. If.
Take BMW as an example. The German Marque shipped a total of 4451 units on the 3-Series and 4-Series ranges last year, a figure currently dwarfed by 5171 units across the X3 and X4 SUV families in the same period.
And that change is even more pronounced with a smaller brand like Jaguar. Britain’s Marque moved just 791 sedans XE last year, while the F-Pace SUV has moved 1275 units over the same period. And that is a gap that will only widen.
And yet, just spending a week in the growling Jaguar XE S – all V6 turbochargers and howls – we only have one really burning question; why?
Why do we climb out of super sports cars and into rugged SUVs? Why do we trade motivation for ride height? And why do I have to return this?
The starter kit opens to reveal a 415-liter storage space, but you can drop the backseat (by dragging the old school wire fixed to the start of the starter) to improve potential. your archive.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
Ah, come to the heart of the last problem. XE S is the fastest and most aggressive vehicle in its range, praising its V6 turbocharged engine ….
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
XE S will bring you back $ 92,700, which is the best sports car in a compact mid-size car. For example, the BMW 340i M is very handy, listed at $ 91,200.
The money will buy you 19-inch alloy wheels with red brake poke poking through, along with rain wipers, close locks and bi-Xenon headlights with a ‘J’-shaped controller. Inside, you’ll find leather and leather upholstery (electric on the front), button-start start and dual zone climate control.
On the technological front, look for a navy-fitted 8.0-inch touchscreen. However, it is very slow and difficult to use, and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto has no features.
Now, a quick word about options. There are many of them, and they are cheap. Our test car has risen from $ 92,700 to $ 112,890 with a few tick boxes, including a $ 3790 stereo upgrade, a $ 2160 surround camera and a $ 1890 sliding panoramic roof.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
Car designers have to thank the automotive gods when they ask to design a mid-sized car instead of a big and wide SUV, and Jaguar XE looks small, sporty and agile. Personally, though, I’m not sure it looks quite premium.
Its best vision so far is right from the front, where the black grille, extra large bonnet and thin headlamps and backward claws give XE S an angry and prying look. However, from the side, it looks simple and nothing special. Although the pure black alloys and the red brake calipers of our test car could help create a bit of excitement in XE’s profile. Step inside, and it’s a cozy yet stylish space. Allowed, our test car received a $ 2,000 interior upgrade, with extra fine leather upholstery, but even without them, it’s a nice space to spend time, too. .
The 8.0-inch screen prides itself on the dashboard’s position, and it’s mounted underneath the perfectly positioned two air vents, blowing cold air into your face, making it feel like a design hit. The wide center tunnel is covered in wood grain, and the thin leather steering wheel feels great to the touch.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
Honestly, it’s not honest. XE’s 4686mm length and 1967mm width are for money (such as the Mercedes C-Class, which is the same length), but the front space has clearly been a priority in Jaguar, meaning there’s not much room for people. go after.
Now I know what you’re thinking, who cares? I no longer sit there. And you may be right. The good news then is that there’s ample room for both the driver and front passenger.
Tuck into the sports seats and you’ll find two driver and passenger cups, hidden beneath a glossy black slide. The door pockets are on the thin side, but there is room for the small bottles there. The central storage bin is also home to USB, power and HDMI ports.
Climb into the back and things get a little tighter. The middle seat, for example, is really only for decorative purposes, and sitting behind a tall driver will eliminate a passenger legroom sitting on the window. The strange aperture of the open door makes it a little more difficult to climb into the back seat.
There are vents for the rear-seat driver (but no transient controls) and a single power source. The phone-sized storage shelves, though, are smart and mean you have somewhere to place your phone when you charge it. There are also two cupholders in a pull-down seat divider and two ISOFIX attachment points, one at each window seat.