2020 Jaguar XE vs. Its Competition

2020 Jaguar XE
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Jaguar XE plays in a crowded, competitive segment.

BMW’s 3-Series has long held the crown as the best handling car in the class, but the Alfa Giulia has risen to the top of the handling ranks, mostly for its stunning Quadrifoglio version.

The recently updated A4 is still boring, but tech and fuel economy are top of the heap; meanwhile, Mercedes has hit its stride with the C-Class, and it’s been updated recently with two levels of AMG power.

The Lexus IS has some funky styling and intriguing handling hardware, but has a long way to go before earning its sport sedan stripes like the rest.

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Quick Specs
6.4
The 2019 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
7.0
The 2019 Audi A4 is hiding in plain sight as one of the automaker’s most complete and well-rounded cars.
7.3
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
6.0
The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals.
7.0
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
6.4
The 2019 Alfa Romeo is the cognoscenti’s sports sedan, and not just because it’s Italian.
MSRP From     
$39,900$37,400$40,250$38,560$41,400$38,295
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
S RWDPremium 40 TFSI330i SedanIS 300 F SPORT RWDC 300 SedanRWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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