The new 2017 Jaguar XE aims to establish itself in the small luxury sport sedans’ segment thanks to its combination of performance, power, and style. Furthermore, it offers forgiving ride quality, slightly improved dimensions, a lightweight and dedicated platform, an easy-to-use driver interface, a fuel-efficient diesel and an exhilarating V6 engine, and razor-sharp handling. On the flipside though, there are several concerns worth a mention such as a hefty price tag due to the aluminum intensive platform, and luxury is compromised by the interior switches and knobs.
2017 Jaguar XE USA Release Date & Price
Once available, the new 2017 Jaguar XE will undoubtedly find itself in a ruthless and well-established segment that features top-dogs like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4/S4, and the BMW 3 Series. News has it that the XE will probably arrive in the U.S sometime in the spring of 2017 with a possible price tag starting from an MSRP of $34,900.
According to Jaguar, the design language of the XE is inspired by none other than the F-Type. Adding a sense of drama and movement even while standing still is its long hood, strong rising waistline, and short rear fascia. The interior is simply out-of-this-world in a sense that it comes with plenty of convenience, entertainment, and luxury amenities that Jaguar hopes will keep it competitive in the fiery competition.
Jaguar has been in the news recently all for the right reasons after making a compelling comeback across the luxury spectrum under the new ownership. It has shown its ambition in attacking new segments by rolling out new classics such as the F-Type. And now with the XE, Jaguar is trying to pass a strong statement which it hopes will cement its position in the bread-and-butter class that has been dominated by the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
This might turn out to be an uphill task especially considering the competitiveness of these vehicles in terms of value, reliability, and feature content. The 2017 Jaguar XE, however, is a serious contender on its own and it’ll arguably be interesting to see how it fares with the rest of its peers.
Under the hood, the new Jaguar XE 2017 25t 4dr – the base model comes equipped with a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder engine that is capable of cranking out an impressive output rated at 240 horsepower @5,500rpm and 251 pounds-ft. of torque @1,750. This power is then taken up by the eight-speed automatic transmission system and transferred to the rear-wheels. Jaguar estimates the fuel economy of the mill to stand at 21/30 mpg in the city/highway. For those unmoved by the base model’s power, the 2017 Jaguar XE 35t R-Sport 4dr is probably their best choice. Its hood is characterized by a 340 horsepower-generating 3.0L gasoline V6 engine that also generates 332 pounds-ft. of torque beneath its hood. It too gets a standard eight-speed automatic transmission system that directs all the power generated to the rear wheels.
Besides the impressive power spec sheet, life aboard the 2017 Jaguar XE interior appears to be inspired by the clean, minimalist function found in the Mercedes-Benz and Audi cabins. The seats upholstery are mostly mad of leather and suede, as are the surfaces of the key touch points and panels. Additional accents include wood, aluminum, and black veneer. An eight-inch touchscreen interface for navigation, and entertainment is offered by the non-nonsense center stack. Faster response times and richer graphics are also offered by the Jaguar’s InControl multimedia system.
2017 Jaguar XE Changes on Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard technologies available include a heads-up display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a premium Meridian audio system. exterior Jaguar XE colors: British Racing Green Metallic, Storm Grey Metallic, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Ammonite Grey Metallic, Gallium Silver Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Ebony, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Celestial Black Metallic, Ingot Metallic, Tempest Grey Metallic, and Polaris White. Some mild alterations on the palette can be experienced on its release date.
2017 Jaguar XE Engine Specs
Two core trims are offered for the 2017 Jaguar XE: 20d and 35t – further broken into Premium, Prestige, Premium, and R-Sport.
Beneath the hoods of the 2017 Jaguar XE 35t is a supercharged V6 rated at 340 horsepower. The 25t is powered by a four-cylinder good for 240 horsepower, and the 20d comes with a four-cylinder turbodiesel good for 180 horsepower.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.6 in. (111.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.9 in. (183.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.4 in. (77.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.9 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3350 lbs.
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 22/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black Cherry Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Ingot Metallic, Italian Racing Red Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, Caesium Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A