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    XE versus XF; which is the Jaguar for you?

    • Published: 31/01/17
      Models referenced are 2018 Jaguar XE and 2019 Jaguar XF.

      XE and XF are both Jaguars at heart; possessing our famous agility and handling right to the core. But what is the difference between the two saloons?

      Though closely related XE and XF have different talents. XE, the more compact in size captures sports car performance where XF is renowned for its luxury and interior space. Read on to find out which Jaguar saloon best suits you.

      Jaguar XE Front View
      Jaguar XE Rear View

      How are XE and XF designed differently?

      The real design difference between XE and XF comes down to one simple thing – size. XE is more compact; though good things do come in smaller packages too, as it won the 2017 Auto Express Compact Executive Car of the Year and The Telegraph’s Car of the Year, 2017. XF on the other hand is our larger saloon and as such has a grander road presence.

      On the inside, XF has a more luxurious feel, and creates more theatre with its start-up sequence. But when it comes to the finer details, XE and XF can both be personalised with a range of options from metallic paint colours to alloy wheels and interior finishes.

      How exactly do they compare in size?

      XF is 28cm longer and is 4cm taller than XE. Side by side, you’ll see the difference between the two. Their size demonstrates the strengths of each car; XE is smaller and lighter and is ideal if you want efficient yet sporty performance. XF takes this sports car feel and adds more comfort, interior space and luxury.

      Jaguar XF Interior

      What’s the difference in interior space between XE and XF?

      XF has a longer wheelbase, so naturally offers more interior space than XE. In the back seats, longer legs will be able to stretch out with up to 5.6cm more legroom. Taller passengers would also be pleased with XF’s 2cm extra headroom in the front compared to XE and 3cm more in the rear.

      XE offers good rear legroom, but if you’re regularly carrying adult passengers on long journeys you might want to consider the extra space offered by XF.

      Jaguar XE Interior

      What about interior technology*?

      You’ll find our intuitive InControl Touch Pro system in both XE and XF, so whichever model you choose, accessing entertainment, navigation and climate control has never been easier. The large 10.2” central Touchscreen allows easy usability and convenience for the driver.

      What’s more, to help keep you connected while on the move, every new Jaguar XE and XF comes with a data SIM card which offers 500MB of data per month, for three years. As part of this Essential data plan you will be able to receive live traffic updates plus a host of other connected features such as live fuel prices, and use of the inbuilt WiFi hotspot to access streaming media. For more extensive usage, data top-up plans are available.

      > Discover More About InControl Touch and InControl Touch Pro Here

      What’s the difference in XE and XF’s loadspace capacity?

      With the seats up, Jaguar XE’s boot capacity measures up to 455 litres giving you ample room for family luggage – which equates to around nine cabin bags.

      By comparison, Jaguar XF’s boot capacity comes in at up to 540 litres with that extra 85 litres, you could fit two extra cabin bags. It outdoes its main competitors too, making it one of the most practical executive saloons in the class.

      For drivers requiring even more flexibility in loadspace, 40:20:40 split folding seats are available, and the XF Sportbrake bodystyle offers even further flexibility, with up to 1,700 litres of space with rear seats folded.

      How do they compare for towing?

      XE can tow from 1600-1800kg depending on engine, whereas XF’s towing capacity ranges from 1600-2000kg. From caravans to small trailers, consider what weight you’d most likely look to tow to inform your purchase decision.

      Jaguar XE
      Jaguar XF

      What does Jaguar All Wheel Drive offer?

      Available on both XE and XF, All Wheel Drive helps you to have confidence whatever the conditions. From pulling out of an icy driveway to staying in control on the motorway during a storm, our on-demand system gives you the practicality of four wheel drive balanced with the sports car feeling of rear wheel drive.

      When the conditions call for it, our All Wheel Drive system intuitively splits power between front and rear, helping improve traction. Once back on a better surface, power returns to the rear for the stimulating drive of a Jaguar – in both of our saloons.

      > Learn More About Jaguar All Wheel Drive

      Do XE and XF feel different on the road?

      XE and XF are both Jaguars at heart; so both channel our famous agility and handling right to their core. Both have the same advanced, F-TYPE-derived double wishbone front suspension and integral rear link suspension, plus intelligent Torque Vectoring to optimise your every corner.

      Jaguar XF R-Sport

      And lastly, how do they differ in price?

      Whichever Jaguar saloon is right for you, explore our latest finance offers on both XE and XF to find a competitive price.

      > Find Out More About Our XE Finance Offers

      > Find Out More About Our XF Finance Offers

      Jaguar XF R-Sport

      Interior shot depicts XF 3.0d S 300PS Auto RWD with Ebony/Light oyster Duo-tone trim and XE 2.0d R-Sport 180PS Auto RWD with Ebony/Ivory contrast stitch trim, both with optional features fitted. Exterior shots show XF 2.0d R-Sport 180PS Auto RWD in Indus Silver and Santorini Black, XE 2.0 R-Sport 200PS Auto RWD in Firenze Red, XE 2.0 300 Sport 300PS Auto AWD in Caldera Red, all with optional featured fitted. Contact your local Jaguar retailer for more information.

      *All in-car features should be used by drivers only when safe for them to do so. Drivers must ensure they are in full control of the vehicle at all times.

      InControl features, options and their availability remain market dependent - check with your Retailer for local market availability and full terms. Certain features require an appropriate sim with a suitable data contract which will require further subscription after the initial term advised by your Retailer. Mobile connectivity cannot be guaranteed in all locations.


      Discover more about the eye-catching Jaguar XE from its sleek streamlined silhouette to its exceptional driving dynamics.


      Style, substance and driving refinement are the defining features of Jaguar XF. Discover more about our award-winning sports saloon.


      Need no convincing? You’re just a few clicks away from an exhilarating test drive in XE or XF at one of our UK retailers. All you have to do is pick which one.