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    XE versus XF; which is the Jaguar for you?

    • Published: 31/01/17

      Though closely related, our two saloons have different talents. XE, the more compact of the two, balances sports car performance with efficiency, whereas XF offers more luxury and more interior space. Read on to answer all of your questions and to find out which Jaguar saloon meets your needs.

      Jaguar XE Front View
      Jaguar XE Rear View

      How are XE and XF designed differently?

      From the outside, 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’s won the Auto Express Compact Executive Car of the Year twice in a row. 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 than XE, 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 colour to alloys 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 the 2cm extra headroom in the front and 3cm more in the rear. As a complete re-design of its predecessor, XF now offers more room all-round than the previous model - while actually being slightly smaller on the outside.

      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 InControl infotainment system on both dashboards, so whichever model you choose you’ll enjoy using our intuitive, smart-phone inspired navigation and entertainment system. You just need to decide whether to upgrade to InControl Touch Pro to take advantage of a larger touch screen and more powerful processor, alongside a range of other upgraded features.

      > Discover More About InControl Touch and InControl Touch Pro Here

      If you take frequent long motorway journeys, you’ll also find our Lane Departure Warning system useful for those tiring drives. Or, to park with confidence in any space, go for Park Assist. You can also make your cabin feel more like a cockpit with Head-Up Display. The good news is that all these are available on both XE and XF.

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

      With the seats up, Jaguar XE’s boot capacity measures 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 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.

      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, both perform well for lighter-weight towing. XF has even won best-in-class (1500-1699kg) at the Tow Car Awards 2016 – for the fourth time in five years.

      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, improving 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

      Jaguar XF R-Sport

      How do XE and XF feel different on the road?

      XE and XF are both Jaguars at heart; we only make sports cars, 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.

      The main difference is that XE, with its shorter wheelbase and lighter-weight, will feel more nimble on the road. Experience XE or XF for yourself with a test drive. Click below to book yours.

      > Test Drive XE

      > Test Drive XF

      Jaguar XF R-Sport

      What are XE and XF’s fuel efficiency like?

      Jaguar XE offers combined mpg from 75.0 on Manual and from 68.9 on Automatic, so you’ll have to fill up your tank less than you’d think. Jaguar XF’s fuel consumption offers similar figures – up to 70.6mpg on Manual, and the same 68.9mpg on Automatic.

      What are XE and XF’s emissions figures like?

      As the smaller car, XE is the more efficient of the two; from 99g/km manual, and 106g/km automatic. XF offers 104g/km and 109g/km respectively. XE is our most efficient Jaguar ever, and XF is not far behind. With low emissions figures, they could both be a good option for company car owners with good Benefit In Kind figures.

      > Find Out More About XE For Business Customers Here

      > Find Out More About XF For Business Customers Here

      And lastly, how do they differ in price?

      Jaguar XE SE starts from £26,990 and ranges up to XE S from £44,995. Jaguar XF starts with the Prestige from £32,300, up to the XF S from £49,995.

      Jaguar XF R-Sport

      With XE, you’ll enjoy our most efficient sports car ever, with F-TYPE inspired handling and agility. XF takes this sports car DNA and adds a more luxurious feel and more interior space.

      Whichever Jaguar saloon is right for you, you’ll find a range of finance offers on both XE and XF. Take a look below to explore in more detail.

      > Find Out More About Our XE Finance Offers

      > Find Out More About Our XF Finance Offers


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