Freshened for the 2020 model year, the Jaguar XE sport sedan has been restyled with new front and rear bumpers, a new grille and revised headlights and taillights with stylized LED lighting cues, a treatment meant to evoke the F-Type sports car. Two 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engines are available, the standard 247-hp version and the high-performance 296-hp engine that comes with the R-Dynamic package. XE prices start at $40,895, including shipping. Here's a roundup of XE reviews from the automotive media.
"In the P300, acceleration is livelier, and offers a still sharp demeanor while being tossed around. With its stellar steering, all-wheel-drive grip and 20-inch P-Zero tires, the P300 is an exciting drive on these twisty mountain roads. The added all-wheel-drive grip takes controlled tail wagging out of the equation, but it's still an entertaining experience overall.
"Best of all, ride quality -- at least on nicely manicured French roads -- is shockingly good no matter which power level you choose. With the suspension firmed up in Dynamic mode, overall stiffness over the few bumps I come across in France is nowhere near harsh. Flip the car into Comfort and it becomes downright pleasant through the city, not to mention silky smooth on the highway. I might feel differently once I get the XE back home on lousy Michigan roads, but for now, the Jaguar's chassis tuning is some truly impressive work."
-- Jon Wong, Roadshow by CNET