The XE, Jaguar’s entry-level sedan, just got an overhaul for the 2019 model year so we expect changes for 2020 to be subtle at best. We should still get the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that the previous model came with 247 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic.
Elsewhere, we’ll get LED exterior lighting, automatic headlights, acoustic insulation, 18-inch wheels, ebony leather upholstery, and twin-zone climate controls. The cars are equipped with torque vectoring by braking, which uses the brakes to modulate power to the drive wheels for better traction. There’s also JaguarDrive control and hill-start assist.
Even at the base level, the XE comes with a handful of advanced safety tech that includes emergency braking, a rearview camera, front and rear parking aids, and lane keep assist. A variety of options packages are available that add to the price, but include things like blind spot monitors, navigation, a cold weather package, and SiriusXM Radio.
The Jaguar XE competes with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Genesis G70, Lexus IS Cadillac ATS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the luxury compact sedan space. Prices for the 2020 model start from $39,900.