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Introduced in 2015, the Jaguar XE was the first compact executive saloon in the British marque’s line-up since the X-Type. Being based on a Ford Mondeo didn’t win the X-Type too many hearts and minds; most buyers opted for something German-built instead.
So, with the XE, Jaguar needed to up its game. It set about designing a ‘proper’ Jaguar from the ground up, using its own lightweight aluminium chassis and a rear-wheel drive layout for sharper handling.
But did it succeed? And should you buy an XE over its closest rivals, which of course include stalwarts such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class?
Read on to find out, as we tell you all there is to know about the XE, including which engines and trims make the most sense. And whichever car you decide is for you, be sure to check out our new car buyer page for the very best deals available.
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