The new 2017 Jaguar XE once again redefines the sports sedan concept with its outstanding ride and handling, luxurious interior, streamlines styling, and lightweight construction. Add those to the plenty of advanced technologies, and three engine choices and its no-brainer the Jaguar XE 2017 is well-suited to rank atop the small luxury sedan segment. The preview below covers everything ranging from its price estimates, available technologies and features, interior/exterior redesigns, and likely release date. So enjoy the piece!
Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XE, had this to say, “The driving behavior of the 2017 Jaguar XE fully matches Jaguar’s seductive looks’ promise, while the emotional appeal is reinforced by the upscale approaches and witty innovations manifested through aerodynamic efficiency, and the advanced engine family.”
Breaking The Habit Or Staying On The Track?
Staying true to Jaguar’s DNA, the new 2017 XE offers outstanding levels of spaciousness and comfort in the cabin. Jaguar craftsmanship combined with exquisite materials and finishes make life aboard the XE unlike anything else in its class. The most notable feature that will most likely catch your attention once you’re comfortably seated is perhaps the InControl Touch infotainment system. Not only does it offer latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, but is also fast, and intuitive, and offers crisp graphics on the 8-inch innovative touchscreen.
Driver On The First Place?
Driver-assistance technologies are among the most advanced there’s. They include, All Surface Progress Control, and the Laser Projection technology. The ASPC electronically enables improved traction within a matter of seconds, and is especially useful for use in low-grip surfaces. The Laser Projection technology, on the other hand, makes it possible for the driver to retain clarity even in direct sunlight, thanks to the sharp, high-contrast color graphics on the heads-up display.
The new 2017 Jaguar XE has several firsts to its résumé. For one, it is the stiffest, and most aerodynamic sedan ever built under the Jaguar banner. Second, it boasts of the lowest cost of ownership. Third, it is the only model that comes fitted with an electric power steering. And fourth, it ranks atop its siblings when it also comes to having the most environmentally sustainable credentials.
Competition Is Very Strong
And even with all these credentialed stacked up its résumé, the 2017 Jaguar XE is still haunted by other well-rounded options available in its class. Rivals include 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series, and the Cadillac ATS.
2017 Jaguar XE Release Date & Price
Planning to buy the XE? Well, here’re the MSRP pricing estimates the newest model is going for sale for: XE 25t – $34,900, XE 25t Premium – $37,500, XE Prestige – $41,400, XE 20d – $36,400, XE 20d Premium – $39,000, XE 20d Prestige – $42,900, XE 20d R-Sport – $46,500, XE 35t Premium – $41,700, XE 35t R-Sport – $49,200, and the XE 35t Premium Sedan – $44,200. So, there you have it folks!
Leasing is also available. According to sources in the know, Jaguar plans an early 2017 release date.
Recognizable Desing On 2017 Jaguar XE Exterior
First things first, Jaguar hasn’t tampered with the dimensions of the new model relative to the existing one. Therefore, expect 55.7 inches – height, 183.9 inches – length, and 77.4 inches – width.
Even from afar, the new model is instantly recognizable as a Jaguar. Some of the features to expect include 17-inch wheels, 18-inch wheels (XE Prestige), metal door-sill inserts, adaptive xenon headlights, a rear spoiler, automatic high beams, distinctive exterior trim details, LED running lights, and optional 20-inch wheels.
2017 Jaguar XE Interior
Once inside, expectations raised by the stylish exterior are exceeded once inside. Some of the standard accessories available include remote keyless entry, three selectable driving modes, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, an electronic parking brake, a navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, amnbinet interior lighting, and special interior trim and veneer selections.
Four main trims are offered for the 2017 Jaguar XE: Prestige, R-Sport, Base, and Premium.
Engine Specs And Fuel Consumption
Three engines are available for grabs: a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder rated at 240 horsepower offered for the XE 25t; a turbodiesel 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower available for the XE 20d; and the most powerful option – supercharged 3.0L V6 – good for a stonking 340 horsepower.
Fuel economy estimates as provided by EPA range from 23 mpg to 24 mpg combined for all models.
RWD and eight-speed automatic transmission are the default systems, while the AWD is optional.
Advanced Safety For The Driver
Plenty of driver-assisting and safety technologies are offered to support the driver, and help make every journey safer and relaxing. Technologies include autonomous emergency braking, adaptive speed limiter, lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitor. Crash impact assessments are yet to be finalized by NHTSA and IIHS. Detailed report of the same will be updated on this space sometime prior to the Jaguar XE 2017 release date.