Jaguar xe test




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    Sep 28, The Jaguar XE is fun to drive but trails its competitors when it comes to luxury and refinement, Read the complete Jaguar XE road test.

    The Jaguar XE is our Car of the Year, but what's it like to live with on a daily basis?.

    Jaguar xe test

    Jaguar xe test

    We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Perhaps I shouldn't have been; after all, these two saloons are built on the same platform, and the XF that I drove had the same bhp diesel engine and R Sport specification as our long-termer. It doesn't seem to matter how you drive it, the XE always returns low- to mids mpg. It's fun to drive, but the XE trails its competitors when it comes to luxury and refinement.

    Jaguar xe test

    Jaguar xe test

    Jaguar xe test

    Jaguar xe test

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    Please refresh the page and retry. Jaguar has reclaimed the XE, much to our disappointment, writes Chris Knapman. At his farewell drinks, Steve admitted that, while he wouldn't miss his colleagues in the slightest, he did regret giving up the XE.

    He had come to admire its combination of talents, including its sleek looks, big boot and, above all else, its excellent ride and handling. It's not something that my colleagues have particularly complained about, but personally I find the diesel drone at idle and the clatter under acceleration a bit tiresome.

    Jaguar xe test

    BMW's diesels are more refined than this, as is Vauxhall's 1. I did, though, like the eight-speed automatic gearbox, which is a popular option with XE buyers. True, it wasn't always perfect, pausing when you slowed, at a roundabout for example, and then decided to go again, but for the most part it shifted very smoothly and responded well when you took control using the paddles on the steering wheel.

    Fuel economy didn't get close to the claimed Steve rarely managed to get it much above 40mpg, whereas on longer runs I did see closer to 50mpg. So not a disaster by any stretch, but again a BMW 3-series has the edge. We all noted that space in the rear seats isn't great for adults and that the infotainment system had a bit of lag, but also appreciated the build quality, the long distance comfort it really did chew through motorway miles with ease and the fact that it always just felt special to drive.

    Jaguar xe test

    After six months with the XE, our recommendation still stands: Jaguar's baby might not be perfect, but the good bits are very good indeed. Can you fit a bike in the boot of a Jaguar XE?

    Yes, writes Chris Knapman. What were they thinking when they fitted these flimsy plastic levers? It's not just that they feel cheap, but they don't even always release the seats enough, so that by the time you've open the rear door to complete the two-stage folding process rivals, note, can do it in one they've clicked back into place.

    W hen you have finally got the seats flat, though, there is just enough room in the XE for a bike, although it does mean taking off the front wheel and carefully shuffling the handlebars through a gap that is only just big enough. To drive it is as good as anything else in its class, and in particular has wonderful steering, writes Chris Knapman.

    Jaguar xe test

    I was also surprised with how much stuff we could fit in it, the boot in fact swallowing more than our Renault Kadjar SUV can manage. In fact, I was on the verge of snaffling the key for good, right up until Mrs K complained about how difficult it is to do up the rear seat belts when a child seat is in place. I also find the 2. As a result, the XE is far better with a bit of speed under its wheels, where it quietens down nicely.

    However, smart though it might be the XE couldn't compete for attention with another British car I've been testing this month. Either way, doesn't this picture show what fine health the British car industry is in? A week in the company of the Jaguar XE diesel only confirmed what Steve has been saying: H e's also right about the economy.

    Jaguar XE - Sportlimousine im Test - Fahrbericht 2015



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