Jaguar XE Review 2022< Back to blog
Jaguar XE 2022 design
The Jaguar XE is fantastically styled. Not only is it modern, crisp and professional, but it’s littered with lightweight aluminium, particularly for its chassis. As you’ll find out later on, this is to improve it’s performance on the road, while at the same time reducing the number of CO2 emissions produced from the engine.
Straight from the off you’ll be happy with the styling for the Jaguar XE, with the entry-level R-Dynamic S spec getting 18-inch alloy wheels, body colour front and rear bumper inserts, grained black lower mesh and even a neat R-Dynamic badge.
Inside, this premium feel continues, with comfy, supportive sport seats as standard, a sharp 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display, two-zone climate control for optimum passenger comfort, and chrome seat switches.
Jaguar XE 2022 performance and driving
You’ll be glad to know that there is a fantastic range of engines to choose from with your new Jaguar XE, and there isn’t one that’s bad.
While there isn’t a plug-in hybrid version of the Jaguar XE that will beat company car tax like there is in the BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class. However, company car drivers will still save a dime with the 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, which uses mild hybrid technology to increase efficiency, giving it a 58mpg fuel economy.
It doesn’t lack power, either, with a very respectable 7.3-second acceleration time from 0-62mph.
Throw rear-wheel-drive into the mix and you’ve got one of the sportiest executive cars on the market. Handling is very sharp, while the car itself grips well when you steer into corners. R-Dynamic models throw in a lower/stiffer suspension too which gives it a an even more engaging drive.
If comfort is your priority, we recommend adding the adaptive suspension set-up for a bit extra. This cushions the ride, which is slightly more jarring than the normal set-up.
Jaguar XE 2022 practicality
Storage space and passenger space is ample in the Jaguar XE.
For those sat in the front, tall adults will get comfortable quickly enough, since there’s a good amount of room between the driver and front passenger spaces.
You’ll find two cupholders between the front seats, storage space suitable for a phone next to the gear selector, plus a cubby for chunkier items under the front armrest. Capping it off is the door pockets, which aren’t the biggest, but will still fit a small bottle of drink.
In the back, a low roofline can make it difficult for taller passengers to stop their head from brushing the lining. Leg room can be quite tight too if you’ve got a tall passenger in the front and in the back too. For the most part, though, there shouldn’t be a problem if you’re under six foot.
A handy feature in the back of the XE is its 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, which make it very easy to prioritise passenger or boot space. There’s even 12-way electric adjustment for the front seats, plus lumbar adjustment too for optimum comfort.
Moving round to the boot, you’ll find a 291-litre space that is roomy enough, although the fact that it isn’t a hatchback and is very low can prove to be a bit of annoyance if you have bulkier items to put back there.
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