Available in four trims – base, Premium, Prestige, and R-Sport – the 2017 Jaguar XE prices start at $35,895 (including a $995 destination charge) for a base rear-driver with the 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine (the so-called 25t) and can rise to $67,000 for an optioned-out, all-wheel-drive R-Sport trim with a supercharged, 3.0-liter V6 (the 35t). We expect most buyers will pick a RWD 25t in mid-level Premium trim with a starting price of $38,495 and standard features like:
- Heated outside mirrors
- Remote engine start
- Bluetooth audio and phone capability
- Eight-inch color touchscreen infotainment display
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- Proximity key with push-button start
A rearview camera is optional on base models, but standard on all other trims. Blind spot monitoring and auto-leveling headlights are optional on Premium and Prestige trims and standard on the R-Sport, while automatic high beams are optional on Prestige models and standard on the R-Sport. Lane departure warning is standard and only offered on the R-Sport, while radar cruise control, a surround-view camera, and all-speed automatic emergency braking, are optional on the R-Sport only.
XE buyers in the US can choose from three engines. The standard for rear-wheel-drive base, Premium, and Prestige models is a turbocharged, 240-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while R-sport buyers get a 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 - which is also an option on Premium and Prestige models. The third offering, a 180-hp, 2.0-liter turbodiesel is offered across the lineup. The gas-powered turbo only works with rear-wheel-drive, while Jag offers the turbodiesel and V6 alongside an optional all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the only way to fly.