2017 Jaguar XE is out to top its segment

2017 Jaguar XE is out to top its segment

The 2017 Jaguar XE

The 2017 Jaguar XE is out to top its segment. Previously being topped in the ranks by other luxury brand sport sedans such as the BMW 335i Sport, Jaguar has set out to create an all-new model to be the best in the luxury compact sedan segment. Luxurious as a Jaguar should be, the 2017 Jaguar XE is replete with technology and comfort features as well as an impeccable driving performance.

A 3.0-liter engine capable of pumping out 340 horsepower, 332 pound-feet of torque, and of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds powers this sporty sedan. The Jaguar XE is a driver-oriented ride, providing a smooth-as-silk performance that is as responsive as it is quiet and steady.

While the body is made predominantly from aluminum, steel parts throughout make the XE a bit on the heavy side. The extra weight does not cause the XE to lag, however — it is still as nimble as any sports sedan under 3,787 pounds would be and accelerates without hesitation.

This is due to Jaguar’s intelligent design for the XE, which has strategically placed the steel parts to equally distribute the weight throughout the XE’s body.

The exterior of the Jaguar XE is elegantly streamlined. Its tapered figure and low stance give the XE a very sporty feel. While it is inarguably on the sporty-looking side, the XE is much more reserved than a sports car and has the elegant refinement of a true Jaguar.

Not only is the 2017 Jaguar XE intelligently built on the outside, but it is also packed with smart features on the inside.

Technology and safety features for the Jaguar XE include, but are not limited to: anti-theft engine immobilizer, 10-way heated front seats with four-way lumbar support, smart key with keyless entry and start, moonroof, rearview camera, InControl Touch infotainment system, navigation, 380-watt Meridian Sound System and leather seating. The center console, which is differentiated from the rest by a glossy finish, is uncluttered with a small but easy to use touchscreen.

Additionally, the XE’s gear control knob sinks out of sight into the console when it is turned off — a neat, but not necessarily useful, feature.

As is anticipated, the materials used to finish the Jaguar’s elegant and clean-lined interior are nothing but top-of-the-line. Each leather-lined surface is double-stitched and every piece of metal hardware or glossy surface is of the highest quality.

The newly introduced Jaguar XE is an incredible addition to Jaguar’s lineup. Moreover, it’s arguably one of the best vehicles of its class. Despite its hefty weight, the XE is fast, responsive and undeniably sporty with an impressive 0 to 60 time of 4.5 seconds.

Both inside and outside, the 2017 Jaguar XE is elegant and sleek. It’s interior is clutter-free and covered in fine materials from ceiling to floor mat. Because of its performance, style and appealing list of safety and technology features, the 2017 Jaguar XE is definitely on the top of the luxury compact sedan segment.

The MSRP for the 2017 Jaguar XE starts at $45,600

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