Jaguar XE vs Jaguar XF: Which Should You Buy?

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Jaguars have always been at the forefront of their class of luxury vehicles so this should come as no surprise. Jaguar offers a variety of luxury car models to fit the wants and needs of any consumer.

If you are considering purchasing a new or used Jaguar, you might be torn between two choices.

The Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF models are both excellent choices.

The truth is, you can’t go wrong with one of these cars. There are, however, some major differences between the two jag models and one might be better suited to your desires than the other.

In this article, we will discuss the differences between the XE and XF models and help you decide which is the Jaguar for you.

Keep reading to learn more about these luxury car models and their pros and cons.

Differences in Design

While the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XE are similar in design and both deliver the Jaguar experience, there are some fundamental design differences between the models.

The XE model is more compact then the XF and is designed to balance sports car performance with modern efficiency by providing a smaller size.

On the other hand, the XF is the more luxurious of the two models and has more interior space for that luxurious feel.

The most fundamental design difference as far as the general appearance is the size of the vehicles.

The Jaguar XE, while smaller in size and more compact proves that size isn’t everything. The model won the Auto Express Compact Executive Car of the Year award two year in a row.

If efficiency is not a priority to you, the XF is much larger and offers a grand road presence.

When it comes to the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XE interiors, the XF is more luxurious with a theatrical start up sequence. With most details, however, most options can be customized to your preferences when it comes to color, alloys, and interior finish.

Jaguar XE vs XF: Does Size Matter?

The Jaguar XF model is 28cm longer and 4cm taller than the Jaguar XE, to be specific. If you look at the cars side by side, this difference will be readily apparent.

You can use the size of the car to understand its strengths. The XE, being smaller and more compact, offers the traditional Jaguar sport performance vehicle in a more efficient package. The XF, while maintaining the sports car feel you know and love, uses more space to add more comfort and luxury.

Because the Jaguar XF has a longer wheelbase, it offers more interior space, especially in the back seat.

For those with longer legs, sitting in the back seat will be no problem with the additional 5.6cm of extra legroom over the XE model.

Don’t get us wrong, the XE offers plenty of legroom, but if you are planning to have adults ride in the back seat for long periods of time, they might be more comfortable in the XF model.

If you are a tall driver, the XF might be your best bet as it offers an extra 2cm of headroom in the front and 3cm in the rear.

The Jaguar XE offers trunk capacity for up to 9 bags of luggage, with the seats up. The XF offers room for an additional 2 bags. In this department, the XF is at the top of its class.


Both models feature Jaguar’s InControl infotainment system on the dashboard, which is described as a smart-phone inspired navigation system that is intuitive and offers entertainment.

If you want, you can upgrade this system to the InControl Touch Pro version, which features a large touch screen and a more powerful processor, just to name a few of its upgraded features.

Both models also feature a lane departure warning system and park assist as well as a head-up display designed to make the cabin feel like a cockpit.

Both modes also feature all-wheel drive to navigate all weather conditions.

This allows for the safety of all-wheel drive with the sporty feeling of rear wheel drive.

The system works by intuitively splitting the power between the front and rear breaks to improve traction on poor roads and switching it back to the rear when the road improves.

Towing Capacity and Handling

While both vehicles have an excellent capacity for light-weight towing, the XF can tow slightly more. The model has won best in its class at the Tow Car Awards four times in five years.

Both models are Jaguars after all, so they both handle with impressive agility. They will both provide the sports car feel. However, the XE, being lighter, will feel more nimble when driving.

Fuel Efficiency

Both models are comparable in terms of fuel efficiency.

With an automatic transmission, the miles per gallon estimated is the same for both models.

Because the XE is smaller, it is more fuel efficient. In fact, the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar model yet.

However, the XF is not far behind when it comes to fuel efficiency and fuel emissions. Both models have low emission figures compared to other comparable vehicles and would make a good choice for those who are environmentally conscious.

Which Is Better?

When it comes to deciding between the Jaguar XE and the Jaguar XF luxury car models, the choice is really yours to make.

Both of these models offer the best Jaguar has to offer and are top of their class.

The main difference is the size of the vehicle, with the XE being a more compact car. Both vehicles offer the same technology and room for customization to design the car of your dreams.

To really get the feel of the two models, we recommend taking them for a test drive.

To schedule a test drive or for more information about pricing contact us today.

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