2020 Jaguar XE Review with Specs, Prices & Photos

About the 2020 Jaguar XE

While competition in the compact luxury sedan segment remains fierce, the all-new 2020 Jaguar XE is poised to take on even its most formidable rivals thanks to enhanced styling, a reconfigured interior, and impressive technological advancements. Distinctively Jaguar, the all-new XE returns sporting new front and rear bumpers, a prominent front grille, and premium LED headlamps and taillights. The end result is a more purposeful and assertive stance for the XE.

To match its good looks, the XE has undergone a complete interior makeover to place focus on driver comfort and engagement. Redesigned interior door panels, center console sides, the upper instrument binnacle, and the top section of the dashboard are all wrapped in premium finishes. You can equip your XE with the optional InControl Touch™ Pro Duo infotainment system, similar to the one found in the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, for unrivaled connectivity. A simplified model lineup ensures that every driver can find the Jaguar XE that’s perfectly suited to their lifestyle.

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,900 MSRP*
  • Two Ingenium four-cylinder gasoline engines available making 247- and 296HP, badged P250 and P300 respectively
  • Enhanced exterior design with new front and rear bumpers, new grille design, and premium all-LED headlights and tail lights
  • All-new luxurious interior features beautiful details, premium materials, and standard leather upholstered seats

  • New optional Jaguar InControl® Touch™ Pro Duo infotainment system and 12.3-inch interactive driver display
  • New optional ClearSight Rear View Mirror
  • Lightweight aluminum-intensive body construction with double wishbone front and integral link rear suspension
  • Available Smart Settings technology featuring artificial intelligence

What the Critics Say

“…this entry-level Jaguar nevertheless shines bright as a well-built sports sedan with impeccably good road manners and niceties such as Apple CarPlay (standard) and wireless smartphone charging (available). Moreover, you can tell the 2020 Jaguar XE has been tuned by engineers who like to drive and styled by designers quite familiar with company’s DNA.” — Kelley Blue Book

“The updated XE offers a number of real improvements, from its better onboard tech to the sharper exterior design. Add in the excellent on-road manners, and you’ve got a real recipe for success.” — Roadshow by CNET

Jaguar XE Features

Enhanced Styling

Instantly recognizable as a Jaguar, the 2020 XE has an imposing presence and style that differentiates it from any other sedan in its class. Taking inspiration from the F-TYPE, the all-new XE features slim LED headlights and taillights for elegant visibility. Its redesigned front end with a new bumper and prominent front grille provides a more planted appearance, both at a standstill and in motion. On XE R-Dynamic variants, you’ll receive an exclusive R-Dynamic Body Kit which strongly emphasizes the sporty character of the XE. A total of 12 exterior colors and 7 wheel options make it easy to tailor the look of your Jaguar XE to suit your personal style.

2020 Jaguar XE Styling
2020 Jaguar XE Performance

Inspired Performance

The 2020 XE is powered by your choice of two Ingeium engines, each designed to match fuel efficiency with thrilling exhilaration. These 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engines produce either 247 or 296 horsepower, allowing you to make the most of your commute. An available Dynamic Handling Pack enhances your experience with Configurable Dynamics, Adaptive Dynamics, 350mm front brakes, and a truck lid spoiler. Choose your preferred driving style with JaguarDrive Control featuring Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, and Rain/Ice/Snow driving modes. Optional All-Wheel Drive uses Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) software to distribute power appropriately between wheels to achieve perfected handling. A sophisticated double wishbone front suspension takes design inspiration from the F-TYPE sports car.

Driver-Focused Interior

Blending purposeful design and luxury with driver-oriented support, the interior of the all-new Jaguar XE is truly remarkable. Thanks to a length of 184.2 inches and a width of 77.4 inches (mirrors folded), you can travel in total comfort, even with three adult passengers in the rear. Equip your XE with bespoke accents including sleek modern veneers and finishes, high-quality leather upholstery, and a range of available color themes. A specialized Cabin Air Ionization system uses a coated evaporator to improve the air quality of the XE. Smart storage solutions make it easy to store all of life’s essentials such as phones, bottles, or other belongings. Change the mood of the interior to suit your tastes with optional Configurable Ambient Lighting.

2020 Jaguar XE Interior
2020 Jaguar XE Rear Traffic Monitor

Practicality & Safety

Perfectly suited for the rigors of everyday life, the Jaguar XE has space for all of your belongings thanks to standard split-folding rear seats. Even if your hands are full, accessing the trunk is more convenient than ever with the optional Powered Gesture Trunk Lid. Standard driver assistance technologies help you stay ahead of danger on the road. Included on every XE are a Driver Condition Monitor, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and a Rear Camera. Choose the optional Park Pack to receive a 360-degree Parking Aid, Park Assist, and Rear Traffic Monitor for extra help in congested parking lots. Opt for the available Drive Pack to receive Adaptive Cruise Control, High-Speed Emergency Braking, and Blind Spot Assist.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $39,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine with 247 horsepower, RWD
  • Grained Leather 12-way Electric Front Seats with 2-way Manual Headrests
  • 10-inch Touch Pro™ with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Premium LED Headlights with Signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Heated Electric Door Mirrors


  • Starting at $41,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine with 247 horsepower
  • All-Wheel Drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) software
  • Lane Keep Assist, Rear Camera, and Front & Rear Parking Aids
  • 18-inch Style 1022, 15 Spoke Wheels
  • Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
XE R-Dynamic

XE R-Dynamic

  • Starting at $46,295 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine with 296 horsepower
  • Perforated Grained Leather 12-way Electric Front Sport Seats with 2-way Manual Headrests and Contrast Stitching
  • R-Dynamic bumper, side sills, badging, and rear valence
  • R-Dynamic branded leather steering wheel
  • 18-inch 10 split-spoke ‘Style 1049’ with Gloss Black Diamond Turned finish

*Price shown is Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes $995 destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.

**All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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