- Very low running costs for the entry-level, rear-wheel drive diesel
- Pick of the range is the 20d for blending performance and economy
- Deep pockets required for the supercharged V6 S
For those seeking the lowest running costs in the Jaguar XE range then consider the entry-level 163hp diesel with a manual gearbox: it’s quoted at 75.0mpg and emissions of just 99g/km of CO2.
However, the higher powered 20d 180hp diesel version is also very frugal managing 67.3mpg on average and emitting 109g/km of CO2 according to official figures. That isn’t going majorly increase costs but for drivers to benefit from the diesels’ more efficient running they will need to rack up above average mileage.
The petrol versions deliver significant performance stats but are not as strong for fuel efficiency or emissions, managing a claimed 45.1mpg on average and 144g/km of CO2 for the 20t.
It’s the 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol version delivers the best performance and unsurprisingly the worst running costs with 34.9mpg on average and 194g/km of CO2.
Jaguar also offers fixed price servicing packages that can cover either three years and 30,000 miles or five years and 100,000 miles, which makes managing costs a little easier.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||109p||£1,101 - £1,457 *|
|Diesel||107p||£649 - £901 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions. Fuel prices are updated daily.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Every 24 months or 21,000 miles for the 2.0-litre models, and 12 months or 16,000 miles for the 3.0-litre|
|Warranty||3 years / 60,000 miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£0 - £450
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
Those looking for the saloon that performs best for emissions need to choose the lower-powered 163hp diesel variant. This version of the Jaguar XE emits just 99g/km of CO2 which ensures it delivers a low tax bill for company car drivers.
That said, the 180hp diesel also impresses with low emissions of just 109g/km of CO2, and is a better all-rounder performance-wise, too.
The highest emissions in the range are pumped out by the 3.0-litre supercharged XE S – 194g/km of CO2 is not a financial burden to take on lightly.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.0d Diesel||99 g/km (Min)||£0 - £140|
3.0 (380ps) Petrol,
|194 g/km (Max)||£280 - £450|
- Jaguar reliability has improved in recent years
- Still hasn’t stopped the XE having three recalls
- Mechanical components in use in many models
Jaguar has long performed well in customer satisfaction surveys so it is reasonable to expect Jaguar XE reliability shouldn’t be a cause for concern. But the XE and XF are starting to earn a growing reputation for niggling unreliability.
However, its time on the market has been blighted by three official recalls so far: one to remedy a starting problem on the four-cylinder diesel engines, the other two related to seatbelt pretensioners failing to operate.
Fundamental issues shouldn’t be a problem, though. Jaguar’s well-versed in aluminium construction, and the mechanical components already see service in a variety of other models, including those under the Land Rover brand.
Build quality feels of a satisfactory standard, although the cabin’s marred by a few cheap-feeling plastics. Time will be telling on their longevity.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|