Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.8 - 5.9 mpp
Diesel engines 6.1 - 9.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 29.6 - 36.2 mpg
Diesel engines 38.9 - 57.7 mpg
  • Low running costs for the entry-level, rear-wheel drive diesel...
  • Far less economical are the P250 and P300 petrols
  • P300 delivers strong performance, but at a price

How much is it going to cost to run?

The Jaguar XE offers good real-world fuel efficiency, especially the diesel models, hence the competitive 4.8 - 9.1 mpp figures. Under the 'real world' WLTP official fuel efficiency testing regime, the most economical version to consider are the D200 diesel model.

MPG and CO2

Those seeking the lowest running costs in the Jaguar XE range should head straight for the D180 diesel variant. Under the taxing WLTP fuel economy testing regime, it returns up to 50.7mpg and emits just 130g/km of CO2, making it wallet and tax-friendly.

It’s not the cheapest engine to buy, though – that honour goes to the P250, which offers significantly greater performance for a lower price. The gap in running costs isn’t quite as large as you might expect either, with a posted fuel economy figure of 36.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 159g/km.

Unsurprisingly, it’s the most powerful P300 petrol that will cost the most to run. Thanks to its all-wheel drive system, it returns just 33.6mpg and emits 167g/km – not a burden to take on lightly if you’re a company car driver.

Servicing and maintenance

Jaguar offers a number of Service Plans, which are designed for cost-effective maintenance of new and approved-used vehicles up to 10 years old with fixed up-front payments. You can make a one-off payment or spread the cost with monthly payments.

Service plans are transferable between owners as long as the schedule is adhered to via Jaguar dealers.

How reliable is it?

  • Some reliability issues with six recalls
  • Interior quality has been improved 
  • Three-year warranty is standard

2019 Jaguar XE front grille and badge

Jaguar provides a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and three years’ European roadside assistance as standard, and you can extend this for an additional premium. The company has performed well in customer satisfaction surveys but the XE and XF have earned a reputation for unreliability.

There have been issues with the diesel engine's diesel particulate filter and turbocharger, which in some cases has led to total engine failure. This highlights the need to stick to the regular service intervals to the letter, and ensure you cover it with an extended warranty.

Its time on the market has been blighted by six official recalls so far: one to remedy a starting problem on the four-cylinder diesel engines, two related to seatbelt pretensioners failing to operate, a further two in relation to fuel leaks on diesel engines and, finally, an issue where the instrument cluster intermittently goes blank.

Build quality feels of a satisfactory standard, although the cabin’s marred by a few cheap-feeling plastics in some places, something that's been largely improved on facelift models.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £490
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Insurance group 22 - 50
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