Jaguar XE saloon - MPG, running costs & CO2
Promised 50mpg economy and 130g/km CO2 emissions mean the entry-level Jaguar XE diesel is cheap to run
With experts expecting the economical Jaguar XE 2.0-litre diesel to retain more of its original purchase price after three years than either the Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class or BMW 3 series, the XE is a surprisingly cost-effective car. Overall running costs are among the best in its class.
Jaguar XE MPG & CO2
The least expensive XE to run is also the cheapest to buy. With CO2 emissions from 146g/km, the 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel with an automatic gearbox attracts a reasonable BiK company-car tax rating and is capable of up to 50.7mpg. If you're a company-car driver, you'll want to think twice before choosing the four-wheel drive version because BiK increases significantly.
The turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engines are still reasonably frugal given their high performance. The P250 with rear-wheel drive can manage up to 36.2mpg, although its emissions from 177g/km put it in a high BiK band. With more power and four-wheel drive, fuel economy for the P300 drops to 33.6mpg while emissions climb to 190g/km, putting it in the most expensive BiK bracket.
It's a shame there's no plug-in hybrid version of the Jaguar XE to rival the BMW 330e and Mercedes C300 de, because these both boast low BiK for company-car drivers and an electric range of around 30 miles.
After the first year's CO2-based road tax (generally included in the on-the-road price), all Jaguar XEs cost £150 a year to tax. Those with a list price (including options) of more than £40,000 are liable for an additional surcharge of £325 a year in years two to six, bringing the annual bill to £475 during that period.
The entry-level Jaguar XE with its D180 diesel engine falls into insurance group 26, while both the more powerful 2.0-litre petrol starts in group 30. The XE P300 is in group 33 due to the additional performance it offers. We recommend getting an insurance quote before you make a purchase decision.
All models in Jaguar's range come with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, which is on par with rivals from BMW and Mercedes. Audi, however, puts a 60,000-mile limit on its three-year warranty. All Jaguar buyers also receive three years of breakdown cover. Extended warranties are available at extra cost.
The 2.0-litre diesel versions of the Jaguar XE only require servicing every two years or 21,000 miles, which is longer than many of its rivals. It’s worth noting that the 2.0-litre petrol requires services twice as often, after 12 months or 10,000 miles. Jaguar offers fixed-price servicing plans that last for five years and either 50,000 or 75,000 miles, costing £500 and £650 for the 2.0-litre diesel.