2017 Jaguar XE vs. 2016 Jaguar XJ


Are you currently searching for the right luxury sedan that fits your specific performance, comfort, and tech requirements? The 2017 Jaguar XE and the 2016 Jaguar XJ are both fully capable luxury sedans from the distinguished British automaker, both offered with confident performance and opulent cabin appointments including premium leather upholstery and trim accents. They are built to satisfy very different requirements and fit into different price segments as well. Get some help choosing the next Jaguar sedan for you in the Marco Island area, and then make the trip to Jaguar Fort Myers for competitive financing today.

A Glimpse at Both Jaguar Luxury Sedans

2017 Jaguar XE

  • Small luxury sedan
  • MSRP from $34,900
  • Turbocharged inline-four makes an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway

2016 Jaguar XJ

  • Executive luxury sedan
  • Richly appointed cabin comfortably seats five large adult passengers
  • Supercharged V8 makes up to 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque

Performance Capabilities

The base engine on the Jaguar XE is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 240 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. Move up to the 20d model with a turbo-diesel 2.0L inline-four that makes 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the line is a supercharged 3.0L V6 that’s good for 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 21 mpg city, and while the turbo-diesel engine’s EPA estimates are not yet available, they are expected to be even higher than that.

The base engine on the Jaguar XJ is the same as the most powerful option on the Jaguar XE—a supercharged 3.0L V6 that makes 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Move up to the Jaguar XJ Supercharged and you’ll get a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine that makes 470 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque. The top-of-the-line Jaguar XJR models gets a sport-tuned version of the supercharged V8 to increases output to 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. The most fuel-efficient Jaguar XJ is the V6 model with up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 18 mpg city.

Interior Design

The 2017 Jaguar XE is a compact luxury sedan that features standard seating for up to five passengers and includes standard features like Bluetooth, HD radio, power adjustable front seats, and keyless entry and start, as well as options like InControl Apps, leather upholstery, and heated front and rear seats. The trunk is spacious for a vehicle in this segment, giving you a total of 15.9 cubic feet of space to work with.

The 2016 Jaguar XJ also has standard seating for five, but as an executive luxury sedan it gives everyone significantly more room to stretch out. Even the base trim of the Jaguar XJ comes standard with exclusive features like heated and cooled front and rear seats, memorized driver settings, a power adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and luxuriant leather upholstery. Moving up the trim ladder, you can access such elite appointments as reclining rear seats with footrests, winged headrests for front and rear seat passengers, and even folding tray tables and a rear seat entertainment system. The trunk of the Jaguar XJ measures 15.2 cubic feet.


There’s a large difference between the price of these two models that will likely play into the choice of many drivers:

  • Jaguar XE: MSRP from $34,900
  • Jaguar XJ: MSRP from $74,400

Should You Pick the Jaguar XE or the Jaguar XJ?

There are a number of different considerations to make when considering the benefits of both of these models. While both models are tastefully designed and generously equipped, they ultimate appeal to quite different sets of drivers. The Jaguar XE will likely appeal to drivers that insist on quality in a luxury sedan but who are also interested in getting opulence on more of a budget. In addition to that, the Jaguar XE also delivers the better fuel economy of the two cars. On the other hand, the Jaguar XJ is a flagship luxury sedan that can stand toe to toe with the world’s most high-end luxury vehicles. It is immaculately appointed, delivers outstanding supercharged V8 performance, and provides more than enough room for three large adults to stretch out in back. Of course, all of this comes at a price, and the Jaguar XJ comes in at over twice the starting price of the Jaguar XE. If you’ve got the cash to spend, though, the Jaguar XJ is tough to pass up.

2017 Jaguar XE Gallery

2016 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE

2016 Jaguar XE Interior

2016 Jaguar XJ

2016 Jaguar XJ

2016 Jaguar XJ interior

2016 Jaguar XJ Interior

Find the Right Jaguar Luxury Car for You at Jaguar Fort Myers

Most of these models come highly recommended, but you’ll have to get behind the wheel to make the right choice. Jaguar Fort Myers is your certified Marco Island Jaguar dealership at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL. Stop in for a test drive, or contact us for more information at your convenience.