2017 Jaguar XE vs. 2017 Lexus IS

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Lexus IS 200T

2017 Lexus IS

There are a number of options in the small luxury sedan segment worth considering, but this year the 2017 Jaguar XE is making serious noise. Currently in its first model year of production, this new Jaguar is notable for its commanding supercharged V6, advanced luxury features, spacious trunk, and surprisingly accessible price. All of this makes it tough competition for the otherwise amenable 2017 Lexus IS. Take a look at how these models stack up, and if you’re ready to test drive the Jaguar XE, then come check it out at Jaguar Fort Myers near Marco Island.

 

Price

Price

To begin, the 2017 Jaguar XE is a more affordable way for drivers to access a high-performance luxury sedan.

  • Jaguar XE: MSRP from $34,900
  • Lexus IS: MSRP from $37,825

Performance

Whether you prize more performance options or the most output, the 2017 Jaguar XE proves to be the champion. The Jaguar XE is offered with three different engine options, including a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four, a turbo-diesel 2.0L inline-four, and a supercharged 3.0L V6. The most powerful of these is the supercharged V6, which is capable of pumping out a robust 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. This model is offered with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. If you go with the 2017 Lexus IS, you’ll only have two engine options to pick from, including a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder and a 3.5L V6. The more powerful of these is the V6, which gets a respectable 255 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque but fails to match the maximum output of the Jaguar XE.

Cargo Space

Whether you choose the 2017 Jaguar XE or the 2017 Lexus IS, you’ll get spacious and luxurious seating for up to five adult passengers. If you value extra cargo room, though, then you would be better suited for the Jaguar XE. The Jaguar XE gets a spacious trunk that measures 15.9 cubic feet, while the trunk of the Lexus IS measures just 13.8 cubic feet.

Features

Both of these sedans come with standard features like Bluetooth, keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, power adjustable front seats, and HD radio. However, only the 2017 Jaguar XE comes standard with an advanced touchscreen infotainment system. As you move up the trim ladder, only the Jaguar XE can be purchased with a 3G Wi-Fi connection and a DVD player. Additionally, the best sound system on the Jaguar XE is a 17-speaker Meridian system, while the best Lexus IS system is a 15-speaker Mark Levinson system.

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE driver

Drive Home the 2017 Jaguar XE from Jaguar Fort Myers

The 2017 Jaguar XE is now available at Jaguar Fort Myers, serving Marco Island drivers at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL. Make your way to our dealership Monday through Saturday, and contact our knowledgeable staff for more information.