Despite recent headlines, diesel engines remain a popular choice for European car buyers. The 2017 Jaguar XE Diesel is the latest sedan to bring that appeal to American streets. 

The oil-burning 2-liter turbo I-4 rates 180 horsepower.  That’s less than the XE’s gas 4-banger, but the diesel’s 318-lb. ft. of torque puts it close to the V6 XE. So, off-the-line throttle response is immediate!

Shifts also come quickly and seamlessly from a ZF 8-speed automatic… no gap in power delivery here.

This compact luxury-sport sedan’s steering is precise and quick. The stiff chassis allows a perfect balance: great handling with a smooth yet compliant ride.

The XE’s interior can be a bit on the bland side. But, choose the right colors and trim, and it delivers Jaguar-appropriate look and feel.

The 2017 Jaguar XE Diesel is on sale now starting at under $37,000. 


  • Engine: 2-liter turbo I-4
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Pricing: Starting at under $37,000