2018 Jaguar XE vs 2018 BMW 3 Series

Are you looking for an entry-level luxury sedan that will not break the bank? With a smorgasbord of high-quality compact luxury sedans on the road, it can be difficult to find the right fit. A perfect combination of price, performance and luxury makes the 2018 Jaguar XE hard to beat. Armed with an athletic style, an arsenal of engine options, an affordable price and a wealth of technology, the Jaguar XE will check all the boxes. Learn more about the Jaguar-brand compact luxury sedan in this 2018 Jaguar XE vs 2018 BMW 3 Series comparison.

Drivers who have their hearts set on the 2018 Jaguar XE will have a choice of six trim levels – XE, Premium, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. Jaguar XE models make room for five passengers in a luxurious cabin that adds 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space – a number that the BMW 3 Series sedan cannot match. In addition to a luxury-infused cabin, the Jaguar XE promises plenty of value with a standard power sunroof, a premium LuxTec interior, driver-selectable drive modes, 17-inch wheels and an eight-inch Jaguar InControl® touchscreen display with Bluetooth.

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2018 Jaguar XE VS 2018 BMW 3 Series
$35,725 Starting Price $34,900
2.0-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0-Liter TwinPower Turbo 4-Cylinder
247 Horsepower/269 Pound-Feet Horsepower/Torque 180 Horsepower/200 Pound-Feet
15.9 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 13 Cubic Feet

What Are the Advantages of the 2018 Jaguar XE Design?

Even in the compact luxury sedan there is value to be found and the Jaguar XE does not disappoint in this 2018 Jaguar XE vs 2018 BMW 3 Series comparison. With a price tag that starts at $35,725, a more powerful standard engine, more cargo space and a larger, more advanced infotainment system, the 2018 Jaguar XE will outperform its BMW-brand competition.

Stock Jaguar XE models promise an elite level of performance that stems from a standard 247-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder power core paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the rear-wheel drive Jaguar XE will earn 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. When equipped with available all-wheel drive, the Jaguar XE will still make 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Engine upgrades are available in the form of a fuel-efficient 180-horsepower 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that will make 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway and a 296-horsepower variant of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Drivers who opt for the Jaguar XE S grade will enjoy a 380-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that will sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.

BMW 3 Series models counter with a standard 180-horsepower 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that is married to an eight-speed automatic to make 23 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Performance upgrades include a 248-horsepower 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo, a 320-horsepower 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6, a hybrid powertrain and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel. BMW xDrive All-Wheel Drive is available for all variants.

Enjoy unrivaled performance, style and luxury at an affordable price when you slide into the driver's seat of the 2018 Jaguar XE at Barrett Jaguar in San Antonio.

Overhead View of Red 2018 Jaguar XE on Highway
Blue 2018 Jaguar XE Rear Exterior
2018 Jaguar XE Steering Wheel and Touchscreen Display
Side View of Red and Black 2018 Jaguar XE Front Seats and Dashboard