The 2017 Jaguar XE is a cool looking car no matter how you look at it. It’s got the standard sedan look with a touch of muscle and a dose of class. It’s the type of refinement that big spenders are happy to have, but it’s not quite as flashy as some other models like the F-Type. One pretty unique feature with the 2017 Jaguar XE is the two different engine options it comes with. They’re at odds with one another. One is for power and performance, and the other is focused purely on fuel efficiency. That means if you pick up the 2017 XE you can decide to have something efficient, or something high powered and thrilling to drive.

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The Fuel Efficient Choice

Most Americans have begun to realize just how efficient and reliable modern diesel engines can be. The efficient option offered with the 2017 XE is a 4-cylinder turbo diesel, and it puts out a decent 180 HP and 318 lb.-ft. of torque. The car climbs from 0 to 60 in 7.4 seconds, so it probably won’t be winning any street races anytime soon, but it’s not slow either. The key element of this vehicle is that it’s fuel efficient. Specific FDA fuel efficiency numbers aren’t’ available yet, but it’s the most efficient powertrain that Jaguar has ever offered in the states.

The Performance Option

If you’re like many Jaguar buyers who aren’t too concerned with fuel efficiency you can opt for a more powerful engine that has quite a bit more bite. The XE is also offered with the same engine that comes in the F-Type. The 3.0 liter supercharged V6. It provides a massive 340 HP and 334 lb.-ft. of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in just 4.9 seconds and hits a limited top speed of 155 MPH. The XE 35t engine is clearly the more exciting option, but it won’t be nearly as fuel efficient and probably not as practical as an everyday driver either.

Both engine options that are offered with the 2017 Jaguar XE are compelling and special in their own way. The diesel engine would be a pretty good everyday driver and great for efficient highway cruising. The powerful supercharged V6 will be a blast to drive around and give the XE that true sports car feel.