Luxury sedans are getting much attention right now, and for good reason. While standard vehicle manufacturers are seeing a downturn in sedan sales, and some of them are removing smaller vehicles from their lineup altogether, companies such as Jaguar and BMW are making great strides to boost the popularity of their sedan models. The 2018 Jaguar XE and 2018 BMW 3 Series are among some of the best luxury sedans on the market now, and if you're looking for a new vehicle, these two options deserve a closer look.

Fuel Economy


In terms of fuel efficiency, both vehicles are on fairly even ground. The 2018 Jaguar XE offers an impressive 25 mpg on city streets and 34 mpg on the highway. In comparison, the 2018 BMW 3 Series base 320i model offers similar numbers at 23 mpg on city streets and 35 mpg on highways. 

Those figures work out to an estimated combined fuel efficiency of 28 mpg for both vehicles. What's interesting, however, is that both cars offer similar numbers for fuel efficiency despite the large disparity in performance. With those figures in mind, the 2018 Jaguar XE comes out ahead here as well.


The 2018 Jaguar XE comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that, when paired with the included eight-speed automatic transmission, delivers up to 247 total horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 269 pound-feet torque between 1,200 and 4,500 rpm. The 2018 XE is also capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in an impressive six seconds.

The 2018 BMW 3 Series comes standard with BMW's proprietary TwinPower four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers only 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque at the same rpm range as the 2018 Jaguar XE. For a small upgrade, BMW customers can get an engine that is similar to the standard option on the Jaguar XE and offers up to 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

The fact that you would have to pay an additional upgrade fee on the BMW 3 Series to get the type of performance that comes standard on the Jaguar XE puts the Jaguar ahead in this category.

Luxury & Convenience

You can count on almost every modern luxury sedan to be packed with the latest technology available. Both vehicles in this comparison hold true to that statement, and you're going to see similar features in both, including wireless device charging, dynamic heads-up displays, and premium sound systems. You can't declare an outright winner in this category based on interior features alone. However, Jaguar is so good at paying attention to the little details that matter.

Both the 2018 Jaguar XE and the 2018 BMW 3 Series are great options if you're in the market for a new luxury sedan. With superior performance and a cabin that makes you feel at home, the 2018 Jaguar XE holds its own against any of the competing models on the market. Visit Jaguar North Atlanta to test drive the 2018 Jaguar XE.

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