The 2017 Jaguar XE vs the 2017 Lexus ES

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Lexus ES

2017 Lexus ES

Brooklyn and Uniondale drivers understand that an entry-level luxury nameplate like the 2017 Lexus ES is never going to equal the heights reached by a top of the line model like the 2017 Jaguar XE. What often comes as a shock is just how drastically the two models differ in terms of performance and technology. The separation between a vehicle at the peak of the compact luxury sedan segment and one that barely makes the grade for entry becomes almost painfully clear when two such models are matched against each other.

Power and Efficiency

In a segment filled with sophisticated and finely-crafted engines, the 2017 Lexus ES seems grandly out of place. With no options available, each model is fitted as standard with a 3.5L V6 that produces 268-hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. A basic 6-speed automatic transmission system is used to return up to 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Jaguar has always reached further than its rivals when it comes to performance, and the XE has benefited from the finest engineering minds to provide a choice of three state of the art powerhouses:

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo: Crafted of lightweight aluminum, the standard four-cylinder enlivens the 2017 XE with up to 240-hp and 251 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel: The available diesel engine offers up to 180-hp alongside an intimidating 318 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 3.0L Supercharged V6: A twin vortex supercharger puts you in control of up to 340-hp and 332 lb.-ft. of torque.

All models come with cutting-edge 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, allowing for up to 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway.


The 2017 Jaguar XE complements its phenomenal array of power options with a prestigious selection of comfort, convenience, and entertainment technologies sourced from the front-line of development.

Brooklyn and Uniondale drivers will be able to take advantage of:

  • InControl Wi-Fi: A high-strength antenna provides a 3G hotspot that can sync with up to eight separate devices, supplying a stronger and more reliable connection than you could expect from a smartphone or tablet.
  • HeadUp Display: Vital driving information is projected right onto your windshield, allowing you to keep track of essential data without taking your eyes from the road.
  • Surround-View Parking Camera: Multiple cameras can intelligently combine their inputs to create 360-degree views of the 2017 XE and its surrounding area.

As you might have guessed, these technologies aren’t available with the 2017 Lexus ES at any price.

The 2017 Lexus ES Lags Noticeably Behind the 2017 Jaguar XE

Lexus is really just the premium label used by Toyota, so its models never quite reach the level you’d expect from a Jaguar. To find out more about the superior 2017 Jaguar XE, just contact one of the team here at Jaguar Freeport today.