2017 Jaguar XE vs 2017 Audi A4

Car shoppers considering a high-line luxury sedan no longer are only restricted to choosing from a collection of large cars. An influx of high-caliber compact sedans has created a new class of vehicles for luxury car-shoppers to choose from. Looking at the 2017 Jaguar XE vs the 2017 Audi A4 will help car shoppers searching for a powerful and efficient high-line compact car make a final decision.

Both Jaguar and Audi offer their compact sedans in multiple trim levels. The 2017 Jaguar XE is offered in four trim levels, while the 2017 Audi A4 is available in three models. The extra rim level available on the Jaguar SE allows the car to offer even more options and variety to car shoppers.

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2017 Jaguar XE VS 2017 Audi A4
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
3 Engine Options 2
340 Max Horsepower 252
32 city/42 hwy mpg Best Fuel Economy 27 city/37 hwy mpg

2017 Jaguar XE, 2017 Audi A4 Engine Options and Performance

Both the 2017 Jaguar XE and the 2017 Audi A4 can be equipped with multiple engine options. Both cars begin by equipping their starting trim levels with turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. Even with similar engine sizes, the Jaguar outperforms the Audi, offering 240 horsepower, compared to the 190 horsepower produced by the engine on the A4.

The 2017 Jaguar XE and 2017 Audi A4 each offer additional engine options. Two more power sources are available on the Jaguar, while the Audi can be equipped with one additional engine. The upgraded engine offered on the A4 is another turbocharged four-cylinder engine that increases the performance ratings to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the base four-cylinder engine, the 2017 Jaguar XE can be equipped with a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 or a turbodiesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. When equipped with the V-6, the performance of the XE is maxed out at 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the diesel engine, the performance numbers on the XE drop to 180 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque, but the fuel economy estimates check in at 32 miles per gallon in the city and 42 miles per gallon on the highway. The best fuel economy ratings available on the Audi A4 are earned by the base four-cylinder engine, which checks in at 27 city/37 highway miles per gallon.

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