2017 Jaguar XE vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The highline sedan market offers many models that provide impressive performance ratings with an added degree of style and comfort. Looking at the 2017 Jaguar XE vs the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will help car shoppers considering a high-performance luxury sedan make a final decision.

The Jaguar XE was an all-new vehicle for the 2017 model year, while the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been fully redesigned. Both sedans offer an impressive degree of luxury, combined with multiple engine options that deliver impressive performance. The 2017 Jaguar XE and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are two of the top vehicles in the high-line sedan class.

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2017 Jaguar XE VS 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Base Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
3 Engine Options 3
Yes Diesel Option No
Available All-Wheel Drive Available

2017 Jaguar XE Engine Options and Performance

Both the 2017 Jaguar XE and 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offer multiple engine options for drivers to choose from. The XE and the C-Class each come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. These engines each deliver similar power ratings, with the XE offering 240 horsepower and the C-Class checking in at 241.

In addition to the base four-cylinder engines, both cars offer multiple available engines. The 2017 Jaguar XE can be equipped with either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine or a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6. A diesel engine is not available on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

When equipped with the turbodeisel engine, the Jaguar XE delivers 180 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings are where the engine excels. The best fuel economy ratings available on the Jaguar XE come via this engine, which earns an estimated 32 miles per gallon in the city and 42 miles per gallon on the highways.

Features and systems on the 2017 Jaguar XE are spread out over four main trim levels: Base XE, Premium, Prestige and R-Sport. Each trim comes equipped with a different collection of features that all deliver impressive comfort and luxury. Jaguar XE models offer features like: automatic engine stop-start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity, InControl touchscreen infotainment system, HD radio, keyless entry and ignition, heated seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery, LED running lights, automatic high beam headlights, mobile WiFi hotspot and a head-up display.

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