The Jaguar XE offers robust engine options and athletic handling, while the Volvo S60 boasts a roomier cabin and stronger engine lineup. Which one should you choose as your next car in 2018? This head-to-head comparison will clear your uncertainty.

Design & Style

The Jaguar XE sports a luxury look with an aesthetic appeal to it. It is a 5-seater vehicle with supportive and comfortable seats, although you won't find much legroom at the rear seats. You can feel comfortable only for a short outing. The subdued cabin design does not give you that luxury feel as you would desire to have. This is where the 2018 Volvo S60 steals the show with an opulent interior design full of quality materials and solid build quality, along with sufficient legroom and headroom on offer. The car has around 12 cubic feet of cargo space that can accommodate about 9 grocery bags.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the Jaguar XE comes with a base infotainment system featuring 8-inch touch screen, 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB Port, and HD Radio. Other notable features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a moonroof, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Apart from a safety system that discourages you from speeding up, the XE has a very few standard safety features.

On the other hand, the 2018 Volvo S60 is equipped with an intuitive Sensus infotainment interface, satellite radio, HD radio, USB port, Bluetooth and a moonroof. The 7-inch infotainment display comes with excellent graphics and is easy to operate. Advanced safety features include lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and a rearview camera. The Volvo's City Safety system is for pedestrian detection and automatic application of brakes when required.


You would be really disappointed with the performance of Jaguar XE with its base 161bhp 2-litre engine that offers lackluster output. It is completely dethroned by the Volvo S60 model, which is equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo engine that puts out 240 HP. It produces sufficient power to move the vehicle easily. You can opt for various trim levels if you are hungry for more power and performance delivery.

The Bottom Line

It is quite evident from the above comparison that Volvo S60 is far superior in terms of design, technology, and performance. With its luxurious seats and posh interiors, it is a standout among vehicles of its class. The active safety features add to its credibility and reliability, which is much higher than that of XE. Without taking anything away from the brand value offered by Jaguar, anyone would prefer to buy a car like S60 with a comprehensive package.

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