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2020 Jaguar XE: More aggressive looks and better tech

The updated 2020 Jaguar XE gains sharper looks, nicer cabin finishes and a host technology improvements.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
Jon Wong
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After debuting four years ago, Jaguar is performing its first major update to its XE sedan.

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For 2020, the XE receives a new front end with a bigger grille, skinnier headlights and restyled bumper. 

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Out back, the XE also gets a new bumper with wider lower valance and skinnier light housings. 

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Sadly, the diesel four-cylinder and supercharged V6 engine options have been dropped from the XE for 2020.

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Only the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will be offered in two different power levels. For the P250 cars, it will produce 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.

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On the P300, the turbo four will feature 296 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive will be standard on the P300 helping it get to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.

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An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission option in the 2020 XE.

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Major cabin technology upgrades include the InControl Touch Pro Duo system from the I-Pace being available in the XE as an option.

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Also new for 2020 is an available camera-based rearview mirror that switches between a normal mirror and screen showing what's directly behind. 

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The 2020 Jaguar XE will arrive in dealers this summer. It'll start at $39,900, not including $995 for destination.

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