The 2018 Jaguar lineup is rolling into dealerships with state-of-the-art new models and features. With an array of exciting options and updates, here are the Jaguars to look forward to:
2018 Jaguar XE
The 2018 Jaguar XE is a great addition to the luxury sedan market with a variety of engine lineups to choose from. From the four-cylinder gas engine to the diesel four-cylinder and supercharged V6, there is a car for every user.
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Trim packages include the base XE, Premium, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport, and S levels. The base XE offers a choice of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas or turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engines. While the gas engine features 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, the diesel offers 180 horsepower and 318 lb-ft of torque.
The Premium trim has the four-cylinder engine or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Both the Prestige and R-Sport trims also feature the four-cylinder gas or diesel engine along with the V6 option. The S trim is equipped similarly to the R-Sport but only features the supercharged V6 engine, with the power bumped up to 380 horsepower. The estimated fuel economy is 25 city/34 highway, but varies based on what engine you opt for.
The Jaguar XE comes with a wide array of technology and safety features. These include a 10-inch touchscreen, three available audio systems, smartphone integration, and a surround-view camera system. Some of the driver aids include blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert.
- Speed of the V6 is thrilling
- Sharp handling and superior steering performance
- Interior materials aren’t high-quality
- Backseat is tight
2018 Jaguar XF
The 2018 Jaguar XF is a carryover from 2017 with a few added features. It is available in six various trim levels including the base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, and Portfolio, which are equipped with either a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that offers 180 horsepower and 318 ft-torque or the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Premium trim also offers a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. With the top of the line S trim, you receive the higher-output V6 with 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The estimated fuel economy is 31 city/35 highway.
Technology features include either the eight or 12-inch infotainment display and your choice of a 380-watt or 825-watt Meridian digital surround-sound package. The XF only comes with a Bluetooth and USB hookup and the smartphone connectivity isn’t the best between the different Jaguar models. Safety features include the Vision Assist package, adaptive LED headlights, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning.
- All trims offer rear or all-wheel drive
- Spacious passenger and cargo room
- No V8 option
- Smartphone integration capability is below levels of other models
2018 Jaguar XJ
The 2018 Jaguar XJ has found itself above the XE and XF sport sedans. The standard 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque come with the supercharged V6 which offers 18/27 mph. If you opt for the long-wheelbase model, the XLJ, you’ll get the exact same fuel mileage. There is an available 5.0-liter supercharged V8 which produces 470 horsepower and 424 lb-ft of torque. That option is available in both the standard and long-wheelbase model, but only with rear-wheel drive. In addition, you can opt for the XJR575 with the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine with an astounding 575 horsepower and 517 lb-ft of torque.
The XJ features an InControl TouchPro infotainment system that also offers 4G Wi-Fi, a new 10-inch touchscreen display plus a new suite of driver assist safety features. These include a blind-spot monitoring system, traffic sign recognition, rear-cross traffic alert, and adaptive speed limiter.
- Newly advanced driver assist safety features
- High level of technology
- Doesn’t pair the V8 with all-wheel drive
- Ride isn’t smooth when traveling rough terrain
2018 Jaguar E-Pace
Since Jaguar unveiled the midsize E-Pace crossover in 2017, it became the brand’s best-selling vehicle. It’s an attractive SUV that also offers some amazing performance. There are two main trims: the base E-Pace 250 and the E-Pace R-Dynamic. From there, you’ll find four sub trims: Standard, S, SE, and HSE.
The base E-Pace 250 features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The E-Pace R-Dynamic has more power with 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission plus all-wheel drive.
Features of the E-Pace include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. In addition, you can opt to include a Wi-Fit hotspot, automated parking system, surround-view camera system, and smartphone integration. There is also a premium audio system plus options for a power liftgate and keyless entry.
- Nice selection of features
- Luxurious interior
- Decent power for the money
- More expensive than the competition
2018 Jaguar F-Pace
This luxury crossover has made some favorable impressions already. With room for five, there are six main trim levels to choose from, including Base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S, and Portfolio.
There are also four engine designations. The 25t features a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. You’ll take notice that the 30t features the same engine, but with 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 35 features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with 340 or 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The 20d is the SUVs turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel with 180 horsepower with 318 lb-ft of torque. With all these engine options, the Jaguar F-Pace features up to 26 city / 33 highway fuel economy. Between the different options, you are looking at a towing capacity of up to 5,290 lbs.
Only the R-Sport and S are available to be equipped with the Driver Assistance packages. This adds adaptive cruise control, speed limit notification, surround-view camera, and forward collision warning. There is also an automatic parking system that works with parallel, perpendicular, and exit.
- Spacious cargo room
- Supercharged V6 offers powerful acceleration
- Handles like a sports sedan
- Clunky smartphone integration
- Wind and road noise inside the cabin
2018 Jaguar F-Type
The 2018 Jaguar F-Type is a stylish two-seat luxury sports car that can be purchased as a convertible as well. There are three basic trims: Base, R, and SVR plus some options in between. The Base F-Type has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that features 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 340 horsepower base model with an upgrade to a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and 332 lb-ft of torque.
The R trim has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine with an astounding 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the top-trim SVR features a higher-output V8 with 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Between all these options, you can expect to achieve up to 20 city/28 highway mpg.
There are plenty of high-tech features to enjoy such as the eight-inch touchscreen and tablet-style gestures. You can also enjoy a 10-speaker sound system or the 12-speaker surround system which is optional. Driver assistance options include Park Assist, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.
- Precise handling
- High-class interior design
- Tight interior space
- Tire, road, and engine noise
2018 Jaguar I-Pace Concept
While we don’t know everything about the four-door, five-seat SUV yet, there are some fascinating details worth sharing. It runs on a liquid-cooled 90kWh lithium battery pack which offers 220 miles of driving on a single charge. It can also be charged at 80 percent of full power within 90 minutes simply by using your home charger. The I-Pace will be available towards the second half of 2018 and more information will be available closer to the release date.