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2020 Jaguar XE vs. 2020 Lexus ES 300h Review

New 2020 Jaguar XE

2020 Jaguar
XE

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New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$39,900 to $46,295
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$41,810 to $45,660
Invoice* $37,506 to $43,517 $39,163 to $42,707
MPG - City 22 - 25 43
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Jaguar XE, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jaguar XE, drivers may find the Lexus ES 300h a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jaguar XE as you will with the Lexus ES 300h, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Jaguar XE will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Jaguar XE and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Jaguar XE is much wider than the Lexus ES 300h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jaguar XE, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Jaguar XE does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Jaguar XE has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Jaguar XE has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Jaguar XE and the Lexus ES 300h. The Jaguar XE has less cargo capacity than the Lexus ES 300h, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Jaguar XE than that of the Lexus ES 300h.