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2020 Jaguar XE vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Jaguar XE

2020 Jaguar
XE

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$39,900 to $46,295
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $37,506 to $43,517 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City 22 - 25 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jaguar XE than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jaguar XE.

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 IS 300, 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). The Jaguar XE is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 300. 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 IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Jaguar XE is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Jaguar XE takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Jaguar XE transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 300.

Handling
The Jaguar XE has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Jaguar XE and the Lexus IS 300.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Jaguar XE and the Lexus IS 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Jaguar XE will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 300.

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