Just a suggestion for Jaguar, especially when Consumer Reports describes it as a "cramped cubicle". It excelled in other areas by providing owners with a sporty drive experience and sharp handling, but Editor Nick Kurczewski found the interior ambiance and cabin space to be lacking.
With an entry level model costing $35,725, he expected to see an interior that looks fun though not in the sense of chrome and wooden dashboards. Just materials more in tune with the Jaguar mystique.
Then there’s the cramped rear seats that are described to be comfortable to children and short legged pets only. Perhaps there is some merit to his claims as head room isn’t great for taller passengers and the already tight legroom could be made worse when sitting behind someone tall in the front. Unexpected considering the fact that it’s 2,835 mm wheelbase is comparable to the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series.
Perhaps to compensate for its smaller cabin the XE features an exciting exterior design, comfortable leather covered steering wheel, 8-inch touchscreen, and a choice of petrol and diesel engines. There’s a fine line between "cramped cubicle" and "corner office"; which side do you think the XE falls into?