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Jaguar XE vs Volvo S60

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Volvo S60

MSRP: $34,890
Fuel Economy: 24 city, 35 highway (mpg)
0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds
Engine: Turbocharged 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 302

The Volvo S60 seems to be a great car, but not as tailored to performance and the driving experience when compared to the XE. It does win out when it comes to fuel economy though. Volvo's reputation for industry leading safety is also present in the S60 with features like, Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake and Lane Departure Warning, among other features. It was a IIHS Top Safety Pick +.

Jaguar XE

MSRP: $35,895
Fuel Economy: 22 city, 30 highway
0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds
Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel
Horsepower: 340

The Jaguar XE brings performance where the Volvo S60 lacks it. It has more horsepower, a quicker acceleration, and its figures are class leading even without four-wheel drive or computer-modulated launch control. It has worse fuel economy than the Volvo S60, which may be more important to some buyers than the power that you have a your feet. IIHS has not crash tested it yet, but it is expected to get a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP.


Ultimately, if it's the driving experience that you are after, you should go with the XE, but if that isn't at the top of your priority list, the Volvo S60 is definitely a vehicle that is worth checking out.
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Around 1k difference I may as well go with the Jaguar Xe for the better performance and design. The Volvo S60 just looks generic to me.
I actually like the S60 design. I suppose it is a somewhat conservative design, but i don't think it is boring. It isn't trying to be as sporty and that translates to its design as well. I don't think the S60 is a bad car by any means, it just totally depends what you are looking for.
I just think that they are for very different types of people. Jaguar is offering performance that can also be used as a family car. The Volvo is focusing on safety and comfort, that also is pretty good with performance. I think the the S60 might be cross shopped more with the Acura TLX than the XE.
When I did a test drive comparison between these two cars one of the the most striking things was the amount of road noise apparent in the Volvo. Maybe its dependent on tire choice ?
I'm surprised by that. I would have thought Volvo would be good for things like that. Seems like they like to give a nice and smooth ride, free of noise pollution. interesting...
I feel like Volvo is improving. Their SUV is getting great reviews.
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