Updates to its interior and elsewhere make the XE a better luxury sports sedan.
Before we discuss our impressions gleaned from driving the refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE, it's worth pointing out that before the 2017 XE appeared, small sedans had never really been Jaguar's thing. Sure, sedans-saloons as the British call them-have buttered the bread in Coventry for most of Jaguar's 85-year history. But the only other Jaguar four-door built in size Small was the 2001 to 2009 X-Type, which we chiefly remember for its matronly styling and new-Ford smell. So, you're forgiven if the thought of Jaguar building a small, appealing sedan seems new, especially as the brand also now dabbles in building appealing crossovers and electric cars, which also haven't been its thing heretofore.