When we compare the Audi RS 3's and the Jaguar XE's specifications and ratings, the Audi RS 3 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The Jaguar XE has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Audi RS 3's and the Jaguar XE's specifications and ratings, the Jaguar XE is a better car than the Audi RS 3.
Audi RS 3 vs. Jaguar XE Pricing
A used 2020 Audi RS 3 ranges from $50,873 to $65,148 while a used 2020 Jaguar XE is priced between $26,066 to $37,995.
Audi RS 3 vs. Jaguar XE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi RS 3 loses 47 percent of its value and the Jaguar XE loses 52.2 percent of its value. This means the Audi RS 3 retains 5.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Jaguar XE.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi RS 3’s base engine makes 394 horsepower, and the Jaguar XE base engine makes 247 horsepower. The RS 3 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 406 miles. The XE is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. This gives the Jaguar XE the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi RS 3. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Jaguar XE, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Audi RS 3, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the area of rear leg room.