When comparing the BMW 3 Series's and the Jaguar XE's specifications and ratings, the BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume 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 resale value. Based on this comparison of the BMW 3 Series's and the Jaguar XE's specifications and ratings, the BMW 3 Series is a better car than the Jaguar XE.
BMW 3 Series vs. Jaguar XE Pricing
A used 2020 BMW 3 Series ranges from $26,439 to $47,998 while a used 2020 Jaguar XE is priced between $26,029 to $37,996.
BMW 3 Series vs. Jaguar XE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW 3 Series loses 52.3 percent of its value and the Jaguar XE loses 52.2 percent of its value. This means the Jaguar XE retains 0.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW 3 Series.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 3 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Jaguar XE base engine makes 247 horsepower. The 3 Series is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. The XE is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles.This gives the BMW 3 Series the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Jaguar XE the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the BMW 3 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Jaguar XE has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW 3 Series has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.