In comparing the Jaguar XE's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Jaguar XE has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and base engine power. The Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Jaguar XE's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Jaguar XE is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ.
Jaguar XE vs. Lincoln MKZ Pricing
A used 2020 Jaguar XE ranges from $26,066 to $37,995 while a used 2020 Lincoln MKZ is priced between $23,653 to $37,677.
Jaguar XE vs. Lincoln MKZ Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Jaguar XE loses 52.2 percent of its value and the Lincoln MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value. This means the Jaguar XE retains 1.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln MKZ.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Jaguar XE’s base engine makes 247 horsepower, and the Lincoln MKZ base engine makes 245 horsepower. The XE is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. This gives the Jaguar XE the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKZ. The XE uses premium unleaded, and the MKZ uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Jaguar XE, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lincoln MKZ has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.