When we compare the Kia Stinger's and the Jaguar XE's specifications and ratings, the Kia Stinger has the advantage in the areas of resale value, 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 fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Stinger's and the Jaguar XE's specifications and ratings, the Kia Stinger is a better car than the Jaguar XE.
Kia Stinger vs. Jaguar XE Pricing
A used 2020 Kia Stinger ranges from $26,999 to $40,999 while a used 2020 Jaguar XE is priced between $26,066 to $37,995.
Kia Stinger vs. Jaguar XE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Stinger loses 46.8 percent of its value and the Jaguar XE loses 52.2 percent of its value. This means the Kia Stinger retains 5.3 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 Kia Stinger’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Jaguar XE base engine makes 247 horsepower. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 461 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 Kia Stinger. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Stinger, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head 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 front shoulder room. The Kia Stinger and Jaguar XE are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Kia Stinger has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.