Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black P300 AWD 2021 Review

We drive the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black P300 AWD on a Road Test Review

Jaguars XE sedan was updated in September 2021 and embodies all that is good about the brand. One thing Jaguar has always done is produce well-proportioned elegant saloons and the smaller XE is no exception.

2021 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic AWD Drivng experience

We are driving the R-Dynamic Black P300 AWD this week that adds a number gloss black highlights and more for visual appeal.

Sit inside and the contrast cream leather seats and black dash sets the ambience. Front seats are exceptionally comfortable with multiple electronic adjustments. Everything is orientated around the driver with clear instrument binnacle, HUD and central screen that has the latest in infotainment connectivity and light touch functionality.

2021 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic AWD interior drivers area

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The XE Ideal for two people as the rear seat leg room and boot space is small, but the front occupants are well catered for.

The XE is powered by the 2.0L twin turbo Ingenium petrol engine that provides spirited performance and surprisingly good economy. Ride and handling is smooth and compliant and the XE is deceptively quick along with the added benefit of AWD.

2021 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic AWD interior central connectivity

What is a pleasant surprise is that the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black starts from just $64,700 plus the usual costs and comes well equipped at that price.

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2021 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic AWD exterior front grill

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Elegant design
  • Engaging drive, ride and handling
  • Standard price point

2021 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic AWD engine

Model   

Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black P300 AWD 

Model PriceFrom $64,704 MLP* PAT $69,874 MLP*
Engine2.0L Twin Turbo 4 Cyl. Ingenium Petrol
Drivetrain8 speed Sports AT AWD
Power221kW @ 5500rpm
Torque400Nm @ 1500-4500rpm
SafetyFive Star  ANCAP (tested 2015)
CO2 Emissions157g/km
Economy ADR / Tank6.8 L/100km (ADR combined)  8.4 L/100km over our test / 63L
Servicing5 Years or 102,000km (whichever comes first) Service plan $1950
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

 *MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.

2021 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic AWD exterior profile

Overall Rating    

83/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment8
Performance9
Ride and Handling9
Practicality7
Fit for Purpose8
Design / Style8
Technology / connectivity8
Value for Money8

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Practicality - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Design / Style - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Technology / connectivity - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
8.3/10

Summary

Jaguars XE sedan was updated in September 2021 and embodies all that is good about the brand. One thing Jaguar has always done is produce well-proportioned elegant saloons and the smaller XE is no exception.

What is a pleasant surprise is that the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black starts from just $64,700 plus the usual costs and comes well equipped at that price.

About Rob Fraser 2500 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.