2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2019 Jaguar XE

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Avalon are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar XE doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Avalon Limited/Touring offers optional Rear Cross-Traffic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The XE doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Avalon and the XE have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available around view monitors.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Avalon its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2019, a rating granted to only 44 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The XE has not been tested, yet.


There are over 7 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Avalon’s warranty.


J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 17th in initial quality. With 52 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 60 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.


The Avalon’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 54 more horsepower (301 vs. 247) than the XE 25t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Avalon’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 5 more horsepower (301 vs. 296) than the XE 30t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Toyota Avalon is faster than the XE 25t:




Zero to 60 MPH

6.1 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.6 sec

15 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98.4 MPH

94 MPH

Brakes and Stopping

The Avalon stops much shorter than the XE:





70 to 0 MPH

171 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

122 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Avalon’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the XE (113 inches vs. 111.6 inches).

The Avalon Touring executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the XE AWD (26.8 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .62 average G’s).


The Avalon offers available computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The XE doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Avalon a Mid-size car, while the XE is rated a Compact.

The Avalon has 13.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XE (104.3 vs. 91).

The Avalon has 1.5 inches more front headroom, .6 inches more front legroom, 1.5 inches more front shoulder room, .9 inches more rear headroom, 5.3 inches more rear legroom and 2.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the XE.

Cargo Capacity

The Avalon has a much larger trunk than the XE (16.1 vs. 14.7 cubic feet).

The Avalon’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The XE Base doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.


To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Avalon has standard extendable sun visors. The XE doesn’t offer extendable visors.


The Toyota Avalon outsold the Jaguar XE by over seven to one during 2018.

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