2018 Jaguar XE vs. 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia




If you're in the market for a pavement-devouring luxury sedan, it's a good bet you've come across the 2018 Jaguar XE and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Both of these models are right at home on the streets of Schaumburg and at the racetrack. However, it's worth looking closely at each model to make sure they're going to offer enough luxury, performance, and base trim features. Find out which model is better equipped at Jaguar Hoffman Estates.

Upgraded Features

Both Jaguar and Alfa Romeo have excellent reputations as race-ready brands. However, if you're going to spend time in your new performance sedan, you want it to be comfortable. The most luxurious model of the 2018 Jaguar XE model line is the 35t Portfolio Limited Edition, which includes the following high class features:


Unfortunately, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is missing all those features. On top of that, this model starts at $72,000, while the XE 35t Portfolio Limited Edition starts at $56,500. For more luxury and enormous savings, the Jaguar XE is the better option.

Diesel Capability

If you choose the Jaguar XE, you have the option to equip this sedan with a variety of engines. One unique option is a 2.0L turbocharged diesel power plant. This model delivers 180 hp and an enormous 318 lb-ft of torque along with your choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. If you're looking through the Alfa Romeo Giulia's engines for a diesel option, you could be there a while. It can't be equipped with a diesel engine at any trim level. Whether you enjoy the superior fuel economy or the muscular diesel exhaust note, the XE Turbo Diesel engine is a strong choice.

Starting Price

Many drivers will end up choosing the base model of their next luxury sedan, so let's find out how these two vehicles compare in starting price:

  • The 2018 Jaguar XE 25t base trim starts at $35,725 MSRP*.

  • The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia base trim starts at $37,995 MSRP.

That's a difference of over $2,000, and it might be understandable if the XE was lacking in standard features. However, it has an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power adjustable front seats, and a touchscreen infotainment system. Why pay more for the same standard of luxury?

Drive the Winning Luxury Sedan Today

At Jaguar Hoffman Estates, we're proud to unveil the winner of this comparison: the 2018 Jaguar XE! In fact, it's even come out on top against the competitive Acura TLX. Before you visit our showroom at 1051 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates, fill out a financing application to get the ball rolling. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions!

*Price shown is Base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes $995 destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.