All Jaguar saloon models have a two-letter name starting with an ‘X’, and the second letter indicates the model’s size – the earlier the letter comes in the alphabet, the smaller the car. The XE is, therefore, smaller than the XF. It’s about 4.7 metres (15.4 feet) long, which is about the same size as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. The XF is about 5.0 metres (16.4 feet) long, making it roughly the same size as the Mercedes E-Class and Volvo S90.
The XE and XF share the distinctive, athletic look of all Jaguars and, in some ways, the two look quite similar, especially from the front. It’s easier to tell them apart if you’re looking at their back ends because the XF’s boot extends further beyond the back wheels. There’s also an estate version of the XF, called XF Sportbrake, which adds a longer roof to create a bigger, more versatile boot.
Both cars have been upgraded since 2015 with new features and design changes inside and out. The XE had a major update in 2019, with new exterior lights and bumpers and a much more modern look for the interior. The XF received similar changes in 2020.