Saloon Cars: Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series vs Jaguar XE
Even with the surge in demand for SUVs, there will always be a market for saloon cars. In particular, the premium saloon market remains strong with a wide range of saloon cars to choose from. That said, here are three of the best saloon cars to choose from. But which one comes out on top?
Jaguar XE Saloon
The Jaguar XE is a compact saloon car with an attractive exterior and luxury interior. As expected, this model has the high quality, luxurious feel of any Jaguar car. The XE is Jaguar’s smallest saloon in the range, offering intense power and high performance. This saloon car is enhanced by advanced driving technologies and features. If budget is a big consideration for you, the XE is the most affordable of these saloon cars, with pricing starting from £29,660.
As for engine options, the Jaguar XE saloon has a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines to choose from, including new diesel engines with mild hybrid technology (MHEV) for greater efficiency. Also, standard features across all the XE range include a 3D surround camera, 18-inch wheels and the latest 'Pivi Pro' infotainment system, just to mention a few. As with all Jaguar models, XE cars come with the standard three-year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.
BMW 3 Series Saloon
This executive saloon car has a sporty feel and powerful posture, appealing to many car enthusiasts as the ultimate driver’s car. In terms of performance, we think the BMW 3 Series comes out on top, although the A4 and XE both still remain powerful saloons. Furthermore, the interior space of the 3 series saloon car is generously wide, and it has a boot space of 480 litres. This is slightly bigger than the Audi A4 and Jaguar XE, although they’re still closely matched.
As for the infotainment system, it's clear that advanced technology has been incorporated into the design of this car. Now in its seventh generation, standard kit on every new BMW 3 series saloon includes, a reversing camera, BMW’s reversing assistant, an 8.8-inch screen infotainment system with DAB radio and automatic cruise control, just to mention a few.
Audi A4 Saloon
An Audi A4 lease is a brilliant choice for an economical, mid-size executive car. GB Vehicle Leasing think the Audi A4 saloon offers the best ride comfort of these saloon cars thanks to the outstanding interior quality and smooth-running drive. The latest A4 saloon car features styling updates, plus efficiency improvements. Arguably, this is one of the best Audi models available!
Furthermore, this smart-looking saloon has a range of trim levels available to choose from. In particular, the S Line trim level is popular due to its sportier looks and a lowered sports suspension system. The Audi A4 saloon offers the perfect blend of comfort and tech, as well as an appealing design. As for the boot space, this saloon has a 460-litre boot capacity which is only slightly less than the BMW 3 Series. Although in turn, the starting price for the Audi A4 saloon is marginally cheaper than the 3 series.
With a wide variety of saloons available on the market, it can be a difficult decision to choose your favourite saloon car. However, considering all we know about these three saloons, we feel the BMW 3 Series saloon comes out on top. Although, whichever of these saloon cars you opt for, we're sure you'll be impressed. So, which one would you choose to lease?