Should I Buy a Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Used BMW 3 Series, Used Audi A4 or Used Jaguar XE?
The premium compact executive class is dominated by these four champions, and in this blog article, the Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Jaguar XE will battle it out.
The key characteristics that models of this class must offer include comfort, an enjoyable driving experience, a luxurious and well-equipped interior and practicality. Each of these four cars excel in different areas, and here, we have compared them to help you choose which one is right for you.
Each car has a slightly different style, but with its sleek, streamlined nature, we’re giving the point to the Jaguar XE. Admittedly though, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so you may disagree.
All of the models have excellent infotainment systems, although BMW’s iDrive is arguably the best due to its clean, carefully-considered design. The cabin of the Audi A4 feels very well made and comfortable, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class provides a touch of class with little details such as the smallest switches being made of high-quality materials.
If practicality is important to you, the wise choice would be the Audi A4. The 480-litre boot is well-shaped for easy loading and unloading and it offers the most space of the four for rear passengers. The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class also boast a 480-litre boot capacity, but the Jaguar XE falls behind with only 455 litres to offer. The 3-Series claims second place for passenger space, as headroom is limited with the others.
On the right road, the BMW 3 Series is incredibly fun and offers the best handling, closely followed by the Jaguar XE, which is highly responsive, albeit, noisier than rivals. Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class take a less sporty approach, focusing more on comfort and refinement.
If you are looking for a used compact executive car, it is hard to be disappointed by any of these options, but if you prioritise driving enjoyment and tech, choose a used BMW 3 Series. For comfort, refinement and practicality, a used Audi A4 is ideal, for the sporty and style conscious, a used Jaguar XE is a great fit and for a car that oozes class and provides sheer comfort, choose a used Mercedes-Benz C-Class.