The second-fastest Jaguar XE is full of surprises.

Jaguar is experiencing a renaissance. The incredible F-Type coupe, amazing F-Pace SUV, new subcompact E-Pace soft-roader, and forward-thinking all-electric I-Pace are all examples of a heart that's beating strong. Don't forget about the XE, though, Jaguar's compact luxury sport sedan that quietly anchors the brand's sedan lineup. 

I recently spent time with a 2018 Jaguar XE S AWD and discovered this compact rocket is anything but forgettable. With 380 horsepower on top and available at all four corners, the XE S is always ready to – forgive me – pounce. But there's a lot more to this car than power and performance. Here are 10 things you really need to know about it.

More to know about the Jaguar XE

Photo by: John Neff