Jaguar X-Type Estate (04-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 08 Aug 2013
3.5
The five-door version of the X-Type was Jaguar's first ever estate car and thanks to excellent refinement and a good-size boot, it's usefully practical. It may not have the wide range of engines alternatives like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class offer, but does have strong diesels including the excellent 2.

Jaguar X-Type Estate (04-10)
Classy image, very comfortable and refined, decent boot space, good long distance cruiser
Traditional looks have narrow appeal, limited rear seat space, some cheap interior materials

New price range:

£21,165 - £33,050

Used price range:

£1,470 - £14,398

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The five-door version of the X-Type was Jaguar's first ever estate car and thanks to excellent refinement and a good-size boot, it's usefully practical. It may not have the wide range of engines alternatives like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class offer, but does have strong diesels including the excellent 2.2-litre unit. The ride quality is superb and it's well built too, but the rather traditional Jaguar looks mean it's not always a popular choice with younger drivers. In 2008 it was revised with bolder front and rear bumpers, but while it's not a bad car, the X-Type Estate, like the saloon, fails to reach the high benchmark set by the German premium makes.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The great fuel consumption (up to 45mpg on a long trip). The luggage space and fold down seats make this a real luxury work horse.  

5 out of 5

John Bushnell ,   16 Jul 2013    ... read more

 The boot, great for my Golden Retreiver and very practical for trips to the local recycle centre.  

5 out of 5

Ken Thomson ,   08 Jun 2012    ... read more

 Estate is long, but narrow. Split opening tailgate a boon. Also, as it turns out, the 4x4 system really makes a difference in winter.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   04 Aug 2011    ... read more

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