Jaguar X-Type Saloon (01-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 30 Apr 2009
3.5
The X-Type is Jaguar's alternative to premium saloons like the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4. However it has never proved as popular as models from the German manufacturers, due in part to a limited engine line-up and the lack of a diesel until 2003.

Jaguar X-Type Saloon (01-10)
Very comfortable and refined, sophisticated image, decent handling
Traditional styling, cramped rear space, limited engine range, some cheap interior trim

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£19,995 - £31,852

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The X-Type is Jaguar's alternative to premium saloons like the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4. However it has never proved as popular as models from the German manufacturers, due in part to a limited engine line-up and the lack of a diesel until 2003. That's not to say the X-Type is a bad car - far from it. Admittedly the styling isn't very modern, both inside and out, but it's exceptionally refined and manages to blend excellent comfort with decent handling. It was facelifted in 2008 with larger bumpers and a more aggressive look along with a few interior tweaks, but it's still a step behind the best upmarket saloons.

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

3 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...

 Fuel consumption is excellent for a car like this.  

4 out of 5

Peter Tomkins ,   15 Aug 2014    ... read more

 Four doors, reasonable boot, parking sensors and reasonable fuel consumption.  

4 out of 5

Lee Hatton ,   14 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Excellent fuel economy for the size, excellent amount of torque for overtaking. Really comfortable on long drives.  

5 out of 5

Ian Chu ,   19 Sep 2013    ... read more

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