3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Jaguar S-Type (99-07) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,403 - £50,953
Used price £250 - £7,445
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £265 - £580
Insurance group 38 - 46 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Luxurious feel, cosseting ride, excellent diesel engine, storming R version

CONS

Dated image, cramped rear seats, interior lacks sophisticated feel, shallow boot

Jaguar S-Type rivals

Lexus
GS
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by David Ross on

It may not have a German badge on the bonnet, but the S-Type has plenty of strong qualities that make it a realistic alternative to models like the Mercedes E-Class. The rather dated image isn't one of them unfortunately and while it draws upon classic Jag styling cues to help set it apart, the S-Type is unlikely to appeal to younger drivers. There is a thunderous R version, powered by a supercharged V8 engine, but the Jaguar's real strength is long distance comfort.

It's superbly refined and the ride quality is excellent, while it also handles sharply. The styling received a reworking in 2004 and the excellent V6 diesel engine was introduced.

Jaguar S-Type rivals

Lexus
GS
3.5 out of 5 3.5