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Jaguar X-Type Saloon review

2001 - 2010 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £19,830 - £31,552
Used prices £336 - £3,892
Road tax cost £200 - £675
Insurance group 29 - 38
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 362 - 671 miles
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Pros & cons


Very comfortable and refined, sophisticated image, decent handling


Traditional styling, cramped rear space, limited engine range, some cheap interior trim

Written by Keith Adams Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.