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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Jaguar X-Type Saloon (01-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Very comfortable and refined, sophisticated image, decent handling

CONS

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

At a glance

New price £19,830 - £31,552
Used price £180 - £4,485
Fuel economy 27 - 50 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £555
Insurance group 29 - 38 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Very comfortable and refined, sophisticated image, decent handling

CONS

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

Jaguar X-Type Saloon rivals

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.

Jaguar X-Type Saloon rivals

Other Jaguar X-Type (2001 - 2010) models: