Complete Jaguar X-type lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2004 Jaguar X-Type Estate - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2003 - 2009 Jaguar X-type Station wagonX-Type Estate5 Trims 130 to 231 Hp 2001 Jaguar X-type (X400) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2001 - 2009 Jaguar X-type SedanX-type (X400)8 Trims 130 to 231 Hp

The Jaguar X-Type is a compact executive car produced and sold by the British luxury car manufacturer from 2001 to 2009. Much has been said (both positively and negatively) about this overlooked automobile. The Jaguar X-Type is a compact executive automobile that takes on rivals in the category of the BMW 3-series. The X-Type was produced when Jaguar was a subsidiary of Ford's Premier Automotive Group (PAG), and it launched the British automaker into the lucrative compact executive market.

History of the Jaguar X-Type

At the 1998 British Motor Show, Jaguar revealed its first mid-size saloon in over two decades, and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. The newest Jaguar S-Type, a mid-size saloon built on the now-iconic S-type Mk2 platform with an expanded and restyled rear end, was misleadingly titled after the preceding model, the S-Type. The new X200 S-Type models, however, took cues from the Mk2. The automotive media couldn't quite get behind the aesthetics developed by the late Geoff Lawson and his crew at Whitley, but the general populace was captivated. The late '90s were a time when nostalgia was in style. It just so happened that Rover had planned the debut of the Rover 75 for the same day. Even after substantial engineering development, a new wheelbase and track, body style, and rigorous testing, the X-Type was frequently regarded as a "reshelled Ford Mondeo," despite its significance to Jaguar and Ford's Premier Automotive Group. Development of the four-door saloon and the five-door estate ceased in July 2009, having begun in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Front-wheel drive and a 2.1L gasoline or 2.0L turbodiesel engine were planned for the X-Type's eventual release. Jaguar Land Rover revealed in July 2009 that X-Type production would end by the year's end.


In 2009, Jaguar Cars retailed the Jaguar X-Type with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $36,000 ($49,698 in 2022) for the saloon model, rising to $40,000 ($55,220 in 2022) for the wagon version.

Features of the Jaguar X-Type

Exterior Features

Specifically, in profile, the 2008 Jaguar X-Type resembles the bulkier XJ. Jaguar's goal was to make this automobile seem worth twice as much as it does, and with each update, they've gotten closer to that goal. Even with updated external trim and new wheels, the back half of the vehicle still appears more like a Ford than a Jaguar.

Interior Features

High-end components were used throughout the interior, creating a plush space with features like leather-wrapped front bucket seats, automatic air conditioning, and a premium sound system. Though it was designed for four adults, the X-Type compact design left even the driver with little headroom.

Specs and Performance of the Jaguar X-Type

Ford's 3.0L V6 is a Duratec and is highly adequate for a family car like the 2017 Fusion, but it roars aggressively at high revs. The engine provides ample horsepower at all rpms and gets respectable gas mileage, especially considering the larger overall mass that the all-wheel drive system adds. The 3.0L V6 generates 234 hp (172 kW) at 6,800 rpm and 206 lb-ft (279 Nm) at 3,000 rpm. The X-Type accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 kph) in 7.5 seconds, with a staggering top speed of 144 mph (232 kph). Additionally, the X-Type has a 5-speed Jatco FPD automatic transmission that is very suitable for its AWD drivetrain. Dimension-wise, the Jaguar X-Type saloon measures 4,716 mm (185.7 in) long, 2,000 mm (78.7 in) wide, and 1,430 mm (56.3 in) high, with a curb weight of 3,516 lbs (1,595 kg).

Release Date

The Jaguar X-Type was released by Jaguar Cars from 2001 to 2009. It received a minor facelift in 2008 and was discontinued in 2009 to make way for the Jaguar XE.