Jaguar X-Type Estate Review

Jaguar X-TYPE Estate
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Jaguar X-TYPE Review

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The interior design complements the Jaguar X-TYPE Estate's exterior elegance with a beautifully crafted cabin.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior design complements the Jaguar X-TYPE Estate's exterior elegance with a beautifully crafted cabin.

Jaguar have obviously targeted the younger buyer with the Sport Premium variation of the X-TYPE Estate. Our test car featured leather sports seats with Alcantara inserts which stop you sliding in the seat as you explore the handling potential of your Jaguar. The dashboard is trimmed with carbon fibre effect trim which is our preferred choice over wood.

Infotainment
Jaguar X-TYPE

Our test car was fitted with the Jaguar Alpine premium sound system with 10 speakers and active sub-woofer, single slot CD player/AM/FM radio (£640 option) and CD autochanger (£355 option).

Via the colour TFT screen you can optimise the sound balance for specific seating positions, via four zones inside the car: front-left, front-right, rear, and all. We cannot comment on the standard system but we were more than impressed with this set up.

Our test car was fitted with the optional (£2000) European DVD Satellite Navigation System with a touch screen, no need to fiddle with a remote control or dial - simply touch and navigate. Jaguar's system does allow you to use UK post codes, which not only speeds up destination entry but is also extremely accurate. The climate control and audio controls are also accessed via the touch screen display, which was easy to operate once you get used to it.

A TV tuner with teletext is an extra £500 and is only available with the Navigation system.

Rivals
  • Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
What We Liked
  • Sure footed four wheel drive estate
  • Driving appeal
  • Kudos
  • Exterior / Interior styling
  • Performance
  • Xenon headlamps
  • Load capacity
What We Disliked
  • Not having a foot rest for the left foot, even on manual cars we like to wedge ourselves in.
  • The drivers seating position is too high
What We'd Like To See
  • One on our driveway
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Jaguar X-TYPE Road Test Data
Model ReviewedJaguar X-TYPE Estate
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourPlatinum Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 144 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban19 mpg
Extra Urban36.4 mpg
Combined27.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group16
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Price (when tested on the 03/03/05)£ 28,970

The information contained within this Jaguar X-TYPE review may have changed since publication on the 3 March 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Jaguar dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2018