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2007 Jaguar X-Type

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2007 Jaguar X-Type Review

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The X-Type has never quite lived up to Jaguar's expectations, at least not in the U.S. Designed to go head-to-head with the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, the X-Type has not had success bringing younger buyers into the Jaguar fold, at least partially due to its somewhat stoic styling, lofty price tag and middle-of-the-road performance. While both the Audi and BMW have undergone complete updates since the X-Type's introduction, the current model soldiers on for 2007 wearing the same exterior and interior, as well as the same V6 powerplant and all-wheel-drive layout. Available in sedan and wagon forms, the X-Type may not be the ultimate sport sedan, but it can provide a bit of Coventry style and flair at a price most social climbers will find agreeable.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a compact premium luxury sedan with all-wheel drive, a lavish interior and a price that's a relative bargain, the X-Type should make your shopping list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you are bigger than average, the X-Type's narrow seats may feel somewhat cozy, and some people might find the interior to be too old-fashioned for such an apparently youth-oriented vehicle.

What's New for 2007

New standard features include Dynamic Stability Control, a power moonroof and split-folding rear seats on sedan models. The 3.0 wagon receives Reverse Park Control and 17-inch Bermuda-style alloy wheels.

Driving the X-Type

Driving Impressions The X-Type's 3.0-liter V6 is both robust and efficient, but it lacks the refinement expected of such a high-end nameplate. With the loss of the manual transmission option, enthusiasts must...

rely on the awkward but traditional Jaguar J-gated automatic to change gears. Left to its own devices, the automatic works fine, providing seamless shifts and smooth operation at all speeds.

On the road, the X-Type exhibits a stable and controlled ride. The suspension is tight, capable and every bit a contender in this all-star league. Cornering has very little body roll, the steering is responsive and direct and the overall behavior is competent, controlled, sure and refined.

"Leaper" Hood Ornament
No matter what car it's attached to, the classic Jaguar "leaper" hood ornament brings a smile to our faces.

Appreciable Standard Features
Standard all-wheel drive and a V6 engine for less than $35,000 are good deals in this field.

2007 Jaguar X-Type Details
2007 Jaguar X-Type photo Interior

The X-Type's seats, door panels and headliner are all beautifully put together; the fine leathers and elegant stitch patterns on the seat faces are truly lovely. The dash, on the other hand, has the outline of a Jaguar's panel, but the gauges, climate controls and audio controls just don't look or feel like they belong in a car of this distinction. The rich wood applique only serves to highlight the flat black plastic faceplates. Rear-seat legroom is snug, as it is in the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, and the front seats are narrow.

Exterior
2007 Jaguar X-Type photo

The X-Type partially resembles the full-size XJ, especially when viewed from the front. Jaguar wanted to make this car look like it costs twice as much as it does and, with continued improvements, it's getting closer to a more refined Jaguar appearance. Still, the rear quarter looks more Ford than Jaguar (Ford, after all, owns Jaguar), although upgrades to the exterior trim and new wheels help minimize this effect.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The X-Type includes a 3.0-liter V6, all-wheel drive, J-gated five-speed automatic transmission, automatic air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control, power moonroof, 120-watt AM/FM stereo with CD, front and rear head-curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, a front-knee airbag, eight-way power driver's seat, leather seats, tilt/telescopic steering wheel and 16-inch cast alloy wheels. Wagon models include Reverse Park Control, 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, driver's seat memory and a Premium Sound system.

Optional Equipment

Options include heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers (sedan), ten-way power driver's and passenger's seats with power-adjustable lumbar support, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, 18-inch wheels and tires, Alpine premium audio, Luxury package, Reverse Park Control (sedan) and DVD-based navigation system.

Under the Hood

The 3.0-liter V6 is Ford's Duratec, and it's a more-than-capable engine for a family sedan such as the new Fusion, but it roars loudly at full throttle and feels out of place in a Jaguar. The engine does deliver its power generously at all speeds, and its fuel economy is decent, particularly considering the extra burden the added weight of the all-wheel-drive system imposes.

3.0-liter V6
227 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
206 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/24 (Sedan), 18/24 (Wagon)

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2007 Jaguar X-Type Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 345 Ratings for the 2002 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Been a great car!

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 195,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great car!"

Cons: "Not made anymore...."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Getting ready for another car, but quick notes about this Jag: It is about to turn over 200k; I have replaced front brake discs, battery, one belt pulley, mass air flow valve 2x, three sets of tires, serviced regularly. I have been driving it for almost ten years. Needs an O2 sensor and a/c work at this point, but the vehicle has served me well and I would definitely purchase another Jaguar."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Nice looking, but cheaply made

By on Sunday, July 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Looks (interior, exterior)"

Cons: "Materials used to build it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I was attracted to this vehicle because of it elegant interior design and body looks. I bought it as a Certified-Pre-Owned vehicle at a reasonable price. The fact that it was a Jaguar was also a factor in my decision. After owning this car for 10 years, I'm somewhat disappointed. It appears to be made of cheap materials as over the years some of its interior and paint have deteriorated at a faster pace than any other car I've ever owned. Being a Jaguar, I expected it to be better built."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned, gets excellent mileage.

By on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Again, I love it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Still looks beautiful, I will keep it till I die. Wish they still made the XType, excellent drive in snow or ice. Best brake I ever saw in any car."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L

By on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive. Quiet."

Cons: "Only one cup holder?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought it used at one year old ~13K. Has been an excellent car. Awesome in the snow. Not garaged since 2004. Runs great. Replaced 4 door speakers. Maintenance only required oil changes and tires. Wish Jaguar still made them. I'd buy another......"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very Good condition. Needs some minor repairs.

By on Sunday, April 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Sweet driving & looking!"

Cons: "Needs very minor work."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have taken it to the Jaguar Dealer every 10,000 miles and ensured that it is well-maintained. Runs good and the interior is really nice. Has a sunroof, CD Player, and nice speaker system."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Beautiful Problem Free Jaguar

By on Friday, April 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Beautiful navy blue with tan interior Have done all regular maintenance and repairs on a timely basis. I have all receipts from where they were done and warranties for 3 years/36,000 miles. New tires bought January 2013, which includes lifetime tire rotation & 6 month Wheel alignment The only thing is very recently broke back right taillight. Otherwise excellent condition."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

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