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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
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 354 Ratings for the 2002 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

A very nice comfortable well handling car.

By on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,818

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: "A very smooth and quiet ride."

Cons: "Rather tight fit for tall and/or heavy person."

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

"A very smooth and quiet ride. Good acceleration. Very comfortable. Handles very nicely. Rather tight fit for tall and/or heavy person. Not a lot of hip room or leg room; perfect for smaller person."

positive; handling and front seat comfort

By on Thursday, September 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"proven excellent in recovering from snow induced skids rear seat unsatisfactory for anyone except children and very short adults. Two mechanical problems; right oil seal leak and broken left strut spring."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

ABSOLUTELY! a fun car!!

By on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfortable, classy, eye turner"

Cons: "somewhat rough ride due to the stiff suspension"

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

"Beautiful Car. Purchased used (one owner) in 2008. Almost didn't due to the reviews, THEN, found out Ford changed most of the assembly process after 2003 ending the "reliability problems". I have put 50,000 mi on this car and my only repair expenses have been a battery and brakes. This has proven to be one of the most fun vehicles I've owned and the most reliable besides, @70MPH on cruise control on the highway this little pup gets 31 MPG!!......Yeah.....really!! Only dislike is the somewhat rough ride of the "sport" pkg. It really is like a Sports Car."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Sunday, September 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Love to drive it"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Good mileage, 27 Hwy, city 19 Great handling very nice interior, Sharp Looking, no dents or scratches"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

The best vehicle for me!

By on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

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: "Love to open the sunroof for some run."

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

"This car fit me perfectly. Love the design and dependability. Good quality car. Great gas mileage. I got as much as 30 mpg on my trip to AZ. I've had this car almost 10 years and I can't see me not getting another quality car."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

It was great while it lasted.

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,575

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: "Great Handling, comfortable, fun to drive"

Cons: "costly to maintain"

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

"I bought my Jaguar new in 2002 and drove it for 12 years. Mechanically the only major problem I encountered was having to change the transaxle at 81,000 miles. This car was by far the best car I have ever driven in the snow. The quality of the car was as expected (I have owned Jaguars in the past and am aware of their improving quality since Ford purchased them) From the standpoint of comfort and amenities, this early 2000 car (Mid 30K) had a lot of little things that made it stand out. Besides being beautifully styled, it had automatic temperature control, single touch windows, rain sensing windshield wipers, xenon headlamps, great handling, a 5 speed transmission. Self dimming rear view mirror and all wheel drive. I am sorry to see this car get old and am not excited to be rid of it. I intend to buy Jaguars in the future."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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