New standard features include a tire pressure monitoring system, ten-way power seats, memory driver's seat, rain-sensing wipers, electrochromic rearview mirror, automatic headlights and a trip computer.
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.
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 reserved 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 2008 with the same exterior and interior, as well as the same V6 powerplant and all-wheel-drive layout. Available in
wagon forms, the
2008 Jaguar 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.
Pros: "Every feature is just how I would plan it."
Cons: "Take care not to scratch thin dashboard leather."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have driven this car almost every day since purchasing it as a used car nearly three years ago. It has performed admirably in both sub-zero (down to minus 30 degrees, not counting the wind chill factor) and stiffling heat (+110) conditions, and even though it always was parked outside, it always started on the first attempt.
This model does not have the horsepower of my old Jensen Healey, but it is more than adequate for regular driving needs. The steering is immediately responsive and concise, and thanks to the all-wheel drive, I can safely drive even in deep snow where large SUVs are fishtailing.
It has extremely comfortable seating with many different adjustments available.
I have no concerns or complaints about anything involving the maintenance, performance, or reliability of this great car. I only wish they still made this model."
Cons: "A BIT MORE LEG ROOM IN BACK WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I own this car and purchased it new. It is beautiful, drives like a dream especially in the mountains of W VA and VA. is service regularly with synthetic oil, has 1 set of new tires (Michelin still great), 1 set of brakes & pads. You get amazing comments (which is nice), car is detailed and waxed 2 x year. I would not sell for the suggested price on KBB not enough but close. I would not sell if I could not find another Jag I loved as much.
WONDERFUL AUTOMOBILE FOR A SINGLE FEMALE."