Used 2008 Jaguar X‑Type Sedan
Jaguar X‑Type Sedan
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2008 Jaguar X-Type KBB Expert Review
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 sedan and 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.
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 2008 Jaguar X-Type should make your shopping list.
You May Not Like This Car If...
For those who are rather larger than average folks, 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, and relatively, youth-oriented vehicle.
What's New for 2008
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.
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 around $35,000 are good deals in this field.
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.
The 2008 Jaguar 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 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, ten-way power driver's and passenger's seats, rain-sensing wipers, driver's seat memory, leather seats, tilt/telescopic steering wheel and 16-inch cast-alloy wheels. Wagon models include Reverse Park Control, 17-inch wheels and a Premium Sound system.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options include heated front seats, 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.
227 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
206 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22
The 2008 Jaguar X-Type's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts just under $36,000, while the wagon is around $40,000. The Aruba Luxury package adds about $2,400 to the price and includes leather seats with contrasting piping, burl wood trim, 18-inch wheels, Reverse Park Control (sedan) and several other features. Before you set out to purchase, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid for the X-Type in your area. As for resale value, the X-Type is not expected to hold up as well as its rivals, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G35.
Jaguar X-Type Consumer Reviews
October 12, 2018
Very very nice car runs like its brand new.
Great car fun car must have ride take it for ride never come back
October 08, 2018
Most misunderstood car ever
I bought this car new and cannot bring myself to part with it. Yes, service is a bit expensive..but if you don't trash your things,...
January 20, 2018
Very enjoyable to drive and gets great comments!
I bought my 2003 Jaguar X-Type in 2010. The X-Type is very fun to drive and I receive many compliments on the vehicle. People stop me in...
October 23, 2017
One owner purchased new always garaged
April 01, 2016
This car has been good to me , ,
I use Mobil 1 synthetic oil , 100,000 service completed, value gaskets replace , rear main seal replace ,brakes and rotors replaced
December 09, 2015
8 years and 112,000 miles later...my thoughts
I have owned my 2007 X-type since new, Oct 2006, and it now has 112000 miles and 8 years of relatively aggressive driving in the four...
September 21, 2015
2nd best vehicle
August 30, 2015
I have owned this 2004 Jaguar for nearly 7 years, and love this car! It's an awesome sports sedan and has AWD as well! It's fun to...
June 24, 2015
Love love love my jaguar
Need to sell as we have 2 vehicles and hubby can no longer drive This is a 5-speed and fun to drive. It has get-up-and-go!
May 27, 2015
selling a 2002 Jaguar x type
My car has been used only to work and it has very good mileage. I have another car and don't need this one but I am not going to let it...