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.
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.