2008 Jaguar S-TYPE  -  $49,000

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $49,000
Base Invoice: $44,650
Destination Charge: $665
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 3.0
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 3.0
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.0L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

The Jaguar S-Type enters its last year of production--it will be replaced by the long anticipated XF model for 2009--with new front-end styling for the 3.0 and 4.2 models, borrowed from the sporty S-Type R. The standard wheel design on all three S-Type models has been upgraded. Also, in the S-Type R, new Satin Mahogany veneers replace the gray-stained Birdseye Maple gloss veneers.

The last 750 3.0 and 4.2 models will carry a "Satin Edition" distinction, with matte Satin Mahogany wood veneer trim, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a chrome- and leather-trimmed shift knob. Only five colors will be available: Ebony, Liquid Silver, Lunar Grey, Radiance, and Porcelain, with two different interior combinations.


Distinctive styling; high-quality interior materials; ride comfort; acceleration (R model).

Model Highlights

The Jaguar S-Type is available in three different models for 2008. The S-Type 3.0 has a 3.0L V6 engine making 235 horsepower; the S-Type 4.2 has a 300-horsepower 4.2L V8; and the high-performance S-Type R gets a supercharged version of the 4.2L making 400 horsepower. All three models have a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

All three models have strong acceleration. The 3.0 can dash from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, while the 4.2 takes 6.2 seconds and the R can make it in an especially frisky 5.3 seconds. They're electronically limited to a 121-mph top speed.

The S-Type's standard suspension uses aluminum extensively and is designed for sporty handling, stability, and a smooth ride. The S-Type R comes with the eCATS suspension system, which provides stiff body control to handle the extra power yet doesn't sacrifice ride quality. The system can change the damper settings from soft to firm in milliseconds to provide crisp handling when it's needed; otherwise they follow a softer setting for comfort.

The S-Type R also gets higher-capacity performance brakes, plus big 19-inch Z-rated tires. Visually, the R has stainless steel exhaust tips, a rear spoiler, and Satin Mahogany interior trim, along with performance sport seats and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob.

The S-Type brings all the safety features that are expected of a car in this price range. Along with front-passenger side air bags and full-length side-curtain air bags, the S-Type also comes with dynamic stability control (DSC) and anti-lock brakes with emergency brake assist (EBA).

Inside, all S-Types feature soft-grain leather-trimmed seating throughout, and on all models but the R, rear-seat passengers get a roomy contoured backrest that is split 60/40 and folds forward to provide access to the trunk area and expand storage space when desired.

The 3.0 model comes very well equipped as a luxury car, but the 4.2 steps up to a number of additional features such as five-spoke alloy wheels, a navigation system, xenon headlamps, heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-free features, and a 320-watt Alpine premium sound system with six-disc changer.

Standout options on the S-Type include adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set following distance from the car ahead, and the navigation and Bluetooth systems on V6 models.

Value Writeup

The mid-size 2008 Jaguar S-Type luxury sedan offers a different look and feel than most luxury sedans in its size and price range, with distinctive wood veneers inside and styling throughout that follows its British heritage. Jaguar is also adding value in the S-Type's last year by outfitting the final lot of 3.0 and 4.2 models with a significant interior upgrade. Meanwhile, the S-Type R stands out for its performance numbers alone, yet its overall package doesn't sacrifice usability in the name of sportiness.

Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
478.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
216 @ 4100

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
98 ft³

Front Head Room
38.6 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
37.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.7 in

114.5 in

Length, Overall
193.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.6 in

Height, Overall
57.0 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in

Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3760 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.26 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 0.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.4 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Frontal Driver
Not Rated

Frontal Passenger
Not Rated

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.0L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Rear wheel drive

Dynamic stability control (DSC) w/electronic traction control

4-wheel independent suspension

P245/40HR18 all-season tires

18" x 8" "Triton" alloy wheels

Compact spare tire

Speed-sensitive, variable-ratio pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/rear disc brakes w/single-piston calipers

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/emergency brake assist (EBA)

One-touch open/close pwr tilt/slide glass moonroof

Bright bumper blades & grille surround

Body-colored 5 mph bumpers

Bright mesh grille insert & trunk plinth

Bright window surrounds

Electrochromic heated pwr adjustable mirrors w/memory

Bright mirror caps

Automatic on/off halogen headlamps

Rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers

Pwr 16-way driver/12-way passenger heated front bucket seats w/driver memory

Soft-grain leather seat trim w/piping

60/40 split fold-down leather rear seat

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Wood/leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/memory

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Trip computer w/message center

Outside temp indicator

Reverse park control

Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down feature for all windows

Automatic drive-away locking

Cruise control

Security system w/(4) button remote control & panic button feature

HomeLink garage door/entry gate opener

Automatic dual-zone climate control system w/pollen air filter

Heated rear window

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: 140-watt sound system

Pre-wiring for CD changer & Bluetooth

Burl walnut veneer trim

Front/rear cupholders

Driver/front passenger sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Wooden gearshift knob

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/emergency brake assist (EBA)

Driver/front passenger front airbags

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

3-point safety belts w/pretensioners for all seating positions

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH child seat anchorages & tethers

Emergency interior trunk release

Dynamic stability control (DSC) w/electronic traction control








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