2008 Jaguar X-TYPE  -  $35,725

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,725
Base Invoice: $32,570
Destination Charge: $665
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.0L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The compact 2008 Jaguar X-Type is available in two very well-equipped models: the 3.0 sedan and the Sportwagon. Both models are powered by a 227-horsepower 3.0L V6, which is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The engine is tuned for strong mid-range torque, which sees it dash to 60 mph in only 7.1 seconds while also returning 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.

Both models come standard with Jaguar's Traction 4 all-wheel drive system, which provides 60% power to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions, but automatically compensates when the system detects slip in any wheel. Power is put to the ground through a performance-tuned, four-wheel independent suspension and dynamic stability control, traction control, and anti-lock brakes oversee the entire process. Both cars employ power-assisted variable-ratio power steering for high-speed stability without sacrificing maneuverability.

Like its larger Jaguar stablemates, the X-Type gets a full array of air bags, including front seat-mounted side air bags, side-impact curtain bags for all outboard occupants, and a driver's knee-bolster air bag. The Sportwagon includes a vertical cargo net aimed at retaining cargo in an accident.

Both models feature a 70/30 split-fold rear seat, though the Sportwagon is geared for more active customers, with rear seatbacks that easily fold forward to create more cargo space as needed--up to 50 cubic feet. The tailgate features a separately opening rear window for convenience, and the entire tailgate has one of the lowest lift heights available for easy loading. Standard on the Sportwagon is a reverse parking sensor and a 320-watt, ten-speaker Alpine stereo, while the sedan gets a six-speaker system.

Both X-Type models have some interior appearance features that are rare on a vehicle of this size, such as striking Bronze Sapele wood trim, along with plenty of luxury conveniences such as a power moonroof, leather upholstery, ten-way power front seats with driver side memory, and automatic climate control. The sedan wears 16-inch alloy wheels, while the Sportwagon is outfitted with 17-inch alloys.

Two Luxury Packages are available in the sedan, which feature items like leather-trimmed seats with contrasting piping, Burl Walnut veneers, 17-inch Belize or 18-inch Aruba wheels, a wood and leather steering wheel, reverse park control, and a programmable garage door opener. Other notable options across the X-Type range include DVD-based navigation, heated front seats, Bluetooth technology, Sirius satellite radio, and the 320-watt Alpine stereo, which is already standard in the Sportwagon.


Standard all-wheel drive traction; supple ride and handling; luxurious interior appointments.

Model News

For 2008, Jaguar's entry-level luxury car gets a subtle facelift, including a revised mesh grille. On the sedan, rain-sensing windshield wipers become standard, while inside, upgrades include improved standard features like ten-way power seats for both driver and passenger, with driver memory, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The X-type is slated to be discontinued at the end of the 2008 model year.

Value Writeup

The 2008 Jaguar X-Type, the smallest and most affordable Jaguar new model currently available, has standard all-wheel drive and sporty handling, with a nice ride and luxurious interior. The Sportwagon stands out as distinctively different when compared to German-brand competitors.

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
256.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
352.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3000

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)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.5 qts

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
90 ft³

Front Head Room
37.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.5 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
34.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.7 in

106.7 in

Length, Overall
183.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.4 in

Height, Overall
54.8 in

Track Width, Front
59.9 in

Track Width, Rear
60.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Trunk Volume
16 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3516 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.79 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.75 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 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
35.6 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.50 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 0.50 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16 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.

3.0L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Jaguar Traction 4 full-time all-wheel-drive

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Independent MacPherson front suspension w/twin-bearing upper mounting, L-shaped lower control arms, liquid filled bushings, coil springs, gas-charged twin-tube shock absorbers & stabilizer bar

Independent 3-link rear suspension w/coil springs, gas-charged mono-tube dampers & stabilizer bar

P205/55HR16 all-season tires

16" x 6.5" "Antares" cast alloy wheels

Compact spare tire

Variable-ratio pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist

Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof w/one-touch open/close

Bright chrome finish grille surround, trunk lid plinth, bumper blades

Chrome bright mesh grille

Body-color roof moldings

Bright side window trim

Halogen headlamp bulbs-inc: low beam in projector units, high beam w/free- form reflectors

Auto headlamps

Front/rear fog lamps

Heated pwr adjustable door mirrors w/memory

Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer jets

Chrome Jaguar "Leaper" hood ornament

Pwr 8-way front leather bucket seats w/pwr lumbar support, 4-way adjustable head restraints, memory feature

70/30 split-folding rear bench seat w/2-way adjustable headrests

Center console w/stowage, sliding armrest, (2) cupholders

Fold-down rear armrest w/(2) cupholders

Front/rear carpeted footwell rugs

Leather trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio/speed/phone controls

Instrumentation-inc: analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel level & coolant temp

Tire pressure monitoring system

Trip computer w/message center

Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down & anti-trap

Remote keyless entry

Perimeter security system w/central locking & 2-stage unlock

Cruise control

Automatic climate control system w/pollen air filter

Rear window defogger w/timer

120-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, auto volume control

Antenna integrated in rear window

Bluetooth, JaguarVoice, & CD changer pre-wire

Glove box w/lock

Front ashtray w/cigarette lighter

Rear ashtray

Sapele wood trim

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) grab handles at outboard seating positions w/rear coat hooks

Lighting: front/rear interior, front map, front footwell, trunk

Wood-trimmed gear shift knob

Stowage pockets in front seat backs

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist

Driver/front passenger front airbags

Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

Driver knee bolster airbag

Occupancy sensing airbag system-inc: driver position & passenger weight

Height-adjustable front safety belts w/pretensioners

3-point safety belts for all seating positions

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Reflectors in lower front door panels












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