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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 20 reviews
2004 Jaguar X-TYPE Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 19 reviews
The Jaguar X-Type sedan receives a few minor updates for this third year of production. New exterior details include redesigned wheels, front bumper and fog lamps. The price of the upper-level 3.0 trim is reduced dramatically, by $3,000. Opting for the Sport Package upgrade will now also bring a premium audio system and 18-inch wheels.
Engine options are once again the same, providing the most notable distinction between the two X-Type trim levels. The base 2.5 sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that delivers 191 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The larger 3.0-liter V6 generates 227 horsepower and 209 pound-feet of torque. Both engines may be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission, but the manual is standard with the smaller engine and a no-cost option with the 3.0-liter. Both models are AWD, weigh between 3,400 and 3,500 pounds, and can reach 60 mph off the line between 7 and 8 seconds. Mixed-driving fuel economy is in the mid-to-high 20s (mpg) with both engines.
Both trims come equipped with the standard fare for entry-level luxury car features, including leather seats, wood trim, keyless entry, automatic climate control, full power accessories, heated mirrors and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Options are plentiful and include a moonroof, power passenger seat, Jaguar's Dynamic Stability Control, a premium audio system and navigation. However, most are assembled into costly option packages like Sport, Weather and Premium.
While most reviewers acknowledge that the X-Type is perhaps the best Jaguar value, with strong selling points like AWD and an under-$30,000 price tag, many have panned the entry-level sedan for its strong resemblance to a Ford product. Buyers often cite the X-Type's XJ-inspired exterior styling as their primary reason for purchase, but other favorite features include the sedan's sporty feel, interior comfort and the extra security of items like all-wheel drive and traction control. Unfortunately, it is difficult to make a strong case for the X-Type with respect to value in its class, since many German and Japanese competitors offer a lower price, better performance and, of course, a better reputation for reliability than Jaguar.
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Jaguar X-TYPE Questions
Where Is Limp Mode Sensor On X Type Jag
where is the limp mode sensor fitted on my car
Jaguar X-type 3.0 Heat Working But Not Cold Air?
I just had my thermostat and coolant reservior replaced. After I got it from the shop, the air worked fine. Now, it is not getting cold, but when I put it on the heat, it works. Please help. I alread...
What To Expect When Check Engine Light Comes On?
Recently bought a used 2004 jaguar xtype, awd 3.0, it has 119,000km. It drove fine for the first month, a day later, after warming it up after work, 3blocks,2turns later, while speeding up to get ont...
My Car's Radiator Cooling Fan Stopped Working. How Does One Check The Cooli...
2004 Jag x type radiator cooling fan stopped working. how does one check the Cooling Fan motor relay to determine if it's not working? please advise. can the relay be tested? Engine light not on. it...