2004 Jaguar X-Type Overview


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Based on 18 reviews

Highly Recommended - Still (1/21/2013)!!! by 2004XType
 — Pros & cons says it all. Favorite of all I've owned - including my '69 Mustang with mock hood scoop & vinyl top that I ran for 120k miles! AWD feature is what got my attention - looks, condition of ca... Read More
Jaguar X-type by Russell
 — Best car i've ever owned. Would have another one tomorrow. Huge boot, lovely to drive, really comfortable and effortless. Not too expensive to run and was exceptionally relaible for the 120000 miles ... Read More
Brilliant! by Vlad
 — It is an absolutely gorgeous car, it comes equipped with everything anyone would want. Def a head-turner, but do get it in black - pearl black if you can - with big rims, it's a stunner. very good per... Read More

2004 Jaguar X-Type Overview

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2004 Jaguar X-Type

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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