2005 Jaguar S-TYPE Overview


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4.65 stars

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Considering The Cost Of Repairs It's Still A Fun Car To Drive. by Alejandro
 — Vehicle appearance interior wise is 2nd to none. The english love to put luxury in their vehicles. The quality and craftsmanship and attention to detail make this vehicle rate 4 stars. Performance wis... Read More
This Is An Amazing Car And Still Turns Heads. by Antonius808
 — I Like the way it has just enough luxury items to make you fell pampered but too much to seem complicated. When fueling you must be careful because if you don't secure the cap properly the check engi... Read More
Worth Every Penny by Mathew
 — handles nice even when governed out, great performance two hundred and thirty horse power from a v6, smooth(even at 210 km/h), not many around where I live, best car I have ever owned, worth every pen... Read More

2005 Jaguar S-TYPE Overview

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2005 Jaguar S-TYPE

The 2005 model year brings the only significant exterior styling changes in the S-Type's short history.  Alterations include new taillights, an all-aluminum hood, a face-lifted front fascia.  Inside, the S-Type sedan has a new bronze trim finish and redesigned instrumentation.  New packages include Aluminum Trim for both models, and a Vanden Plas upgrade for the V-8, which includes burled walnut, premium leather and special wheels.  The Sport Package is also continued.

Despite a variety of available upgrades and the availability of the R-Style sedan, the S-Type continues with only two distinct trim levels.  The sedan is available with a 3.0 liter V-6 or a 4.2 liter V-8.  The V-8 models also adds several additional features.  Options on both models include the aforementioned Sport and Aluminum upgrades, a navigation system, CD Changer, and the CATS suspension system.

The 3.0 liter V-6 will provide 235 horsepower and 216 pound-feet of torque, sending the 3800 pound sedan from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds.  A six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission is available with this engine. The 4.2 liter V-8 generates 293 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and can only be teamed with the six-speed automatic transmission.  The 0 to 60 mph time is just 6.2 seconds with this engine, and fuel economy is estimated at 17/26 mpg.

The S-Type has been generally well-reviewed since a series on much-needed mechanical and electrical updates in 2003.  Some issues remain, like fuel economy, features reliability (cruise control, garage door opener), some Ford-like components, and service/parts/routine maintenance costs.  The S-Type has been consistently praised for the overall driving experience.  Handling, responsiveness, and engine power are all top features among owners.


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