2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R Overview


Looking for a Used S-TYPE R in your area?

CarGurus has 31 nationwide S-TYPE R listings starting at $6,495.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



4 Dr 4.2-Liter R V8
4 Dr Supercharged Sedan
Avg. Price: $10,396

Jaguar S-TYPE R Experts

#1 355282
Reputation 150
Reputation 110
#3 SimonT
Reputation 80
View All

Have you driven a 2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

55 stars

Based on 2 reviews

Glad I Made The Purchase by pamlutz
 — Very responsive, great handling and the braking is unbelievable! Fun to drive and comfortable, even on long drives. Well appointed interior. This car has held up very well and certainly doesn't look ... Read More
Fast! by Graham
 — Tested this out in Edinburgh in 2005. Very comfortable, and very well made. Great sat nav, and very strong brakes! Read More

2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R Overview

Overall User Score

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars55

Based on 2 reviews

2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R

Launched in 1999, the Jaguar S-Type falls in between the X-Type and XJ sedans. In 2005, the S-Type received a mild refreshing with a revised interior, a retuned suspension, and the addition of the great ZF six-speed transmission as standard on all models.

The high-performance trim line - designated "R" - boasts a supercharged 4.2-liter V8 that spins out 400-hp and a sports configured suspension laced up with big Brembo brakes. The supercharger offers immediate response, linear power, and what feels like limitless torque. When the supercharger sings, this almost 2-ton beauty can flash from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds and reach an electronically governed 155 mph.

The ZF six-speed, considered by some as the best automatic out there - used on the new BMW 7 Series - adapts to the driving conditions. In sport mode, it holds the gear for corners and hills and stays in fifth until it senses a steady state for 30 seconds. Power flows through this silky smooth transmission to Jaguar's unique Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) that uses electronic control systems dynamically to tune the suspension in accordance with the driving conditions. You get it all: dampening when the road gets rough, firmness through the corners with sensitivity to changing road conditions. The R comes with ABS and Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, and traction control. It even has an aluminum hood to improve the car's weight distribution.

Rich leather, stitched upholstery wraps the passengers in close, luxurious comfort. Warm birds-eyed maple veneer or aluminum trim tastefully completes the interior. The R offers tighter front seating with increased bolstering to hold the occupants in on those twisty roads. The rear seats 60/40 split fold down to increase cargo space.

With the whine of the supercharger, the sinuous body styling, the close, well-appointed cockpit, and the masterful command of the road - Jaguar lives on!


What's your take on the 2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R?

Edward Cyran
  • Report

People researching a 2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2005 Jaguar S-TYPE R 4 Dr 4.2-Liter R V8
Jaguar S-TYPE R
41% of the time
Jaguar XJ-Series
19% of the time
Jaguar S-TYPE
19% of the time
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
13% of the time
Looking for a Used S-TYPE R in your area?
CarGurus has 31 nationwide S-TYPE R listings starting at $6,495.

Jaguar S-TYPE R Questions


Thown Into Limp Mode On Highway Last Night Help!

Hey all, I am new to the Jag community coming from a Porshe and an Infinit FX45. I recently bought an 05 black SType R and had a serious issue last night. Crusing home on the highway going about 70...

8,926 views with 16 answers (last answer 9 months ago)