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2005 Jaguar S-Type Overview
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Based on 7 reviews
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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Jaguar S-Type Questions
I Have A Problem When I Accelerate.
My Jag is an automatic. When I accelerate from a complete stop, there is this awful sound and my car is slow to pick up speed. The noise is deep and kind of lous. Once I get past 45-50 miles it acc...
The Box Withtuing The Seats No Open
Fuel Door Will Not Stay Closed
latch inside (not the plastic on the fuel door) will not keep it closed
Coolant Leaking From 2005 Jaguar S Type Changed Heater Control Valve Why Ho...
Steering Wheel Squeaks
My steering wheel squeaks as I drive. I asked for power steering fluid at the auto parts store and they gave me transmission fluid. Is that correct?