2003 Jaguar X-TYPE Overview


Looking for a Used X-TYPE in your area?

CarGurus has 651 nationwide X-TYPE listings starting at $1,690.

Average user score
4.4 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews

2003 Jaguar X-TYPE Overview

The Jaguar X-Type sedan with only minimal changes for its second year of production. The price of the entry-level 2.5L model comes down a bit, to attract more potential buyers, and the the upper level 3.0L is further distinguished by exclusive standard features like 17-inch wheels and a CD sound system. Both models now come standard with electro-chromatic mirrors.

In 2003, the X-Type continued as Jaguar's only AWD car, and was also the only model offered with a manual transmission. Two trim levels are available, but each can be enhanced with costly options packages. Both the base 2.5L and the upper level 3.0L come standard with many of the luxury items one would expect from Jaguar, including wood trim, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, keyless entry and steering wheel audio controls. Safety features include ABS, traction control, side airbags and all-wheel drive.

The base engine is a 2.5 liter V-6, making 191 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. This sedan runs from 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds, and earns an EPA rating of 19/28 mpg. The more potent power plant is a 3.0 liter V-6, good for 227 horsepower and 209 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 18/25 mpg, and 0 to 60 can be achieved in about seven seconds. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard with with the 2.5 liter engine, and the 3.0 liter V-6 is paired a five-speed automatic. The manual is a no-cost option with the larger engine.

The X-Type set apart from other Jags by exclusive features like AWD, a manual transmission, and the sub-$30,000 price. That number becomes a distant memory once options are added however. Jaguar has aimed for a younger audience with this new model, and the response has been quite positive. Unfortunately, the engineering cannot match the prestigious XJ-inspired styling, and the X-Type has received abundant criticism for the inclusion of various Ford components. The X-Type offers a safe and sporty ride, but reviewers concur that it cannot match the refinement of the more expensive Jaguar models.


What's your take on the 2003 Jaguar X-TYPE?

  • Report
Have you driven a 2003 Jaguar X-TYPE?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 2003 Jaguar X-TYPEPeople researching a 2003 Jaguar X-TYPE contacted a dealer about


Looking for a Used X-TYPE in your area?

CarGurus has 651 nationwide X-TYPE listings starting at $1,690.

Have questions?   Ask a question

Jaguar X-TYPE Questions

David Farmer


my car will not shift to first gear but it will shift all of the other gears fine

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)

Ac Comes On When Defrost Is Turned On

when I turn on the front and rear defrost the AC automatically kicks on even if it's cold outside

70 views with 6 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

Obd Codes 2003 Jaguar X Type

need codes for p1000/p1638/1338/0332/0118/131... all fuses are blown and i need to find what they are related to?

9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

I've Removed The Lugs Off Right Rear Tire. But It Will Not Come Off... Help...

2,733 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Yellow Light Has Been On A Year, Running Well, Has Only 54 000 Miles

Red light came on last week overnight , very sluggish taking off. Had oil change and fuel injection yesterday. Pulling off is much better but still isn't right. Transmission fluid couldn't be chec...

14 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)