The Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon was introduced in 2005, as a more versatile companion to Jaguar's entry-level sedan. Both variants are built upon the Ford Mondeo platform, using a minimal...
The Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon was introduced in 2005, as a more versatile companion to Jaguar's entry-level sedan. Both variants are built upon the Ford Mondeo platform, using a minimal amount of genuine Jaguar materials. The X-Type is offered for more than $20,000 less than most other Jaguar models, and competes directly with compact imports like the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class.
The Sportwagon costs about $3000 more than the sedan, but a few additional features and conveniences are added. Standard items on the Sportwagon include leather seating, wood trim, a six-speaker CD audio system, a moon roof, split-folding rear seats, automatic climate control, and a power driver's seat. The wagon also upgrades to 17-inch wheels. Options include a navigation system, Bluetooth, and Sirius Satellite radio.
Both X-Type models house a 3.0 liter V-6 engine. The smaller 2.5 liter version and the manual transmission have both been dropped for 2006. The larger V-6 generates 227 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Despite some extra weight, fuel economy estimates remain at 18/24 mpg.
The AWD has been a strong selling point for the X-Type, and owners have found the Sportwagon to be a capable family transport. The 50 cubic feet of cargo space is a plus, but many drivers report that the car's compact build makes for tight rear quarters. The X-Type has been steadily criticized for its "Ford-ness" since the 2001 release.