Jaguar X-Type (2001 – 2009) Review

Jaguar X-Type (2001 – 2009) At A Glance


+Compact Jaguar, launched as V6 only with four wheel drive. Held price well at first.

-Mondeo-based and did not become Jaguar's 3 Series. Prices dropping by 2007. Production ended July 2009.

On average it achieves 91% of the official MPG figure

I don't remember settling into a new car faster than I did with the X-Type D. Just moved the seat once to take the delivery driver to the station and I was comfortable for the rest of the week. Everything I wanted fell to hand, or was in an ergonomic place and worked logically, though that could be due to years of conditioning by Mondeo.

Jaguar X-Type Specifications 2001

Jaguar X-Type Diesel 2003 Road Test

Real MPG average for a Jaguar X-Type (2001 – 2009)


Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

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Average performance


Real MPG

19–55 mpg

MPGs submitted


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How can I listen to my USB music stick in my old Jaguar X-Type?

"I have a 2005 Jaguar X-Type. On my previous Jags I have had a USB connection for my music stick but I cannot find a USB connection in my current car. How can I listen to my USB music stick in my old Jaguar X-Type?"
If the car hasn't got a USB socket then you will need to buy a new audio system (which will be very expensive) or fit a USB socket with an FM transmitter. The USB socket will plug into the 12v socket and allow you to listen to your music via the car's radio.
Answered by Dan Powell

Will the Jaguar X-Type become a classic eventually?

"I have an excellent conditioned Jaguar X-Type 2.5 with 58,000 miles on it. Is it worth keeping as a possible future classic?"
Jaguar X-types are taking a while to come through as classics, but there's definitely a following there. However, we'd recommend keeping a car because you like it and enjoy it - rather than because you think it will appreciate in value.
Answered by Keith Moody

Which tyres for my Jaguar?

"I am advised that my Jaguar X-Type 2004 3-litre AWD will shortly need new tyres. Currently fitted are Pirellis 225/45zR/17/914 what do you recommend please? Would Cross Climates be advisable or would budgets be ok? I am currently doing approx 6000 miles pa."
If you want the 4WD to be effective in winter, fit Michelin Cross Climates, Continental AllSeason Contacts of Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons, assuming you can get them in 225/45 R17. But all season tyres are not at their best in profiles below 50. Do not fit budget tyres. Check Tyres On The Drive ( and ( for sizes and prices and read our Tyre Buying Guide (
Answered by Honest John

What should I look for before buying a 2006 Jaguar X-Type?

"What should I look for before buying a Jaguar X-Type? It has a new clutch and flywheel."
Start with the basics. Check for rust, especially around the sills and arches. You'll need to keep your eyes and ears open on the test drive - check for signs of overheating and any knocks and rattles from the suspension. Cooling, ECU and electrical issues can affect most X-types. Check everything works - lights, wipers, fans, air-con... everything. Failing transfer boxes are a common weak spot - listen out for whining and look for leaks. You can check the car's MoT history here:
Answered by Keith Moody
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