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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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41 reader reviews for Jaguar X-type Estate.
  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Jon Tilley , . Date: 30/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Jaguar X Type 2.2 SE Estate. We have had the car for a week, it is a 58 version with low mileage, which is always hard to verify, however we got all the documentation of VOSA MOT site and a pretty good service history as well and it all adds up. We have just got rid of a VW PASSAT 130, which was top of the range in its day. We were thinking of getting another Passat, but they just seemed a bit dull once we looked at the Jag. We considered Mazda 6 estates, Passats, Golfs, BMW 3 series, but just felt the Jag looked the most classy. The interior seems like a Bentley with criss cross leather stitched heated seats, Sat Nav, carbon fibre trim. The car looks great and the paint work is great in Ice Blue, the door handles seem to be a bit clunky, but only slightly. The engine is great and in the cab is surprisingly quiet compared to the old Passat, the car just goes when you put your foot down, a good way to get points if you are not careful. The things which are not great are as follows, I feel the graphics on the satnav seem a bit crap compared to the rest of the interior, there is no outside temperature gauge which we miss from the Passat, I think the economy will be at best average, there is quite a big lip into the boot area for our ageing dog, the Passat was flat. On the whole though, it is a quality car that looks great and for £10K less a £1000 trade in we have got a car that when you get in feels like a Bentley. We are chuffed and its a British icon as well.

  • 2.0D Classic 5dr

    Dave Tordoff Date: 08/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had two of these as company cars, first in the SE spec and second in Sport spec and I loved them both.

    The 2 litre turbo diesel is amazingly economical in all situations, especially on the motorway - if you try you can get easily get more than 50mpg and overall, I was getting 44mpg. But it's also very quick - faster than the 0-60 figures would make you believe, with loads of torque and bags of power when you really need it - it's a fabulous engine. Handling is superb - I've tried BMWs and I genuinely prefer my Jags. (NB As a company car., I only had to pay for fuel, so the 5 stars for running costs only reflect this.)

    The cabin isn't quite up to Audi quality, but it's a very nice place to be.

    The load area is modest for an estate, but had one great trick up it's sleeve - the rear window opens independently, so you can pack every inch of the space available, unlike some estates. With the optional net behind the rear seats, you really can pile it high.

    As for reliability, in 5 high milage years, I only had one minor problem and that was sorted very quickly. In fact they've been more reliable than german cars I've had previously.

    Great cars and much better looking as an estate than a saloon.

  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Dale Arden , Surrey . Date: 22/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I clock up around 80% of my mileage on motorways and drive the car with the utmost respect, rarely exceeding 75 mph (despite my boy racing tendencies). Even with a driving style that includes changing gear before 2000 rpm is reached and never using more than a quarter of the travel on the accelerator, the best economy I have achieved so far is 38mpg. If I drive the car "normally", then I see 33 mpg at best with town driving taking this down to around 26mpg. Jaguar did replace a sticking valve recently which has improved matters slightly, but I still fall 15 mpg short on Jaguar's claimed 48 mpg.

    To put things into context, my wife owns a Mercedes E240, which is a V6 petrol automatic. This returns 30 mpg, which when reconciled with the lower cost of petrol, means that on the same journey, I am slightly better off driving her car!

    Other complaints have been a failed reverse sensor, an about to fail electric seat, the car consistently pulls to the left etc. The Jaguar service is always courteous, but they never seems to be able rectify faults in the first instance because the computer does not show any faults (or the computer says no in Little Britain speak).

    I will revert to German cars next time and never return to this Tata owned company ever again. The worst news - in the economic downturn, my company has informed me that we have to keep cars for 5 years, meaning that I have to endure another 3 years of motoring misery.

  • 2.0D Classic 5dr

    Graham Lamond , North Yorkshire . Date: 11/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.4

    My car

    I was loaned this car whilst mine was in for repair. I like the styling, but the load space is too small for an estate. The diesel engine is super smooth with plenty of torgue and combined with the handling, steering and brakes make it a real pleasure to drive. On the downside, the body flexes too much, making the car feel cheaper than the image it wants to project. The ride is generally excellent, but can be crashy over some bumps. Road roar is very intrusive on anything but smooth roads. This is not a quiet car except on good motorway. Shame, as wind noise is well suppressed. The interior quality and styling feels good and is pleasing on the eye, not feeling particularly dated to me, just different from the average rep box. The base of the seat, for me as a tall driver, is too flat, so that I don't feel part of the car and in danger of sliding off. The height adjustment does not alter the angle, so I always felt as if I was having to brace myself in the car. Economy of 38.4 on a steady motorway trip of 500 miles is poor. Overall, road noise and flex spoils a good drive and driveline package, whilst why have an estate that is not a load carrier?

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