Used Jaguar X-type Estate 2001 - 2009 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

2001 - 2009 review
Jaguar X-type Estate (01 - 09)
  • Jaguar X-type Estate (01 - 09)
  • Jaguar X-type Estate (01 - 09)
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Our recommendations

Which used Jaguar X-Type estate should I buy?

We like the 2.0-litre diesel version best, as it gives strong performance and better fuel economy than any other engine in the range. It really suits the car, very refined and flexible. The 2.2 diesel is quicker, but fuel costs aren't as low, and it's noisier, so we'd give it a miss.

The petrol engines are, predictably, much thirstier than the diesels, and neither suits the car as well as the diesels. But, if you simply must have a petrol engine, go for the 2.5 V6. It's quick enough, and costs less to buy and run than the 3.0 V6.

Sport trim is our favourite. It costs more than the basic S trim, and equipment levels are much the same - with climate control, electric seat adjustment and part-leather upholstery - but you get that tuned sports suspension, and that's enough to swing it for us. The SE gives you more luxury kit, but costs so much more that it's not worth considering.