What used Jaguar X-Type saloon will I get for my budget?
The 2.2-litre 152bhp diesel is probably the sweet spot of the X-Type range because it has adequate performance but also very good fuel economy – an official combined figure of 47mpg. The slightly less powerful 2.0-litre averages only 2mpg more, although it does have lower CO2 emissions – 149g/km, compared with 159g/km for the 2.2.
V6 petrol versions, especially the four-wheel-drive ones, will prove far more expensive to run. A 3.0-litre V6 all-wheel-drive model will struggle to top 25mpg, with emissions of 249g/km. The 2.1-litre V6 petrol barely does any better, so stick with diesel power if you want reasonable running costs.