2001 Jaguar S-Type Sedan Review | Edmunds.com

2001 Jaguar S-Type Sedan

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

Jaguar S-Type Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 281 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Jaguar S-Type

  • Think of Billy Crystal's old SNL schtick: "It is better to look good than to feel good."

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Classic styling, serene and stable ride, cool voice-activation technology.

  • Cons

    Too much Ford switchgear, lack of interior storage space, sloppy transmission, high price tag.

  • What's New for 2001

    The S-Type gets new 10-spoke alloy wheels for 2001, along with exterior color options Onyx White and Roman Bronze. The folks at Jaguar have decided to move the six-disc CD changer from the glovebox to the trunk. ISOFIX is added to the rear for securing child seats and Reverse Park Control now comes standard. An electronically controlled, speed-proportional power steering system is new this year and the software for the Voice Activation Control system has been upgraded. A Deluxe Communications Package featuring a Motorola Timeport digital phone system is a new option.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (16 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Ready set go!!

by on
Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

This car is unbelivable. I've owned this vehicle for 7 years now and have never given it credit to write a much deserved review. Going on 46,000 miles this car remains in my personal showroom. But when it's pulled out on weekends you better believe it delivers. I just can't get rid of it! Always sporty and a pleasure to drive, not quite a thrill as my E500 or Lexus GS 430 but still is a number one contender in the luxury midsize division. For a seven year old car it still turns heads and has always caught the eye of any common bystander in any parking lot.




My jaguar

by on
Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

This vehicle is well designed and I consider it a luxury car. It responds very favorably during automatic shifting of gears and handling ability. The vehicle is very accessible and provides excellent comfort. It has a very smooth ride.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Very disappointed

by on
Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

We had hoped that Jaguar had improved its reliability, but apparently not. We bought our S-type with 36,000 miles, and within two months the transmission went out (Jaguar said it needed to be replaced with a rebuilt for $7K; we had it fixed elsewhere for $3.8K, but still, ouch). The windshield washer pump also failed ($500), a rattle in the dash has cropped up, the AM radio can't hold a station (how hard is it to make an AM radio work?), and there is an intermittent warning light just comes on and off randomly. We love the way this car handles and looks, but can't wait to get rid of it.




More fun than legally permitted

by on
Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

We bought our pampered car off lease. We did have a problem within a month or so of owning the car (transmission problems), but the dealership quickly resolved the problem and we continue to have a smile on our face each time we drive it. It is silk on wheels. It looks great, is quiet and solid inside and has excellent road manners. It is one of the best values in a luxury class. I’m surprised there aren’t more sold because this car is a better ride, with greater performance than most in its price range.




Beautiful, but i cant trust

by on
Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

I have a 2004 E Class and Bought Used S- Type because I always wanted one! They look better then any other car on the road including Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, etc. The first week I had it didnt start cause the car thought it was being stolen. The next week the battery died, and other times there is a clicking noise that cant seem to be corrected. I love this Car, and get excited when I drive it, but its not dependable. The car will not shift out of park when parked on an incline and the engine pings even though I use Octane 93 Fuel. If you get an S-Type get a 03 or Newer!




Beautiful cat

by on
Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

Sexy lines and the classy Look. 4.0 V8 is powerful enough to give you load of fun. Ride is smooth and sporty. A real treat. It is a feel good car when you sit behind the wheel.



Full 2001 Jaguar S-Type Review

What's New for 2001

The S-Type gets new 10-spoke alloy wheels for 2001, along with exterior color options Onyx White and Roman Bronze. The folks at Jaguar have decided to move the six-disc CD changer from the glovebox to the trunk. ISOFIX is added to the rear for securing child seats and Reverse Park Control now comes standard. An electronically controlled, speed-proportional power steering system is new this year and the software for the Voice Activation Control system has been upgraded. A Deluxe Communications Package featuring a Motorola Timeport digital phone system is a new option.

Talk About The 2001 S-Type

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs