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2005 Jaguar S-Type

Jaguar S-Type Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 235 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Jaguar S-Type

  • A solid all-around luxury sedan, the S-Type is exactly what you would expect from Jaguar in terms of style, form and function.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Elegantly appointed interiors, solid all-around performance, classic British styling, full load of standard safety equipment.

  • Cons

    A few cheap interior bits, high price, fussy J-gate shifter.

  • What's New for 2005

    The S-Type gets minor styling revisions in the form of smaller taillights, a tighter-looking deck lid and a restyled front fascia. New…

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (91 total reviews)

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

Love hate relation!

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar S-Type 4.2 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

This is my 5th Jaguar! Right from owning my first Jaguar in late 70's, I promised myself that I would never buy a Jaguar but the one that I have is the fifth. This is like love-hate relationship! Like I do not want you but cannot live without you. Like husband and wife, always bickering and not functioning properly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

I bought this car b/c I've always wanted an S type...had the pre-purchase inspection, & all they had to say was it would need upper ball joints in the near future. But the price seemed right, so I bought it. A week later, the battery was dead, then every week after, the battery would die, faithfully. Come to find out, it has a parasitic drain that wasn't disclosed to us & I guess this is a huge problem with these cars. My husband traced it out, & it's the GECM. I'm disappointed that Jaguar produces such beautiful cars with such ridiculous flaws. I love this car, but hate this car. Other than that, it's been great, but I wouldn't buy another Jag.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

What an outstanding car

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I purchased this 2005 TYPE R a few months ago with 58000 miles on it. I deperately wanted the 05 s they made improvements to it and i had driven the 03 which was still an impressive car. It is by far the best luxury sports sedan i have owned, being British i wanted a car to match and this is definately above what i expected. The power and equipment are awesome and comes close to the MB BMW M5 equivalent. It maybe doesnt have the toys of the M5 but in comparison it feels bespoke and handmade in many areas and less clinical. I had a few fault lights come on for no reason but soon learned that the marine sized battery in the trunk was low on power and was ready to be replaced. Now it just WOW

Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2005 Jaguar S-Type Review

What's New for 2005

The S-Type gets minor styling revisions in the form of smaller taillights, a tighter-looking deck lid and a restyled front fascia. New exterior panels have tighter fits, while the hood is now made of aluminum. Interior upgrades include new Bronze Madrona trim, a revised instrument panel and an optional aluminum trim package. Eight-cylinder models get a new VDP package that adds premium heated leather seats, burled walnut trim and unique 17-inch alloy wheels.

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