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2005 Jaguar X-Type

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Jaguar X-Type Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 192 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Jaguar X-Type

  • Priced to compete with the entry-luxury offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, the all-wheel-drive X-Type falls short in most areas, from driving dynamics to cabin furnishings. Only worth considering if you've got to have the style of a Jaguar.

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  • Pros

    Comfortable highway ride, attractive styling inside and out, standard all-wheel drive, large trunk.

  • Cons

    Doesn't handle as well as competitors, engines short on torque, low-grade interior materials, some hard-to-use controls, tight entry to rear seat.

  • What's New for 2005

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Customer Reviews

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Great deal

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I'm 65. This is my 17th car and the first that's more than basic transportation. I have the basic X- type with no options: manual transmission and the small engine. To me, given a same-price choice between the X-type and a mid-level Accord or Camry is a no-brainer. The Accord and Camry are larger, but the X-type just lovely. It's beautifully equipped and a pleasure to drive. It seems powerful and sporty. Gas mileage, 19/28, is good for an all wheel drive car with 192 HP, and the shifter is the smoothest I've ever worked. I'd buy another.

Best kept secret

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

This vehicle has been outstanding since I purchased it. 2.5L w/manual transmission is the way to go--good performance and good gas mileage. Clutch is not quite Porsche, but only one step below. The X Type does every thing well and, with the AWD, there is no need for my 4WD Pick Up here in the Wash. DC area. Looks great--most people think I paid way more for it than I did.

Jag x 2.5 5m -

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Pleased with the car - great value. Interestingly, I switched from a V6 GTI and my back no longer hurts when I drive. The Jag body curves are sensuous and the car is easy to wash and dry. Service has been exceptional, as was the salesman and dealer. In a sea of possibilities, this little Jag is a good bet.

Lemon to lime

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I have had 2 X Types. My first one was an actual lemon, and Jag gave me a new one. This one also drops gears at 35- 40mph and has a heavy steering wheel shimmy, as the "Lemon" did. It is performing about 50% better. Jag has been good about fixing things thus far, let's see how fast I sell it once it hits its 30K mark. Do I like Jags, yes.. mostly a smooth ride, and I like the look. Could it perform better and get better mileage, you bet.

My first jaguar

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

This was my first Jaguar and I was thrilled to own it. It is an amazingly beautiful car. I still can't stop looking at it. The interior is very pleasing and comfortable. However, my car visits the shop on average once a month for stupid things like locking making noises, trunk leaks, gas door won't open, oh and 2 transmissions later.

Objective review

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Great value for entry-level luxury! It has leather, AWD, preppy engine, full maintenance, Jaguar name... can't be beat! No problems in 8 months, Jaguar quality has gone totally up.

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 25
  • highway
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