2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2002 Jaguar X-Type - Road Test Specs

2002 Jaguar X-Type Sedan

(2.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Manual)


Model year2002
Style3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$36,595
As-tested MSRP$44,245


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)231 @ 6,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)209 @ 3,000
Transmission type5-speed manual


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson strut type
Suspension, rearIndependent torsion control link
Steering typeRack & pinion w/speed-sensitive power assist
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiTouring Contact
Tire size, frontP205/55R16
Tire size, rearP205/55R16
Brakes, frontPower-assisted dual circuit four-wheel disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 87.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)35.6
@ Full throttle (dB)74
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)75

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAcceleration for the Jaguar was rather disappointing. We were expecting better than a 16-second time slip for a run to the quarter-mile. Performance and luxury are what you think of when you think of Jaguars, but this baby cat doesn't live up to its performance rep. The first run was our best using a street start and automatic shifting. Nothing we tried on the next four consecutive runs helped lower our times, so our best guess would be that the engine was getting heat soaked since the first run was clearly the best. When we repeated the first run technique later, it was slower. We should also note that in between the fourth and fifth runs, the exhaust pipe aft of the catalytic converter fell onto the ground while making the run. We got out the Jaguar's jack and lifted the car to find that the retaining clamp for the pipe was finger loose. Once we reinstalled the slip-fit pipe and tightened down the nut, we were back under way.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsOnce again we were surprised at how the numbers came out. We got a best distance of 125 feet from 60 miles-per-hour and 32 feet from thirty, but were surprised not to have better results. We recently had tested the new for 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE and gotten the same distances in both categories but for $17,781.00 less, so braking was not very impressive for the money spent. We experienced a moderate amount nose dive and the ABS system produces a low-frequency rumble noise while in operation, neither of which was a concern. It wasn't how it achieved the best number, it was just the number that had us wanting better.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsWe first tried to go through the slalom with the Dynamic Stability Control engaged but found it to be too intrusive for our tastes and prompy switched it off for the remaining runs. After leaving our computerized intruder behind, we set out for some quick times and were given some interesting results. The steering was nicely weighted and allowed us to direct the very loose tail through the slalom. The best times were achieved by using a stab-and-steer technique, where we would stab the gas just after making our steering inputs and that would in turn squat the back end giving more grip to the rear tires. Once we got used to the driving style that the Jag liked, we achieved better results. Slowly the times came down as the speeds went up. — Neil G. Chirico

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)63
Wind (mph, direction)0 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 18/26 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)17
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,526
Length (in.)183.9
Width (in.)70.4
Height (in.)54.8
Wheelbase (in.)106.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)34.4
Headroom, front (in.)37.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.5
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years / 50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Traction controlComes only with Dynamic Stability Control
Stability controlOptional
Emergency assistance systemOptional

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