2006 Jaguar X-Type Sport 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Fantastic, would buy another


No problems at all.

General Comments:

Car handles like a dream - quick on acceleration and fast, very comfortable to drive especially on long distances. Cannot complain at 57 mpg on a run - it's got to be good. Trying to reach the magic 63 mpg as quoted in the Autocar test.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2010

27th Apr 2010, 15:26

My X Type 2.0 d Sport is like driving a lump of jelly, will only do 40mpg and is slow. Wish I'd never bought the heap of junk.

27th Apr 2010, 15:53

My parents have the 2.2d (bought 2nd hand on a 56 reg) and they love it. It goes round bends well and gets 40mpg or just over combined, and 50mpg on a run. I'ts got loads of poke, can be thrown into bends well and is very comfortable to boot.

After a year of ownership no real complaints, it looks smart and is very quiet for a diesel. The Mondeo STTDCI owners seem to love the engine also.

2006 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sedan from North America


An excellent grand tourer


Hood insulation pad stated sagging in middle. Dealer replaced it with improved version.

General Comments:

Performance - The car's performance is quite excellent. It'll hit 60 in 7 seconds and easily accelerate to triple digit speeds. The 3.0 pulls strongly from off idle to 7000 RPM.

Interior - the interior is quite classy, inviting, and elegant. Seats are very comfortable on long trips. Fit, finish, and quality of the materials used are top notch for this price range. Leather seating is standard on this model. A big plus for this model is its huge trunk space - much larger than most of its competition.

Handling - The vehicle has standard all-wheel-drive. However, the car behaves like a rear drive under normal conditions. The car handles ice, snow, and heavy rain with no drama. Overall, the car seems to handle as well as any in its class. The 4 wheel disc brakes have excellent feel, short stopping distances, and don't fade under heavy use.

Body - The fit and finish of this vehicle are exceptional even for this class. The paint work is the best I've ever seen on a production vehicle. The styling is retro - giving the car a very sleek "classic' appearance.

Fuel economy - The car requires premium fuel because the engine is high compression. In city driving, my car delivers a consistent 20 MPG. On long interstate trips, running usually at 70 - 75 MPH, she delivers 27 MPG.

Overall - I drove most of this car's competitors before selecting it. At its price point, they just don't compare. The car gives the feeling that its built like a tank, and, goes about its business with quiet elegance. Give it a good dose of throttle, the 3.0's exhaust note will rise to a pleasing snarl, and the speedometer will quickly wind to the car's electronically limited top speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2007