2002 Jaguar X-Type

  • 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      194/180
    • ENGINE
      2.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $31,950
  • 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      231/209
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $37,950
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2002 Jaguar X-Type Review

Luxury a dream come true.

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Overview

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type is a brand-new model and will be the first all-wheel-drive sedan in the Jaguar lineup. A manual transmission is standard for sportier handling to compete with the German automakers with an elegantly arched roof, oval hooded headlamps, and rectangular grille. Enthusiasts can recall these similarities from the timeless and elegant 1969 XJ. Squeezing down a large sedan like the XJ, the drama leaves the design and a little Taurus peeks out. Engineering should applaud Ford, as well as Jaguar. Suspension elements and the steel structure are common with Ford and are apparent beneath the lustrous wood and lush leather.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter V-6, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Jaguar X-Type

What's New

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type is a brand-new model that has all-wheel drive, which is a first for the automaker. It also has an affordable price tag. Option packages are available for beefing up the Jaguar sedan with such items as a power moonroof or heated front seats.

Exterior

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type includes standard features that include variable intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, and 16-inch alloy wheels. An optional Premium package adds a moon roof and a reverse park control. The Jaguar styling is indicative of most models in the lineup and purely unique, even down to the small dimension. The hooded oval headlights, rectangular grille, elegantly arched roof; all of these are enduring facets that are reminiscent of the original 1969 XJ sedan.

Interior

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type interior is luxurious and sophisticated and has nicely-shaped seats, which can accommodate four adults comfortably. The opening for the rear doors is somewhat small, making it a little difficult getting in and out. It has many standard features and a few optional packages, which include a Sport, Premium, and Weather package with many stand-alone options. The Sport package adds alternate suspension, bigger wheels, and stability control, and the Weather package will add headlight washers and heated front seats. Lastly, The Premium package adds reverse park control and a power moonroof.

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type has a premium sound system with four speakers, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, power driver’s seat, power passenger seat, memory driver seat, cruise control, and dual vanity mirrors. Other standard features include climate control, interior air filtration, tilt steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, power steering, and all power accessories. There are many typical Jaguar accents of leather upholstery and gorgeous wood veneers. However, there are still parts of the cabin that indicate the resemblance of an inexpensively made Ford. Options include premium audio, DVD-based navigation system, and satellite radio.

Performance & Handling

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type models come with the all-wheel drivetrain with a 2.5-liter V-6 generating 194 horsepower with 180 lb-ft torque. An optional engine is the Ford-derived three-liter V-6 that produces 231 hp with 209 lb-ft torque. The manual five-speed transmission comes standard, though the automatic five-speed is optional. The suspension design has struts in the front and an independent system in the back. There are four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, as well as other safety features listed below. In speed tests, it only took about eight seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill. The sedan has excellent handling and performance, giving Audi and BMW a good amount of competition.

Safety

The 2002 Jaguar X-Type includes an engine immobilizer, height-adjustable headrests for driver and passenger, child seat anchors, and front seat belt pretensioners. There’s an array of airbag options; front side airbag, complete curtain airbag, and a bolster airbag for the driver’s knees. In addition, electronic brake force distribution, emergency braking assist, and anti-lock disc brakes all working together to keep the Jaguar safe.

EPA Fuel Economy

Jaguar X-Type Base: 17/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Pleasant highway ride
  • Classic Jaguar looks
  • AWD is sure-footed

You Won't Like

  • Low on power
  • Entry to rear seating difficult
  • Some interior parts resemble Ford

Sum Up

Luxury a dream come true.

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