2005 Jaguar X-Type Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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Jaguar X-Type

2005 Jaguar X-Type

Executive compact car increases range.

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The 2005 Jaguar marks the smallest model in the lineup, and for the launch of the 2005 year, it receives an increased of models. Not only does adjust the trim levels, but sees the Sportwagon introduction, marks the estate wagon of the sedan. This makes different options for this executive car.

The Range

Styles: four-door sedan, estate wagon

Engines: 3.0-liter V-6

Transmissions: manual, five-speed automatic

Jaguar X-Type 3.0, X-Type Sport, Jaguar 3.0 VDP, Jaguar X-Type 3.0

What’s New

For the 2005 Jaguar launch, the main change an increase in the range of models. The model with the 2.5-liter leaves to make way for a more offering at the lowest position in the line. Additions to the model include the Sport version, the VDP (van den plas) model, and the new estate wagon.

All models contain the same V-6 engine but have undergone and exterior enhancements when to the base. The 2005 Jaguar Sport has front and rear added, as well as a rear spoiler. It also comes with a black mesh 18-inch wheels, and a firmer

The VDP model marks the premium for the sedan. It comes equipped upgraded leather upholstery, front seats, and burl trim. Instead of the base wheels, the 2005 Jaguar 3.0 VDP uses 17-inch wheels.

The Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon the five-door estate version of the sedan. It shows a completely new for the X-Type, and with the addition of a new package, it delivers as quiet a as the sedan. As with the VDP model, it 17-inch wheels and a softer than the Sport model.

Jaguar X-Type


Little has changed the 2005 Jaguar X-Type except for the addition of the Sport and models. From the front, the VDP, and Sportwagon models almost the same, but from the they differ. Roof have been added to the and the back has the addition of the wagon.

Unfortunately, the rear of the Sportwagon not look as distinct as when from the front, so it gets for other estate cars in the lot.


The 2005 X-Type serves as an executive and the interior reflects this. All upholstery and metal or genuine trim add to the upscale feel of the of the X-Type. Chrome accents, leather, and carbon fiber become available as you progress the trims. Seating feels although legroom can seem in the rear seats.

Even in the some may find legroom in the rear, although the versatility of the allows for improvement over the

Performance Handling

All 2005 X-Type models come with a three-liter, V-6 engine produces 227 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of Drivers have a choice a five-speed manual or a five-speed transmission on the sedan models, but the comes with the five-speed transmission only. All models use all-wheel drive, which unique in its class.

The model a good balance between the of the ride and the handling. The all-wheel-drive provides additional traction road conditions become but also offers additional and less of a tendency to drift. The suspension ensures a smooth and ride, although the Sport feels a bit stiffer.

Acceleration remains good from a stop and when


2005 Jaguar ’s standard safety equipment anti-lock disc brakes, side airbags, head-protecting curtain airbags, and a driver’s airbag. The Sport model comes equipped with an system.

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