2002 Jaguar X-Type Review

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The Jaguar X-Type is Jaguar’s first compact sport sedan in 30 years. Jaguar hopes to bring in a new buying market with this model as it is well designed and less expensive than the rest of the Jaguar models. Jaguar also hopes to become a sales leader in the luxury car and compact sedan sales race. The comparing models to the new X-Type would be the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes-Benz C-class.

For 2002, the Jaguar X-Type is available in two trims. The X-Type is available in a2.5 and 3.0. The 2.5 is powered by a 2.5L, 194 horsepower, V6 engine while the 3.0 steps it up with a 3.0L, 231 horsepower, V6. The 2.5 comes standard as a 5 speed manual while the 3.0 comes as a 5 speed automatic with the option of a manual transmission.

The X-Type offers standard equipment such as an AM/FM/cassette, power windows, power mirrors, climate control, power door locks, leather seats, 16″ alloy wheels, keyless entry, power driver’s seat, and cruise control. A sport package is also available and includes a sport suspension, Dynamic Stability Control, 17″ alloy wheels and has options such as a GPS navigation system and xenon high-intensity discharge headlights.

2002 Jaguar X Type Review

There is also a winter package and a power/convenience package that can be added on as options. The Winter Package includes heated seats and headlight power washers. The Power/Convenience Package includes power passenger seat, power sunroof, a trip computer, and a 70/30 rear split folding seat.

Safety features for all both trims include front airbags, side airbags, ABS brakes with EBD (electronic brake distribution), the Jaguar 4WD system and side curtain airbags.