If sensuous looks are important, if being fun to drive is a priority, if arriving at a destination in a stylish luxury car is desirable, then the Jaguar S-Type more than fits the bill. It might not be the "ultimate driving machine" but it delivers plenty of performance and handling, especially with the V8 engine.
The Jaguar S-Type is one of the prettiest cars on the road -- along with its stable mates, the XJ8 sedan and the XK8 sports car. And there's no mistaking the unique leaping Jaguar on the prominent grille.
Jaguar has succeeded. The new S-Type is, indeed, a Jag.
Traction control, automatic climate control, AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, cruise control, tilt steering, aluminum alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):
power/memory package (included on 4.0), navigation system ($2000), premium stereo with CD changer ($1500)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
4.0-liter dohc 32v V8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
281 @ 6100
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
287 @ 4300
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
13.1 cu. ft.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of March 15, 1999.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
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