It comes to this: If you've always lusted after a Jaguar's feline mystery and elegance and thought that some day you should own one, but can't afford one of the pricier models, then "some day" may have arrived. Pricing for this newest of Jaguars has pulled that day in like a zoom lens. When you try one on be sure to search out some plate glass windows to mirror your passing. And reflect the sound of that engine.
Model Line Overview
2.5-liter ($29,950); 3.0-liter ($35,950)
194-hp 2.5-liter V6; 231-hp 3.0-liter V6
5-speed manual; 5-speed electronic automatic with J-Gate
Safety equipment (standard):
all-wheel drive; four-channel ABS; dual-stage frontal airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags; three-point rear seat belts; collapsible brake pedal mechanism; anti-burst door latches; deformable fuel tank
Safety equipment (optional):
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
4 years/60,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
X-Type 3.0-liter ($35,950)
automatic climate control with pollen filter, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with speed and audio control, power windows with auto-down and auto-up with anti-trap feature, eight-way power driver's seat, four-way manual passenger seat, Connolly leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel, center console with integrated stowage and adjustable armrest, birds-eye maple trim, floor mats front and rear, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, cellular phone and CD autochanger pre-wire, speed control, radio/cassette with four speakers, antenna integrated into rear window, heated windshield washer jets, power heated mirrors, front and rear fog lamps
Options as tested (MSRP):
X1 Premium Package ($2500) includes one-touch electric tilt and slide glass moonroof, 70/30 split-fold rear seat, 8-way power front passenger seat, 2-way power lumbar support for both front seats, electrochromic rearview mirror, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, Reverse Park Control, message center and trip computer, Homelink-compatible 3-channel garage/gate opener; X2 Sport Package ($2000); includes Dynamic Stability Control, rear spoiler, 7x17-in. wheels with P225/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero tires, sport-tuned suspension, leather sport seats, gray-stained bird's-eye maple trim; navigation system ($2200)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
291 @ 6800
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
209 @ 3000
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
16 cu. ft.
Independent McPherson strut, l-shaped lower control arms, liquid-filled bushings, coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Independent torsion control link, coil springs, gas-charged shocks, stabilizer bar
3516 (w/manual) lbs.
Pirelli P-Zero 225/45ZR-17
disc/disc with ABS and EBD
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of July 19, 2001.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
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