2008 Jaguar S-TYPE vs. Its Competition

2008 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Jaguar S-Type is the most outdated vehicle in its class, yet to some, its styling, especially from the outside, comes across as classy and appealing.

But that appeal is limited, as it's quite cramped inside and inefficiently designed compared to the competition.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a similar price, yet it feels up-to-date and offers many high-tech options not available in the S-Type.

For example, it's available with all-wheel drive, which is not at all offered on the Jaguar.

The A6 also can be equipped with all-wheel drive, and it has a nice, modern interior design, along with a sportier feel behind the wheel.

On a different note, there's the Lexus GS, which has a stiffer ride but impressive performance, although its interior is also quite cramped.

The Lincoln MKS might actually appeal to some of the shoppers eyeing the base 3.0-liter S-Type.

It's a very roomy sedan, with a well-designed interior, high standards of refinement, and lots of standard equipment, all for a lower price, though it might not have the same cachet with the valet-parking folks.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2008 Jaguar S-Type may look conservative and dated, and its interior is cramped, but it still delivers some of the best performance in its class, especially in one of the V-8 trims.
8.6
The 2009 Lincoln MKS’s smart performance, subdued good looks, and roomy interior put the brand back in full-size, luxury-sedan territory.
8.6
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
8.0
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
MSRP From   
$48,335$38,490$42,950$51,200
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeLargeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 3.04-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic CVTAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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