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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Four stars, driver side impact; four stars, passenger side impact; four stars, rollover resistance
Good, frontal offset; Marginal, side impact
DSC minimizes skidding by applying the brakes at selected wheels
TheCarConnection.com found that standard safety features abound in the 2008 Jaguar X-Type luxury sedan.
Rollover and crash-test data for the Jaguar X-Type are fairly encouraging, although there is a discrepancy between the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) side-impact crash-test rating (IIHS: "marginal") and the results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA: "four stars out of a possible five").
According to Kelley Blue Book, standard safety features on the 2008 Jaguar include "four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control, ... front and rear head-curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, [and] a front-knee airbag." The 2008 Jaguar X-Type's standard Dynamic Stability Control system acts to keep the car under control in all but the hairiest on-road situations. While the driver is able to switch off the DSC, the Jaguar X-Type's system will automatically re-arm the next time the car is started. The experts at MyRide.com have good things to say about the system, describing it succinctly: "DSC minimizes skidding by applying the brakes at selected wheels, something no driver can do." Combined with Jaguar X-Type's Traction-4 all-wheel-drive system, the DSC is sure to keep the most skittish drivers headed down the road in comfort.
Visibility on the Jaguar X-Type is adequate, as ConsumerGuide notes: "Smartly sized mirrors contribute to fine outward visibility, despite a tallish cowl."
Safety features on the 2008 Jaguar X-Type are numerous and modern, although crash-test scores aren’t the best in class.