2008 Jaguar X-TYPE vs. Its Competition

2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 4-door Wagon Angular Rear Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

European brands all offer wagons in this market niche, and save for the new Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, they provide four-wheel-drive versions of their wagons, as well as V-6 power.

The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is considerably cheaper than the others in this group, but it also brings a diesel engine option to the party for the 2009 model year.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Jaguar X-Type hasn't won many fans in the United States, but its exceptional handling and usable cargo room probably leave Jaguar execs wondering why.
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class.
It's been a long time coming back, but the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen gives crossover buyers something else to consider―and diesel power is on the way.
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I4Turbocharged I4Gas I5Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V6
EPA Class     
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring4-Door Manual S PZEV4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
All Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODCVTManualManualManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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