2008 Jaguar X-TYPE vs. Its Competition

2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 4-door Wagon Angular Rear Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 4-door Wagon Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Jaguar X-TYPE
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2009 Audi A42009 Audi A4
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2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW 3-Series
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2008 Mercedes Benz C Class 3.0L Sport RWD2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
7.6
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.
8.4
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
8.6
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
8.0
More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
MSRP From   
$35,060$30,700$32,700$31,600
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas I4Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V6
EPA Class   
CompactCompactCompactCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 328i RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear 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/ODCVTManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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