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2005 Jaguar X-Type Compact Luxury Sedan

New Car Overview of the 2005 Jaguar X-Type Compact Luxury Sedan

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Description: Compact Luxury Sedan
Base MSRP Range: $30,330 - $36,330
Invoice Price Range: $27,601 - $33,060
Where built: England

Luxurious Jaguar sports sedans for the compact class reach America in four editions for 2005 -- X-Type 2.5 and X-Type 3.0, plus new X-Type Sport and X-Type VDP. All stock a computerized mechanism that applies power to all wheels.

Sleek skin drapes over a sensuous form that projects the familiar slink of a Jaguar prow with signature round headlamps offset by a twin-port grille rimmed in chrome. However, X-Type breaks the Jaguar mold of a low-cast tail because it hikes higher to forge a wedge-shaped profile and craft a surprisingly spacious trunk. A generous cockpit adds twin front bucket seats and a rear bench for two or three, plus luxury touches and electronic controls for comfort, navigation and safety.

Price-leader X-Type 2.5 uses a 2.5-liter six with 192-hp. A second twin-cam V6 measures to 3.0-liters and drops into X-Type 3.0 with 227-hp.

New X-Type Sport with the larger engine adds a front spoiler, sport suspension tuning and optional carbon fiber trim. New VDP maximizes cabin luxuries with burl walnut trim, heated seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a premium sound system.