The original 2002 Jaguar X-Type offered buyers a choice between a 194-horsepower 2.5-liter V6 engine or a 3.0 liter V6 and came with a five-speed transmission. The car came with all-wheel drive and offered fuel economy of 16 miles per gallon on city streets and 23 mpg on the highway.
While the 2002 Jaguar X-Type offered buyers the choice between a manual or automatic transmission, starting in 2006, Jaguar began offering the X-Type exclusively with an automatic transmission. The 2006 X-Type also came with a 3.0L V6 engine, which would remain standard until the company stopped production in 2008.
Exterior color options for the 2002 Jaguar X-Type include White Onyx, Adriatic Blue Metallic, British Racing Green and Carnival Red Metallic among six others. The interior of this model offered customers a choice between four options: charcoal, ivory, sand, and dove. These color options remained largely the same throughout the production lifetime of the Jaguar X-Type, with the 2008 offering slightly different exterior colors such as Chilli Red Metallic, Ebony and Emerald Fire Metallic. Of the four original interior color options, only ivory and charcoal remained.
The later X-Type models feature leather interiors, and all X-Types feature a MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension and four-wheel independent suspension.