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2008 Jaguar X-Type

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2004 Jaguar X-Type shown
2004 Jaguar X-Type shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2004 models manufactured after December 2003)
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional on 2002-06 models)
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2008
G
M
P
2007
G
M
P
2006
G
M
P
2005
G
M
P
2004
G
M
P
2003
G
M
2002
G
M

Applies to 2002-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Jaguar X-Type was introduced in the 2002 model year. All 2002 and later X-Type models manufactured after December 2001 include structural modifications to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of an X-Type with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest and right leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head accelerations from the roof rail/A-pillar hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and A-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,598 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length184 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0210
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-3
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0210
Head
HIC-15144
Peak gs at hard contact41
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.7
Femur force - right (kN)5.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.85
Maximum tibia index - right0.77
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left51
Right69

Applies to 2002-08 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Jaguar X-Type was introduced in the 2002 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis also would be possible.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,585 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length184 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0406
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-0.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0406
Head HIC-15326
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)2.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)58
Average deflection (mm)57
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)8.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)2.14
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.4
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)5.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)177
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0406
Head HIC-15139
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.63
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.7
Combined force (kN)2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)193
A-P moment (Nm) 32

Applies to 2004-08 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)42
Distance below top of head (mm)35
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.0
Head contact time (ms)110
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)292
Max neck tension (N)749

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