2008 Jaguar X-Type

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2008 Jaguar X-Type 4-door sedan
2004 Jaguar X-Type shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-08 models built after December 2001

Tested vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Loading of the head into the airbag is shown in this photo taken during the crash test.

Forces on the lower left leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Side

Rating applies to 2002-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry