$48,335 – $63,335 MSRP
$43,985 – $57,635 Invoice
17 / 23 MPG City/Hwy
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The S-Type is slated for change in the 2008 model year, so the 2007 model remains basically unchanged from the 2006 model. The Luxury Package that's standard on two other models is now available on the "R" series. It features leather-trimmed seating with contrasting piping, burl walnut veneer accents, an electric rear sunshade, bright exterior trim, a leather-covered wood steering wheel, a wood gearshift knob, premium floor mats, and adaptive cruise control. The Premium Package, which was an additional-cost extra last year on the 3.0-liter V-6, is now standard and includes: adjustable foot pedals, a memory system for the driver's seat/sideview mirrors/steering column and pedals, rain-sensing wipers, electrochromic mirrors, and a programmable garage door opener.
The S-Type was introduced in 1999, the goal to bring in a younger buyer to the Jaguar brand. It shared a platform with the Lincoln LS and Ford Thunderbird, both of which no longer exist. The exterior styling elements remain basic Jaguar, with complex curves over the headlights and a rearward slant to the fascia, reminiscent of early model Jaguars.
Again in 2007 there are three models in the S-Type lineup: the 3.0-liter V-6 with 235 hp, a 4.2-liter V-8 with 300 hp, and the supercharged 4.2-liter V-8, which cranks out a formidable 400 hp. All three engines are mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission, which sends the power to the rear wheels.
Even the 3.0 S-Type is loaded with luxury and technological goodies, such as: Dynamic Stability Control, Reverse Park Control, a 16-way power driver's seat and 12-way power passenger seat, a power tilt/slide moonroof, air bags all around, and a rain-sensing front wiper system. Step up to the 4.2 and a DVD-based navigation system, a 320-watt Alpine audio system, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, a rear spoiler, and Xenon gas headlamps (for better night visibility) are all part of the package.
If you need more power and don't mind the extra cost, the supercharged V-8 comes with performance-grade brakes, Jaguar's eCATS system (Computer Active Suspension), a unique "R" grille, performance seats, and Bird's-Eye maple wood interior finish. If it's performance you seek, the supercharged V-8 is capable of a 0-60 mph time of 5.3 seconds.
The Jaguar S-Type competes in the Midsize Premium Conventional segment, which consists of 12 models. Buyers in this segment look for quality, performance, and reliability, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM
The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Lexus ES Series (75,987 units sold), BMW 5 Series (56,756), and Mercedes-Benz E-Class (50,195). The Jaguar S-Type sold 5,875 units in 2006, a decrease of 34 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Midsize Premium Conventional segment include the Lexus GS Series, Cadillac STS, Infiniti M-Series, Volvo V70, and Audi A6.
|3.0 V6 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$48,335||235-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||19/28|
|4.2 V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$55,335||300-hp / 4.2L 8-cyl||18/26|
|4.2 R (A6)||6 speed automatic||$63,335||400-hp / 4.2L 8-cyl||17/23|