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2008. - 2010.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
4 x 4
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2009.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
4 x 4

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Dimensons & Outlines

4716 mm
1789 mm
1483 mm
452 liters
1415 liters
61 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4720 mm
1730 mm
1470 mm
459 liters
1628 liters
64 liters
2008 Jaguar X-Type Estate
2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon

Engine

Jaguar / Ford
3.0 AJ30
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2967 cc
231 hp
283 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
6 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2999 cc
245 hp
297 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1605 kg
7.3 s
232 km/h
14.9 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
10.4 l/100km
249 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1560 kg
7.0 s
233 km/h
17.8 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
12.3 l/100km
290 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1635 kg
7.8 s
227 km/h
15.2 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
10.6 l/100km
254 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1520 kg
8.4 s
237 km/h
13.8 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
9.8 l/100km
231 g/km

Expenses

3200 EUR
Price from
3500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the large family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Jaguar-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 231hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 245hp engine designed by Subaru.

Safety

The fact that the Jaguar got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the British car offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Subaru does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Jaguar with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Subaru badge with 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 4.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Subaru is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 233 kilometers per hour, 1km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the British car, averaging around 10.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (27 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 18% difference compared to the Japanese car.


Verdict

Subaru appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the British car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Subaru offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Jaguar. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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