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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
2004. - 2011.
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
4660 mm
1828 mm
1422 mm
445 liters
1235 liters
70 liters
2008 Jaguar X-Type Estate
2004 Alfa Romeo 159 Sport 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
Alfa Romeo / General Motors
3.2 Busso V6 JTS
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3179 cc
260 hp
322 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
1565 kg
7.2 s
248 km/h
16.5 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
11.1 l/100km
262 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 - 6 gears
1655 kg
7.3 s
242 km/h
18.3 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
12.2 l/100km
288 g/km

Expenses

3200 EUR
Price from
1700 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 260hp engine designed by Alfa Romeo.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Alfa Romeo being a slightly better choice apparently. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, 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 Jaguar 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 Alfa Romeo 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. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Alfa Romeo is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 248 kilometers per hour, 16km/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 7% difference compared to the Italian car.


Verdict

Alfa Romeo 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 Italian car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Alfa Romeo offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Jaguar. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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