10 Best And Worst Jaguars Ever Made

Jaguar is a British multinational car manufacturing company and have been maintaining its remarkable presence in this industry since a very long time. We are going to look at 10 Best and Worst Jaguars ever made…


Jaguar is a luxury British automaker that competes with brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lincoln, and Cadillac, as the majority of people are aware. From the magnificent E-Type and Mk2 to the XJ and F-Type, the marque has created some of the most recognizable automobiles the world has ever seen. Sadly, they have also produced some pretty subpar models, some of which had spectacular failures.

Swallow Sidecar Company was the name under which William Lyons and William Walmsley founded Jaguar in 1922. Walmsley left in 1934, and Lyons established S.S. Cars Ltd., which produced its first vehicle, the Jaguar 100, in 1935. In 1945, the company’s name was once more changed to Jaguar, as it is known today. Throughout the course of its existence, Jaguar faced challenges. The decision to join British Leyland was forced upon the company, and it didn’t turn out too well. Jaguar was then briefly owned by Ford, under which it never turned a profit, before being sold at auction to Tata Motors in 2008. Tata Motors completed a significant reorganization of Jaguar and Land Rover, two related automobile brands, in 2013. Consequently, Jaguar and Land Rover had merged under one company.

The end result of all this buying and selling, switching between companies, and changing suppliers was a company that primarily produced poor models based on Ford products. Some Jaguar models continued to be produced as a result for an astounding 21 years. Fortunately, Jaguar made excellent cars when it was left to its own devices. Here are the 5 best and 5 worst Jaguar models ever produced.

10. Best- E-type

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The Jaguar E-Type is undoubtedly one of the best Jaguars ever made and probably one of the best cars ever produced. The E-Type made its first appearance in the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. The car featured an aerodynamic and gorgeous body, a straight six engine and a comfy interior. Due to the fact that the E-Type was faster than the comparable Ferrari and cost less than half as much, it almost immediately became popular. The E-Type is still one of the most sought-after car models on the planet and has become a cultural icon for the British, much like the Concorde has. In fact, the legendary Enzo Ferrari himself referred to the E-Type as “the most beautiful car ever made” at the height of its popularity in the 1960s.

9. Best- F-Type


The Jaguar F-Type is like the successor of the exalted E-Type. The F-Type is a fantastic car even though it lacks the same history and level of awesomeness as the E-Type. The beautiful F-Type made its debut in 2013 and was made available in the market with a 3.0L supercharged V6 or a robust supercharged V8. While everyone preferred the powerful V8, the less powerful V6 model was advised because it had better dynamics without compromising engine sound. The F-Type sounds the best among all the 6 cylinder cars on sale, almost equal to the sound of the higher trim with the V8. Jaguar introduced a 4-cylinder model as the entry-level trim in 2018, and in some markets, this model has completely replaced the V6. The groan-fest that is the supercharged V8 is still available.

8. Best- Mk2


Jaguar produced the Mark 2 executive sedan, also known as the 3.8 Sedan in the US, between 1959 and 1967. The Mk2 had a 2.4, 3.4, or 3.8-liter straight-six engine that produced between 120 and 220 horsepower. At the time, the larger engine made the Mk2 a fairly potent vehicle. The 3.8-liter Mk2 model could accelerate from 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and could acquire a top speed of 125mph. The dashboards were made of walnut, and the interiors had leather seats, a vinyl steering wheel, and other opulent fixtures. Because of the Mk2’s widespread appeal, Japanese automaker Mitsouka Motors began producing Jaguar Mk2 body kits for conventional vehicles.

7. Best– 420G

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The 420 was introduced in the market as the larger version of Mk2, based on the original S-Type’s platform. The 4.2-liter straight-six was the only engine used in the 420, and it could be paired with either a 4-speed manual transmission or a 3-speed automatic. With regard to the design and placement of the grille and headlights, the 420G set the bar for the majority of Jaguar creations over the following few decades. During the 1960s’ the 420 was one of the most ominous-looking vehicles which grabbed the attention of Kray Twins, Ronnie and Reggie, who each drove a 420 during their reign of the London criminal underground in the 1960s’.

6. Best– XE SV Project 8


The XE was the smallest sedans out all the jaguars. The sportiest XE S had the same 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine as the base model F-Type, but it was also offered with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines. Then, Jaguar’s Special Vehicles division took control of the vehicle and made the majority of changes to produce the eye-catching XE SV Project 8. The Project 8 was the follow-up model to the limited-edition Project 7, an F-Type-based vehicle with a 1950s-inspired design. Under the hood of the Project 8 was the most powerful version of Jaguar’s 5.0L supercharged V8. The car drives on All Wheel Drive system with a wide-body kit and big spoiler on the trunk. Most of the parts were made up of carbon fiber making the car even more lighter. The Project 8 is undoubtedly one of the best Jaguars ever produced and one of the coolest sports sedans around.

5. Worst – S-Type

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In between 1999 and 2007 Jaguar produced the relatively good-looking luxury S-Type which was the last generation. The model was commissioned by Ford, who at the time owned Jaguar, and was created on the same Ford DEW98 platform as the final Thunderbird and Lincoln LS. The S-Types’s design was deliberately inspired by the original S-Type in the 1960s. A few of the engines were V6s and V8, and the S-Type R had a 4.2-liter V8 that was supercharged. The S-Type had a lot of problems, and fixing them could easily cost more than the car itself.

4. Worst– X-Type

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Ford also commissioned the X-Type, which was built on the Ford Mondeo’s platform. Unfortunately, the X-type was a rather unsightly pile of metal and leather, in contrast to the fantastic mid-range Mondeo. The X-Type was a significant vehicle for Jaguar because it lifted the business out of its hovel. The X-Type was also the first Jaguar vehicle to come equipped with a 4-cylinder, a diesel engine, a wagon variant, and front-wheel drive. Nearly 350,000 units of X-Type were sold during its 8 year production run.

3. Worst– XJS

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The XJS was brought into the market as a luxury grand tourer and was on a sale for a record 21 years-between 1975 and 1996. the vehicle made its debut with a 5.3L V12 engine but eventually gained a straight-6 engine in the 1980s as a cheaper option. Early in the 1990s, the XJS received another facelift and was offered with a larger 4.0L straight-6, the same 5.3L V12, and a larger 6.0L V12. The XJS was completely out of date by this point but continued to be produced until 1996 when it was replaced by the brand-new XK8.

2. Worst– XK8

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When the XK8 was introduced, it greatly outperformed the XJS in terms of technology, comfort, and specifications. The only V8 engine options for the XK were a new 4.0-liter naturally aspirated engine and a supercharged 4.2-liter in the XK-R. The XK was a fantastic car, but like most British cars of the time, it had some reliability and electrics issues.

1. Worst– E-Pace

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The Jaguar E-Pace is undoubtedly the worst Jaguar of the present era. The E-Pace is the smallest crossover/SUV made by Jaguar, but unlike the larger F-Pace, it lacks visual appeal. FWD is also offered in the lower trims of this vehicle. In comparison to other recent Jaguar products, the E-Pace is disappointing. The E-Pace has a 2.0L turbocharged engine with either 250hp or 300hp that is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission in North America. Although the exterior is awful, the interior is designed in the traditional Jaguar manner. It’s among the worst Jaguar models ever produced.


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