2008 Jaguar S-Type Interior
This interior review was written when the 2008 Jaguar S-Type was new.
Reviews show that the S-Type's interior is upscale and tasteful. The S-Type can seat four adults comfortably. Forbes says the S-Type is both plush and "conservatively British."
In line with consensus, Kelley Blue Book calls its interior "sumptuous." However, some reviewers note inconsistency in the quality of the materials. Edmunds finds that this luxury sedan's interior is "a mix of virtues and vice: high comfort in front but skimpy space in back, and old-world British ambience with unfortunate splashes of Ford-grade controls and materials." Consumer Guide states, "Though some buttons and controls are Ford-family generic, standard wood cabin trim, richly padded surfaces befit a Jaguar."
In addition to premium fit and finish, the 2008 Jaguar S-Type is roomy for those under 6 feet and comes with a sizeable cargo space. "Ergonomically, this cat is well-adjusted," affirms Automobile.com. The S-Type has a "cozy feel," says Consumer Guide, but is roomy enough. With plenty of leg and headroom up front, the S-Type will accommodate drivers of all sizes, states Automobile.com. Yet, Forbes finds that the front seats could benefit from "more lateral support to hold occupants more firmly." Edmunds cites a downside to the S-Type interior cabin is the "perception of confinement at all positions."
Auto reviewers also note the "considerably less royal" rear seat treatment, with a restricted roofline limiting the over six-foot crowd. In contrast, The Auto Channel finds the rear space "good," recognizing storage space and a center console with cupholders for backseat passengers. Consumer Guide cites legroom as being "barely adequate," claiming three adults in the back is a crowd.
The 2008 Jaguar S-Type standard interior features include air conditioning with climate control, external temperature, floor mats, adjustable driver seat with height and lumbar adjustment, lockable glove compartment, a ten-speaker sound system, wood and leather electrically adjustable multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and an additional long list of provided features.
The S-Type's optional Navigation and Bluetooth package garnered mixed opinions from auto reviewers. Some found it simple, while others found the touch screen system lacking. Consumer Guide found the navigation "not intuitive," as it "transforms some radio and climate controls into multistage touch screen options."
Most report that the S-Type has adequate cargo room when compared to other cars in its class. "When it comes to accommodating non-human items," says Automobile.com, the S-Type cargo space carries "a fairly standard volume" for this car segment. The rear seats fold down in a 60/40 split, creating about 14.1 cubic feet of trunk volume. NewCars.com finds the trunk of the S-Type sedan able to accommodate more objects than the average luxury sedan.