If you’ve watched TV at all lately, you’ll have noticed the fantasy-inspired ads for one of the best entry-level luxury-sports sedans on the market, Jaguar’s 2002 X-Type. While small, the X-Type (available engines: 2.5 liter V-6 at 194 horsepower or 3.0 liter V-6 at 231 horsepower) toes the line against import rivals Mercedes C-Class, Audi A-4, and BMW 3 Series and retains the best of Jaguar’s legendary interior design and handling. A word to the wise: Options can easily send the $29,950 list price soaring. Read more at