Although a premium brand, Jaguar has always served as a less expensive alternative to even more premium brands like Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin. So while the Jaguar XK isn't cheap, its price looks attractive when compared to the similar Aston Martin DB9.
There are four models in the XK lineup: the base XK and XK Touring share a naturally-aspirated 385-horsepower version of Jaguar's 5-liter V8, which sends power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Each will sprint to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and return 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The pricier XKR and XKR-S each employ a turbocharger to wring 510 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque from the 5-liter engine.Read more »
The XK is nicely equipped in its base form, having features commonly exclusive to top-level trims. Audio is provided by a Bowers & Wilkins 14-speaker system with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound. Seating surfaces are wrapped in a soft grain leather also found on the instrument trim, door panels and steering wheel. In addition, the steering wheel is heated and mounted with audio and cruise controls. Each front seat is heated and cooled, plus 16-way power adjustable. Base XK models roll on 20-inch alloy wheels and are equipped with HID headlights accented by LED running lights. Adaptive Front Lighting with a 15-degree headlight rotation is available for better illumination around a road's bends and corners.
Costing less than the base XK, the XK Touring provides customers who are price-conscious with a chance to enjoy the thrill of a Jaguar. Using the same powertrain as the base, the XK Touring removes or replaces a few options to reduce the MSRP. For instance, the XK Touring does not have the Bowers & Wilkins audio system found in the base XK, instead using a Jaguar system with a single-disc CD player. The front seats have a sport-inspired design, 10-way power and a bond grain leather-trim. The exterior is equipped with an aerodynamic package for improved efficiency and the wheels are 19-inch alloys. The steering wheel is power-adjustable and features automatic tilt-away for easy entry and exit.
Able to hit 60 mph in only 4.6 seconds, the XKR puts 510-horsepower in front of the driver's foot. Fuel efficiency, while not a bright spot, is not dismal at 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. Helping the forced-induction engine move air more efficiently, the exhaust utilizes a quad tailpipe design that complements the XKR's aggressive styling. A high-performance braking system is better suited to handle the power of the supercharged engine. As part of the Jaguar R styling kit, hood louvers have a "Supercharged" script. The front fascia, headrests and steering wheel are all embossed with an "R" logo. A Bower & Wilkins audio system comes with standard HD radio.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Jaguar XK$94,995 | 4,554 mi
2013 Jaguar XK$69,995 | 612 mi
2012 Jaguar XK$54,995 | 16,127 mi
2012 Jaguar XK$58,962 | 3,099 mi
2012 Jaguar XK$76,254 | 6,750 mi
2012 Jaguar XK$79,995 | 9,611 mi
2012 Jaguar XK$79,995 | 6,331 mi
2012 Jaguar XK$82,495 | 18,691 mi
2011 Jaguar XK$59,990 | 12,606 mi
2011 Jaguar XK$59,998 | 13,335 mi
2010 Jaguar XK$40,990 | 43,778 mi
2010 Jaguar XK$48,314 | 36,004 mi
2010 Jaguar XK$49,995 | 27,875 mi
2009 Jaguar XK$38,479 | 26,780 mi
2008 Jaguar XK$24,988 | 87,707 mi
2008 Jaguar XK$30,998 | 53,610 mi
2008 Jaguar XK$35,990 | 30,063 mi
2007 Jaguar XK$27,295 | 63,728 mi
2007 Jaguar XK$29,998 | 39,772 mi
2007 Jaguar XK$33,995 | 44,012 mi
2007 Jaguar XK$34,995 | 29,546 mi
1999 Jaguar XK8$10,985 | 94,393 mi
Upscale and modern features but has a relatively small trunk
Offers thrilling driving experience with less interior luxury
Outperforms the XK in many aspects, but with a six-digit MSRP
More power for the money though it lacks luxury refinements