Summary, Prices, Specs

By March 8, 2013


The Jaguar XK excels as a luxury GT. The brilliant, British 5.0-liter V8 in all its variants, along with the aluminum chassis and sophisticated suspension make for a sensational driving experience. Elegant exterior design and luxe interior pay homage to Jaguar's past while bringing it into the future. Pull up to a five-star resort in one of these and you will be given the full VIP treatment. This is still one of the most tasteful and able cars in its class.

Ted West reported from Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, with Laura Burstein reporting from San Diego, and Sam Moses in Portland.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Jaguar XK Touring Coupe ($79,000), XK Touring Convertible ($85,000), XK Coupe ($84,500), XK Convertible ($90,500); XKR Coupe ($97,500), XKR Convertible ($103,500); XKR-S Coupe ($132,000), XKR-S Convertible ($138,000)
Engines:385-hp 5.0-liter V8; 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8; 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):frontal airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control, Understeer Control Logic, Engine Drag Torque Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes with EBD and EBA, Adaptive Restraint Technology, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Understeer Control Logic; popup rollbars on convertible
Safety equipment (optional):Active Lighting System
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Castle Bromwich, England
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Jaguar XKR-S Coupe ($132,000)
Standard equipment:heated leather seats, leather headliner, full power accessories, automatic climate control with humidity control, Bluetooth, Bowers & Wilkins 525W premium surround sound system with 6-disc CD/WMA/MP3 changer and satellite radio, Navigation system with DVD mapping and 7-inch touchscreen, bi-xenon headlights, heated exterior mirrors, Rain-sensing wipers, headlight washers, front and rear parking sensors, Active Front Lighting, keyless entry/start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated leather steering wheel, 20-inch wheels
Options as tested (MSPR):gray brake calipers ($450)
Destination charge:$875
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$133325
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:5.0-liter supercharged 32-valve V8
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):550 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):502 @ 2500
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:15/22 mpg
Wheelbase:108.3 in.
Length/width/height:188.7/74.5/52.0 in.
Track, f/r:61.4/63.3 in.
Turning circle:35.8 ft.
Seating Capacity:2 plus 2
Head/hip/leg room, f:37.4/na/43.0 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:30.2/na/27.6 in.
Cargo volume:11.7 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent double wishbone
Suspension, r:independent double wishbone
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:3968 lbs.
Tires:W255/35ZR20 front, W295/30ZR20 rear
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:18.8 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of March 8, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-4JAGUAR -