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Jaguar XK Review

The 2015 Jaguar XK ranks 13 out of 16 Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Jaguar XK, as well as reliability and safety data.

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The 2015 Jaguar XK has nimble handling, a comfortable ride and powerful engines, test drivers report, but they think its interior is a little out of date.

The 2015 XK comes standard with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that auto writers report has abundant power. They say that the available supercharged V8 engines provide even more power and exhilarating acceleration. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models, and reviewers find it slow to shift during spirited driving. According to the EPA, the 2015 XK earns 16/24 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. Automotive journalists agree that the XK has agile handling and precise steering, and they feel its comfortable ride makes it well-designed for highway cruising.

Reviewers comment that the 2015 Jaguar XK's cabin is constructed with high-quality leather and wood materials. Some find the interior tasteful and handsome, although others think the cabin seems outdated. The front seats are comfortable, according to test drivers, but they say the rear seats are very small and that the cabin feels confining. The XK coupe's trunk space is large for the class. Standard features include an eight-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system, proximity key, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, navigation, Bluetooth and a USB port. Critics find that the infotainment system is not as intuitive as rivals' systems.

  • "While it's as easy on the eyes as any car out there, there's no getting around the fact that this car is now in its 10th model year. Besides, as a pure sports car, the Porsche 911 and new Chevrolet Corvette offer up an even better driving experience." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The 2015 Jaguar XK provides the luxury and performance expected from the legendary marque. There are some practicality issues, but they rarely detract from a very pleasurable motoring experience." -- Edmunds
  • "As ever, the XK appeals for offering all the class, refinement, and luxury of Jaguar sedans in a sportier, more 'personal' package." -- Consumer Guide (2014)
  • "It would be nice if everything aged like fine wine, but the 2014 Jaguar XK is aging like, well, an automobile. … Truth be told, Jag's 2-door model was technology-deprived even when it debuted back in 2007, and that gap has only widened in this fast-moving luxury segment. The XK's interior also lacks the unbridled opulence that comes to mind when we think of British luxury. But if you're someone who's all about style and performance, the XK may still appeal." -- AutoTrader (2014)

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Other Cars to Consider

The Porsche 911 is one of the most engaging luxury sports cars available, auto writers say, with athletic handling, precise steering and powerful engines. They write that the 911 has a driver-centric interior design, top-quality materials and impressive fit and finish.

Auto journalists agree that any of the BMW 6-Series' various engine options have abundant power. The 6-Series has accurate steering and a comfortable ride, as well as an easy-to-use infotainment system, reviewers write.

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Details: 2015 Jaguar XK

The 2015 Jaguar XK seats four and comes in coupe and convertible body styles. A 5.0-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission are standard in the base XK, and the XKR and XKR-S come with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. The 2015 XK hasn't been redesigned since 2007 and sees no major changes for 2015. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2007 through 2015 model years. 2015 is the final model year of production for the XK.

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Review Last Updated: 5/1/15

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