KBB Editors' Overview
By Keith Buglewicz - Updated Date: 3/12/2014
Making a beautiful car is one thing. Making a powerful car is another. But combining the two and creating an icon? That's the rare magic Jaguar crafted with its XK sport coupe and convertible.
You'll Like This Car If...
Both elegant and menacing, the 2015 Jaguar XK, XKR and XKR-S blend clean, simple and powerful design with the horsepower and performance to keep the promise. Packed with luxury and technology, there's no doubt you're behind the wheel of a car that competes in the same rarified air as others like the BMW 640i, or even the Porsche 911. If it strikes a chord with you, this is your last chance to act, as Jaguar will be discontinuing the XK after the current model year to make room for an all-new XK.
Just look at it. If you want a car that looks this good, and has the horsepower to back up its promise of performance, the 2015 Jaguar XK and XKR models deserve a look.
You May Not Like This Car If...
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.
What's New for 2015
There's little new for the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup. The limited edition XKR-S GT is gone, but otherwise there's nothing new, since the car is on its last model year in its current iteration. Keep your eyes open for an all-new XK in the next year or so.
There are two versions of the 2015 Jaguar XK models, and we don't just mean coupe and convertible.
The XK and XKR are classic grand touring coupes, offering a comfortable suspension that nonetheless combines with steering, braking and cornering abilities to satisfy enthusiastic drivers. There's plenty of power from the XK's naturally-aspirated V8, and even more from the XKR's supercharged version. If you're looking for a version that trades off some of the luxury for performance, there's the XKR-S, with an even more powerful V8, a sharper suspension, and styling that trades some elegance for aggressiveness. In turns, the XK's electronic stability control gave drivers plenty of leeway before activating, and the adaptive suspension returned impressive road holding and ride comfort. On the flip side, the sleek shape makes outward vision difficult, and the navigation display can wash out in bright sunlight.
ANY WAY YOU LIKE IT
If self-expression is a measure of luxury, then the 2015 Jaguar XK is one of the most luxurious cars on the road. Even the "base" XK offers up 12 different paint colors, 11 different interior trims, and five different wheel styles.
BOWERS & WILKINS SURROUND SOUND
High-end audio systems are just as much a requirement of a luxury car as leather and chrome. But the Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system takes the 2015 Jaguar XF to a whole new level. Much in the way moms prefer Jiff peanut butter, choosey audiophiles choose Bowers & Wilkins.
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