2013 Jaguar XK Touring -- elegance gets more affordable

By KBB.com Editors on August 16, 2012 9:54 AM

2013 Jaguar XK Touring

While Jag's sportiest line carries over largely unchanged for the new season there is one rather significant addition to the family. It comes in the form of a new 2013 Jaguar XK Touring model. Available in both XK Touring Coupe and XK Touring Convertible form, this newly-minted variation on the theme retains all of the essential character of its siblings, but dispenses with things like suede headliner, climate-controlled seats, Bowers & Wilkins audio and 20-inch wheel/tire package in return for a $5,500 price drop that sees the XK Touring Coupe open at $79,875 and the XK Touring Convertible start at $85,875.

Offered only in a mono-spec configuration, both of these new Touring variants do come with a bounty of attractive features in addition to the XK's standard 385-horespower/5.0-liter V8 and 6-speed automatic transmission. Exterior highlights include subtle Aero Pack front/rear spoiler lips, 19-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming power folding mirrors, Reverse Park Camera and Parking Sensors. The still-plush cabin features bond-grain leather upholstery, Satin Rosewood veneer trim, heated front seats, a 525-watt Jaguar Premium Sound System with Satellite Radio, keyless entry/start and a multi-function steering wheel.