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Now under the ownership of India's Tata Motors, Jaguar has undertaken a complete redesign of its product lineup. While the XF and XJ have received a bold new design theme, this luxury automaker's stylish 2011 XK Coupe and Convertible remain the brand's most powerfully emotional driving statements. Sexy styling, smooth and powerful V8 engines (supercharged in the XKR versions, reviewed separately), and sporty driving dynamics give these luxurious 2+2 grand tourers the chops to compete against the likes of the BMW 650i and Porsche 911. The XK may not be as ultimately sporty as those cars, but a distinct British accent gives it a charisma all its own.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for a premium sports car with drop-dead gorgeous looks, plenty of luxury amenities and sophisticated ride and handling characteristics, the 2011 Jaguar XK is a perfect choice. You need only to decide if you want the open-air fun of the Convertible or the extra rigidity of the Coupe.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If your sports car tastes run to harder-edged cars with sharper handling characteristics, you'll be better served by the German or Italian competitors, as well as the American performance leader, the Chevrolet Corvette.
What's New for 2011
After substantial engine and suspension changes for 2010, the 2011 Jaguar XK gets a new 5 year/50,000-mile complimentary scheduled maintenance program and a 75th Anniversary edition of the supercharged XKR Coupe, commemorating 75 years of cars carrying the Jaguar name.
More of a grand tourer than a pure sports car, the 2011 Jaguar XK is capable, comfortable and exceptionally rewarding to drive. The silky and powerful V8 emits a throaty, enthusiastic rumble. It works well with the six-speed automatic transmission, which delivers quick, smooth shifts. The dynamic mix is well balanced, too, featuring stability and traction control systems that don't intervene too quickly, nicely weighted steering and an adaptive suspension system that delivers ride comfort as well as handling prowess. On the down side, some driver sightlines are blocked, especially in the Convertible with the top up, and the navigation display can wash out in bright sunlight. All things considered, however, the Jaguar XK is a beautiful cruiser that you'll love to drive.
Impeccable Sense of Style
Owners of high-end sports cars want to feel like they're driving something special, and the XK delivers. Coupe or Convertible, the XK's looks transcend mere automotive design, giving each car a captivating presence.
From its exceptionally stiff bonded unit body to its sexy body panels to various suspension components, the 2011 Jaguar XK makes extensive use of lightweight aluminum throughout. This light and strong metal helps trim performance-robbing mass and optimize handling responsiveness and precision.
Contemporary yet with classic overtones, the XK's interior is a mix of high-tech features surrounded by polished hardwoods and supple hand-stitched leather. The driver-oriented cockpit features white-on-black analog gauges, easy-to-reach controls and a simple center stack with audio and climate controls topped by a seven-inch touch-screen for the standard navigation system. The front seats are nicely bolstered to provide support during hard cornering, and they have enough room to accommodate six-foot-plus occupants. The rear seat is just for show; it's better left to briefcases or duffel bags than human occupants. The Coupe's hatchback design eases access to a relatively small 10.6 cubic-foot cargo area, while the Convertible's trunk holds 10.0 cubic feet of cargo with the top up, less with the top down.
Few cars can rival the sleekly sculpted lines of the 2011 Jaguar XK's aluminum bodywork. It has the long-nose/short-deck proportions of classic sports cars, including the marque's legendary E-Type. Key styling features include a low stance, a large grille with a bright mesh insert, prominently flared fenders and LED taillights. The Convertible has a power-activated soft top that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds with the press of a button.
Notable Standard Equipment
Functional and fashionable, the 2011 Jaguar XK comes predictably well equipped. Customers can choose from wood or aluminum trim to go with the rich leather upholstery. Aiding passenger comfort are dual-zone automatic climate control and 16-way power front seats that are both heated and cooled. Tech features consists of bi-xenon headlights, a DVD-based navigation system with a seven-inch touch screen and a 525-watt Bowers & Wilkins audio system. Safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with Emergency Brake Assist, traction control and electronic stability control, front- and front-side airbags and active front head restraints that help prevent whiplash. The Convertible also has self-deploying rollover hoops.
Notable Optional Equipment
With so much standard equipment, there are very few options. An Advanced Technology Package comes with Active Front Lighting that points into turns and Adaptive Cruise Control that maintains a safe following distance from traffic ahead. Stand-alone options include HD Radio, 19- and 20-inch wheels and either dimpled aluminum or (at no charge) Burl Walnut, Rich Oak or Figured Ebony veneers.
Under the Hood
The 2011 Jaguar XK models are powered by a 5.0-liter all-aluminum V8. This smooth and sophisticated engine features direct fuel injection and variable camshaft timing to produce 385 horsepower. The responsive six-speed ZF automatic transmission has a Sport mode that delivers quick upshifts and downshifts and can be manually shifted via the gearshift or a pair of steering-wheel paddles. It also incorporates a throttle-blipping feature to smooth transitions on the downshifts. With so much power on tap, the 2011 Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible are capable of zero-to-sixty sprints in the low five-second range.
385 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
380 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/24 (Coupe), 16/22 (Convertible)
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2011 Jaguar XK Coupe starts around $84,000, while the XK Convertible starts at closer to $90,000. Those prices make the XK a few thousand dollars more expensive than its BMW 650i and Porsche 911 Carrera competitors. To see actual transaction prices for the Jaguar XK in your area, be sure to check the New Car Blue Book Value. While Jaguar residual values have historically been significantly below those of BMW and Porsche, buyers who favor Jaguar's style and spirit might be inclined to buy the XK in spite of the steeper depreciation they may suffer at trade-in time.
Jaguar XK Consumer Reviews
Happy XK Owner
December 31, 2017
Best Grand Touring Vehicle Ever
Poor mans Aston Martin. Beautiful head turner. Terrific suspension. Needs to have a battery charger on any time not driven. If you...
April 26, 2017
Oh those exotic looks, seat of your pants speed
Reliable, affordable when purchased use, curb appeal, average maintenance, low if you are handy or can find an indy shop. Loving the...
January 27, 2016
I'veowned 11 Jags. This is the most amazing car"
January 08, 2016
I LOVE this car
I plan to buy a newer XKR just because it is faster. I really wish I would have done that the first go around. This car is plenty fast...
December 25, 2015
Most reliable car we've ever owned!!!
We own and enjoy a 08 xk luxury convertible with 20 inch wheels, fantastic looking!!! People always stop and look at it and give us...
November 28, 2015
If you love to drive
Having owned most of the models in the high end sports car market, I can say without hesitation, the XK is much better than the...
Jag XKR Conv.
October 20, 2015
Sleek black beauty supercharged
Exceeds my expectations, a real head turner. When I open the car up and roar the 510 HP down the strip in sport mode the acceleration is...
August 11, 2015
Most gorgeous car ever.
Pros include styling, reliability, handling under most conditions except snow & ice. It's a "hoot" to drive & quite a head turner. Cons...
February 15, 2015
The Jag XK makes you feel like James Bond!
The 2011 XK Convertible has stunning beauty when you see it passing you by. Heads turn no matter where I go. The car does not have the...
February 07, 2015
I love driving this car; fast, responsive, excellent cornering! My age (80+) is interfering with getting in and out of the vehicle, and...