2014 Jaguar XK – Review

2014 Jaguar XK – Review
06 Aug 2013

Jaguar XK 300Jaguar XK is a very decent and appealing 2 door coupe that is remained unchanged for the 2014 model year but it is not a big deal because the Jaguar XK is one of the perfect coupes on the market. The XK is one of those British cars that offers a grand touring fun and elegance with a sports touch. The 2014 Jaguar XK is an aluminum 2+2 coupe known for its power, performance, comfort and unique driving attitude. The model was redesigned in 2007 and this is the vehicle that has a strong background and fastest evolution in the history of Jaguar lineup. The 2014 Jaguar XF is also available in convertible style that is an evidence of its versatility.

Styling, Comfort and Specifications

The 2014 Jaguar XF carries a modern design language with a few touches of a traditional luxury Jaguar. The car has a long nose with a short rear deck that interprets the Jaguar’s legendary E-Type. The exterior is complemented with timeless aluminum curves, teardrop shaped headlamps, larger air intake vents, rear spoiler, rear defogger, rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and different models of the Jaguars lineup sits on a choice of wheels between 19 inches and 20 inches. The 2014 Jaguar XK is offered in coupe and convertible body styles and each is available in four trims, XK Touring, XK, XKR and XKRS. These trim levels have certain distinguishing exterior features that make them different from each other.

Dimensions

  • Length    188.7 Inches
  • Width     74.5 Inches
  • Height    52 Inch
  • Wheelbase    108.3 Inches
  • Curb weight    3770 Lbs

The interior of the 2014 Jaguar XK is really sophisticated and appealing that is also kept unchanged with very few and minor changes that includes the shapes and organization of different buttons. Standard interior features include leather upholstery, tilt and telescoping power adjustable steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, touchscreen interface, a navigation system, Premium sound system with a  CD player, heated 10 way power front seats, iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio, Bluetooth Phone Connectivity, auxiliary audio jack and the convertible models adds Tonneau cover and operated roof. Moving up to  the upper trims, the users will get some more standard features to increase its charm and convenience.

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Safety Features

Standard safety features on the entire lineup of the 2014 Jaguar XK are front side airbags, antilock disc brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, tire pressure monitoring, stability control and traction control. Additional to these features, the convertible adds pop up rollover bars.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2014 Jaguar XK lineup is powered with different levels of power and performance capabilities of a 5.0 liter V8 that delivers 385 horsepower and 380 lb ft of torque on the XK model. The rear wheel drive and a six speed automatic are standard. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway (Coupe) and 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway (Convertible).

The XKR gets a Supercharged version of the same Powertrain that produces 510 horsepower and 461 lb ft of torque. Fuel economy is 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway in either body style and acceleration from 0-60 mph is 4.5 seconds.

A more powerful Supercharged of the same engine is offered to the XKR-S produces 550 horsepower and 502 lb ft of torque. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is 4.3 seconds.

Pricing and Availability

The lineup is priced at $79,000-$90,500 and will go on sale later this year.

Competitors

BMW 6-series, Porsche 911, Mercedes Benz SL-Class,

Pros

  • Eye catching exterior
  • Well equipped and well crafted cabin
  • Smooth V8 engines

Cons

  • Cramped rear seat
  • Unresponsive touchscreen
  • No manual transmission

The Verdict

For those looking for a sublime coupe with a sporty feel and driving dynamics, the 2014 Jaguar XK is a perfect choice for them which is a blend of class and performance.

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Bilal Amjad

Bilal Amjad is a professional content writer and learning latest web trends. I love to drive cars and happy to write on cars related topics.