Jaguar XK

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

90
Priced From $84,500
MPG 20.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only

New Car Test Drive

03/23/12
2012-03-23
93
100

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Laura Burstein Laura Burstein Score Pending 2012 Jaguar XK Convertible

Still one of the most tasteful and able cars in its class, the Jaguar XK excels as a luxury GT. It makes for a sensational driving experience. Elegant exterior design and luxe interior pay homage to Jaguar’s past while bringing it into the future.

Winding Road

07/31/12
2012-07-31
93
100

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Seyth Miersma Seyth Miersma Score Pending 2012 Jaguar XK Convertible

If you can afford the XKR-S, and you love the silly fun of open-top driving at illegal speeds, you’re a candidate for this spectacular machine. We should all be so lucky.

MotorWeek

03/30/12
2012-03-30
93
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe

The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is indeed the fastest production Jaguar ever, and incredibly enough, it accomplished this without losing any “Jag-ness” along the way.

AutoWeek

02/13/12
2012-02-13
92
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Roger Hart Roger Hart Score Pending 2012 Jaguar XK Convertible

The XKR-S represents the pinnacle for the brand. Jaguar’s goal of building a gentleman’s race car that you could drive to the racetrack, have some fun in, then go out and have a casual drive around town, has been successful.

New York Times

06/22/12
2012-06-22
92
100

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe

This XKR-S will lift the spirits of a few score Americans, and I’m glad to have driven it. Spectacular to behold, with 550 supercharged V-8 horsepower and a top speed of 186 miles per hour, it can be considered the explosive cap to the long-running XK lineup.

Car and Driver

02/24/12
2012-02-24
92
100

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Steve Siler Steve Siler 6.1 out of 10 2012 Jaguar XK Convertible

With nimbleness that matches its speed, the XKR-S convertible is as dynamically satisfying as any droptop in its class. We’re comfortable saying that a manlier Jaguar convertible has never roamed the streets.

Motor Trend

11/11/11
2011-11-11
91
100

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Nate Martinez Nate Martinez Score Pending 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe

It is easy to understand why the XKR-S should be extremely popular with Jaguar fans, with its uncharacteristic speed and lithe cornering abilities. And when it comes to rarity, bombshell looks, and a truly earth-shaking voice, this cat’s got them all beat.

CNET.com

03/30/12
2012-03-30
91
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe

The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S makes great power with its supercharged V-8 engine and backs it up with fantastic, grippy handling. Slinky styling and a throaty exhaust make this Jaguar nearly as nice to watch from the outside as it is to drive.

Automobile Magazine

02/14/12
2012-02-14
91
100

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Ronald Ahrens Ronald Ahrens Score Pending 2013 Jaguar XK Convertible

Exquisite, rare, and fast, the XKR-S convertible’s refinement and beauty are balanced against its brutal potency.

Car and Driver

09/16/11
2011-09-16
91
100

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Tony Swan Tony Swan 7.2 out of 10 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe

The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is handsome, comfortable, and meticulously assembled, as well as seriously fast. The luxury GT game has a compelling new player.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

03/15/12
2012-03-15
91
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe

The XKR-S was built for three things: going fast, screaming like a banshee and making passengers wet themselves. Without a doubt, the XKR-S is a significant evolution of the standard XK.

Business Week

05/17/11
2011-05-17
91
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Jaguar XK Coupe

The 2011 Jaguar XKR Coupe is insanely fast, elegant-looking, and starts at less than 100 grand. It also creates a stir wherever you take it.

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