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
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 91
2012 models 91
2011 models 86
2010 models 88
2009 models 84
2008 models 87

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.

Edmunds.com

07/20/12
2012-07-20
91
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Jaguar XK Coupe

The 2013 Jaguar XK provides the luxurious comfort expected from the legendary marque, not to mention lofty levels of performance and even decent value. It has a few quirks, but they rarely detract from a very pleasurable motoring experience.

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.

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.

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