New Cars 2010 Jaguar XK ranks 5 out of 9 Super Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 75 published reviews and test drives of the Jaguar XK, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
For example, the new XK has received a set of all-new headlight units that are not only slimmer (by 15mm) than the ones they replace but now feature subtle LED daylight running lights alongside intricately styled reflector units.
These sit above a new, larger oval grille framed in chrome with mesh in the center that, in the case of the XKR, is finished in black. Mounted either side of the grille are a pair of small air scoops feeding air to the brakes
Jaguar attempts to make the cabin tech interface as lovely as everything else, but ends up with a menu system that looks like 1990s Web design. This interface, built on Adobe Flash, slides menu buttons in from the left side of the screen, slick animation that ultimately proves more spectacle than practical.
We found ourselves having to drill down through multiple menus to choose music from a connected iPod, place a phone call, or enter a destination in the navigation system, too frequently pulling our attention from the road. There is also a voice command system, but it only offered the basics, not sophisticated enough to let us dial contacts by saying a person's name or choose music.
The XK can be ordered with 18-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels. A navigation system with a seven-inch LCD touch screen is standard. Other features include front and side airbags, stability control, Burl Walnut or satin-finish Poplar trim, and keyless entry and start.
Options include a 525-watt Alpine premium sound system, Sirius satellite radio, soft-grain leather, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, and a heated steering wheel.
Body Style Convertible Size Midsize Market Segment Luxury Length 188.7 in. Width 74.5 in. Height 52.3 in. Wheelbase 108.3 in. Front Track 61.4 in. Rear Track 62.8 in. Seats 4 Cargo Volume 7.1 cu. ft. Leg Room (Front Row) 43.0 in. Head Room (Front Row) 37.8 in. Shoulder Room (Front Row) 56.6 in. Leg Room (Second Row) 27.6 in. Head Room (Second Row) 33.1 in. Shoulder Room 42.4 in. Fuel Type Gas Engine Type 5.0L V8
Label: Jaguar XK