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For The Jaguar XK offers sports car sharpness and great looks. It’s roomy in the front and the engines sound fabulous.

Against It’s expensive to buy and run, yet the interior feels cheap. The rear seats are so cramped that it’s effectively a two-seater.

Jaguar XK Coupe
33 5stars

The Jaguar XK is still a fine car to drive, but it’s starting to feel its age in other areas.

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There are 3 Jaguar XK versions available

Coupe 5.0 V8 Signature 2dr £54,975
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 5.0 V8 Dynamic R 2dr £69,975
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 5.0 V8 R-S 2dr £97,490
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Jaguar XK gets harder and faster as you move up the range. However, we reckon the entry-level model is the pick – it’s still fast, plus it handles beautifully and is significantly cheaper than the other versions.

If you want your XK to stand out even more, in addition to the usual range of Jaguar accessories, you can also choose from the Portfolio range, which includes items to improve the stereo as well as the way your car looks and drives.

Every Jaguar XK comes with a three-year warranty and three years’ roadside assistance. If your car can’t be repaired within four hours, Jaguar will pay for your onward travel or for you to stay in a hotel.

Reader test team says:

Jaguar XK Coupe 5.0 V8 R 2dr

Just watched the Whatcar 'practical supercar' review. I have to comment on their findings, especially placing the Jaguar last and the grounds for…

Jonathan Passmore

4 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XK Coupe 5.0 V8 Portfolio 2dr

I've had my 5.0 Portfolio for 4 months now, so about time to review. Frankly, its a great car. Genuinely can't think of anything better in the…

Mark Vasey

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XK Coupe 4.2 XKR 2dr

I own an XKR and it's both superb to drive and stunning to look at. It turns heads in ways that (Daddy's) Porsche can't and has all the silky smooth…

Tim Ingram

5 out of 5 stars

Jaguar XK Coupe 5.0 V8 R 2dr

What car rate this 3 stars! Compared to what?? A DB9 costing £2k a year to service? A Ferrari you'd have to mortgage the kids to insure? A Lambo that…

Jeff Ward

5 out of 5 stars
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