• Intoxicating exhaust note
  • Excellent chassis
  • Mind-reading six-speed auto
  • Looks older than it is
  • Rear seats are useless even by sports car standards
SUM UP The last “real” Jaguar.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for XK-Series in 2013

The suspension tuning from the XKR-S is now available as an option for all models. Twenty-inch wheels are now standard...more

Overview

The XK is now the oldest vehicle in the Jaguar line and is certainly the most traditional-looking—the styling harks back to the 1998 XK8. Still, the car hardly feels like a stodgy old-timer. Its sonorous 5.0-liter V-8s, regardless of power output, respond instantly to the tap of the gas pedal. The interior, restyled a few years ago, closely follows the modern aesthetic of the XF and the XJ. The XK was the last Jag to abandon the old-school J-gate shifter for a rotary shifter. Subtle design tweaks have made the XK more aggressive-looking without robbing it of its clean elegance. The XKR-S, new for 2012, is the most powerful Jaguar you can buy, and it handily outguns the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo S. This year, its aggressive suspension tuning trickles down to other XKs in the form of an option package. But the XK, regardless of trim, is not as sharp as the best sports cars and, in convertible form, doesn’t always feel rigid enough. The XK faces new internal competition from the smaller, cheaper, more sporting F-type that joins the lineup in the spring. Even so, the XK’s blend of comfort and capability should still please many buyers.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and tire-pressure monitoring are standard.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Jaguar XK

  • BMW 6-series
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Porsche 911

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2013 XK-Series Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Memory
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Exterior

  • Rear Spoiler

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Headlight Wiper/Washers
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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