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2013 Jaguar XK-Series XKR S

2013 Jaguar XK-Series Review

(0 Stars)  The last “real” Jaguar.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The suspension tuning from the XKR-S is now available as an option for all models. Twenty-inch wheels are now standard.
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.

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2013 XK-Series XKR S Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Supercharged
Engine: 5.0L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 15 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 273 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
16.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 550 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 502 ft lb of torque @ 2,500 rpm

'13 Jaguar XKR S Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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