Excellent handling, superbly refined, generous standard kit, wonderful engine
Shallow boot, useless rear seats, no manual gearbox
Jaguar seems to be gradually adapting to life in the 21st century and the new XK is the strongest evidence yet that it can make a modern car that drives as well as it looks. Like the XJ saloon in 2003, the new XK coupe benefits from lightweight aluminium construction making it feel more of a sportscar on the road rather than the heavy grand tourer the original XK8 was.
Class-leading safety, generous equipment levels and a thundering V8 engine all add up to making the XK an incredibly desirable and genuinely appealing sports coupe. In March 2009 the model was facelifted with new bumpers, LED rear lights and a new 5.0-litre V8 engine replacing the previous 4.2-litre.
What owners say about this car
In my view the XK is the ultimate grand touring car. I have owned a XK8 4.2 and a XK... Read owner review
I have always wanted one of these since the first release back in the 90's but needed something more practical... Read owner review
A luxurious sports GT with plenty of room .... unless you're a rear seat passenger!... Read owner review