Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 23 - 23 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

As you’d expect, Jaguar XKR-S running costs are a little on the steep side. Officially, the XKR-S will return an average of 23mpg, but don’t expect to return anything close to that because its adept handling, performance and fantastic exhaust note means it’s just too tempting to put your foot down. If you manage to get over 20mpg you’ll be doing well.

It is expensive to buy and, with group 50 insurance, expensive to run. You can expect decent, yet pricey service at Jaguar dealerships too.

It’s not green, it’s an outrage. On the carbon dioxide front, Jaguar XKR-S emissions of 292g/km put it in a high tax band.

Jaguar has done well in consumer satisfaction and reliability surveys and although it’s improving there are still question marks over the electronics. Obviously, it’s based on the XK and that has enjoyed a decent reliability record.

The interior looks classy and robust, and during our test we didn’t hear any creaks or groans from the running gear or suspension and the interior was free of disconcerting rattles and buzzes too – all of which bodes well for Jaguar XKR-S reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £630
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Insurance group 50
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