A car with a list price of £60,000 can never be described as cheap, but you do get plenty of equipment for the money. The coupe falls into insurance group 19, where most alternatives are in group 20. Fuel consumption is low at just 25mpg (given the performance that's not bad) while servicing is expensive, although you can at least expect superb service from Jaguar dealers
The XK scores badly on the eco front and the 4.2-litre V8 engine emits 269g/km of CO2 and returns 25mpg. Compared to a standard family car this is poor, but alongside similarly powerful cars it's about the same. The more powerful 5.0-litre introduced in early 2009 is actually cleaner, emitting 264g/km of CO2 but still averages 25mpg.
Jaguar has made great improvements in this area in recent years and the firm continues to score highly in customer satisfaction surveys both in the UK and the US.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£2,328 - £2,530 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|5.0 V8 Petrol||264 g/km (Min)||£570|
|5.0 V8 Petrol||292 g/km (Max)||£570|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£325 - £570
See tax rates for all versions
46 - 50
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.