2014 Jaguar XK

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$79,000

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2014 Jaguar XK
2014 Jaguar XK

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-8 power and sound
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Good balance of handling and ride comfort
  • Timeless looks
  • Limited wind buffeting (convertible)

The bad:

  • Worthless backseat
  • Some low-grade cabin controls
  • Touch-screen's sluggish response
  • Convertible's right-side blind spot
  • Brakes are somewhat grabby

4 trims

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Our 2014 Jaguar XK trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Coupe or convertible
  • 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8
  • Supercharged XKR makes 510 hp
  • High-performance XKR-S makes 550 hp
  • Six-speed automatic

2014 Jaguar XK review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Jaguar XK is a high-end luxury sports car that drives as well as it looks. The four-seat XK comes as a coupe or convertible with V-8 power. There are two high-performance variants of the XK: the XKR and XKR-S. Both have supercharged V-8s, and the XKR-S’ engine puts out 550 horsepower. According to Jaguar, the XKR-S can go from zero to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Competitors include the BMW 650i and Mercedes-Benz SL. For 2014, there’s a limited-edition, high performance XKR-S GT coupe.  A total of 25 cars will be sold in the U.S. and five in Canada.
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New for 2014
The XKR-S GT coupe is available in limited numbers for 2014 with aerodynamic enhancements, suspension modifications and carbon ceramic brakes. A new Performance Pack is available for XKR models, which includes an active exhaust, red brake calipers and diamond-pattern stitching on the seats.
Exterior Highlights

  • 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-folding side mirrors with automatic dimming
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Dual exhaust
  • Power-folding soft-top (convertible)

Interior Highlights

  • Leather seats and steering wheel
  • Available real wood or aluminum trim
  • Navigation system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available leather-appointed dash
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • Standard 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 engine (XK)
  • Available 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 (XKR)
  • Available 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 (XKR-S)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift function
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Daytime running lights
  • Antilock brakes and traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Available collision warning system

XKR
Jaguar’s XKR builds upon the XK with a 510-hp, supercharged version of the 5.0-liter V-8. A modified suspension firms up the ride and sharpens handling. Other changes include a modified exterior with a mesh grille, modified fog lights, larger wheels, quad exhaust and dual hood louvers. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Jaguar says the XKR accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. For 2014, an optional Performance Pack includes an active exhaust, red brake calipers and diamond-pattern stitching on the seats.


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XKR-S
Jaguar says the limited-production XKR-S has a top speed of 186 mph and will leap from zero to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

For 2014, there’s a limited-edition, high-performance XKR-S GT coupe.  A total of 25 cars will be sold in the U.S. and five in Canada. The XKR-S GT coupe features aerodynamic and suspension modifications, as well as carbon ceramic brakes.

Thanks to exhaust system and engine computer tuning, the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 makes 550 hp and 502 pounds-feet of torque. Boost pressure and engine compression are also slightly higher. The engine teams with a six-speed automatic that incorporates shift paddles. The suspension is 10 millimeters lower, and the XKR-S has an electronic differential.

The exterior is different than other XKs. Gloss-black accents are present, and the front bumper incorporates a carbon fiber splitter. The aggressive-looking hood features two horizontal cooling slots near the car’s nose. At the rear, there’s a fixed spoiler with carbon fiber inlay. The XKR-S also has unique wider side sills and a distinctive rear apron with a carbon fiber diffuser.

Inside, there are 16-way power-adjustable performance seats with sculpted side bolsters. RS logos adorn the head restraints and doorsills.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Awesome Performance

this car has been a totally enjoyable experience from the styling to the performance. The design, quality and all other aspects of this car are timeless.

5.0

You won't find a better car for the money

I love the fact that Jaguar's still have a bad rap on reliability. That assures me that I can get a used one for a great price. As for the reliability... I've owned four of them now. My original Jag's an 82' and 89' although great to drive, WERE maintenance nightmares. My 2005 XK8 and now my 2014 XK are as solid as can be. I drove my 2005 until it reached 203,000 miles and only turned it in when it was totaled in an accident. My 2014 is one of the greatest touring cars in the world... PERIOD. I've owned Mercedes' (coupe), BMW's (735), Porches (911), Corvette's, etc. and NONE of them provides the driving pleasure of my Jag's AND ever since Ford took over and now Tata Motors, the reliability of my Jag's are rock solid. So keep that old reliability rap going. It will only allow me to once again get my next Jag at a reasonable price.

5.0

Great value

Love it...excellent vehicle been looking for one for a long time in this condition. Wasn’t made after 2015 replaced by the f-type but I love the 2014 model yr.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/16,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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