2008 Jaguar XKR

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7 reviews
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Available Price Range $18,936-$37,788 Trims2 Combined MPG 19 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2008 Jaguar XKR

Our Take

The 2008 Jaguar XK, now in its second year following a 2007 overhaul, is a high-priced luxury sports car that drives as well as it looks. Ground-hugging reflexes, an exceptional automatic transmiss... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pointless backseat
  • Limited cargo space (convertible)
  • Some interior quality issues
  • Paddles easily jostled
  • XKR grille
  • Power antenna

Notable Features

  • 300-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (XK)
  • 420-hp, supercharged V-8 (XKR)
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Lightweight, all-aluminum body
  • Standard Bluetooth technology
  • Rear parking sensors


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in November 2006 about the convertible version of the 2007 Jaguar XKR. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.The 2007 Jaguar XKR is a high-performance version of the XK, available in both coupe and convertible body styles. Sig... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 7 reviews

Great car to drive

by orca from Seattle, Wa on January 17, 2009

I bought this car new and have really enjoyed driving it. It is fast and is a great road car. It also gets lots of looks because of its unique styling that stands out from the sea of BMW's and Japanes... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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