In-depth Reviews

Jaguar XK owner reviews

"The Jaguar XK has elegant looks, great handling and a thrilling V8 engine."

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

69%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 6reviews
  • 21reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (5 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Really enjoying driving it, a real grand tourer

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

portfolio, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very very good!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent I never realised how often the sun shines

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

XKR

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
Didn't plan on buying an XK as I was looking to trade my XF for another one, but was such a good deal the wife talked me into it. Managed to pick up a 2 year old XKR with 6k miles on the clock for 45k which, when compared to the competition (Aston, Porsche etc.) is a bit of a bargain. So far I don't have any major complaints apart from it having the same entertainment system as the 2009 XF I traded up from and sadly also the same sat-nav which is truly terrible and has cost me many hours sitting in traffic - it doesn't seem to understand city centres are busy during rush hour....but that's a minor as it's such a nice place to sit. Performance is really good, especially the 1.7 second 50-70mph which is great for overtaking and beats pretty much everything else on the road. Running costs are high but getting around 24mpg (used to get 34mpg in my old 3 litre v6 diesel XF) which is actually better than I was expecting. Sadly they don't make the XK anymore and the F-type felt a bit cramped and not very Jag-esque when I test drove one. So would reccomend if you want a great GT car without the price tag of a Bentley or DB9. The XK is well worth a look.
Performance

5 out of 5

With 503bhp performance is excellent.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Standard, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent, and quite economical for nthe engine size. 4200 cc and 31 mpg!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Super charged, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Beautiful styling and great performance. The xkr is a good mix of performance and style with plenty of power and enough comfort to make a super car into an everyday car. I love it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic build and ride qualities. Handles well and the paddle shift is wonderfully smooth and quick

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Wonderful car let down by aftersales

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Signature

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Absolutely Fabulous No Options fitted - everything is already included in this top spec car A real head turner too!
Reliability
Everything works flawlessly
Performance

5 out of 5

stunning - who needs a supercharger anyway?
Running Cost
as expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

4.2 V8

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

22
Review
Brilliant car. Never ever get passed on the Motorway. Lol picked up only 3 pts. Just. Well apart from the year before when I did the course. Car never seems to want to go under 85mph? look after it and it'll look after you. Definitely a future classic. The 2nd E Type.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

portfolio, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Rubbish

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Portfolio, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Has lived up to all expectations

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SJ Sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Luxurious, very comfortable, roomy, great and easy to drive but very expensive on petrol

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I am in serious danger of falling in love with my car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

4.2 Coupe, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Looks and drives really well. Not very practical, rear seats useless, should have left them out and made the boot bigger. Cheaper to buy & run than you might expect.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I love it!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

XK, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Sports car performance blended with british luxory for (top-end) mondeo money!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic looking car, enormous almost frightening/overpowering performance - still getting used to it after two months of ownership. Some niggles with operation and ergonomics - not as good as my previous bmws. Steering much lighter than i'm used to - would have preferred more weight/feel. Ride quality much better than my run flat equipped bmws. In car technology also lags behind bmw/audis/mercs although latest xj seems much better. Yet to try out servicing - however, fixed cost for first 3 services (once a year or every 15000 miles whichever is sooner) seems quite good.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

XKR, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great looks peerless performance and low running costs for the type of car. Jaguar has also designed and built a well made reliable car. First class

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

portfolio, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

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