Used Jaguar XK Convertible (2006 - 2014) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013
4.5
The convertible version of the XK is every inch as good as the coupe - despite losing the roof. It uses the same wonderful V8 engine and offers equally rapid performance, but crucially it handles just as well with pin-sharp steering and wonderful agility through corners.

Jaguar XK Convertible (06-14)
Sophisticated image, great performance, sharp handling, superbly refined
Fabric rather than folding metal roof, pointless rear seats, shallow boot

New price range:

£59,885 - £81,500

Used price range:

£6,150 - £32,816

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The convertible version of the XK is every inch as good as the coupe - despite losing the roof. It uses the same wonderful V8 engine and offers equally rapid performance, but crucially it handles just as well with pin-sharp steering and wonderful agility through corners. Unlike some alternatives, the XK uses a fabric roof rather than a folding metal affair, but this does help to keep weight down and it's well insulated from noise and extreme temperatures.

Inside you'll find superb build quality and an upmarket cabin, while refinement is second to none - the XF making a superbly sophisticated cruiser, even with the top down. Other coupes may be more driver focussed, but few can match the Jaguar's all round abilities. In 2009 it was facelifted with a more powerful 5.0-litre V8 engine replacing the 4.2-litre while exterior changes included new bumpers and LED rear lights.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It has 4 wheels.... No seriously you shouldn't consider this car if your looking for practicality at only 19mpg you a going to spend a lot of time at the garage. And forget carrying luggage the boot...  

5 out of 5

Andrew Leatherbarrow ,   03 Nov 2014    ... read more

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