Used Jaguar XK R (2006 - 2014) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013
4.5
As its name suggests - the XKR is the high performance version of the standard XK and uses a supercharged version of the same V8 engine to provide thunderous pace along with a wonderful noise. It's intoxicatingly fast while the engine is incredibly responsive with power reserves available even at high revs.

Jaguar XK R (06-14)
Awesome V8 engine, storming performance, stylish looks, oozes refinement and quality
Not as driver-focused as some alternatives, no manual option, small boot, poor rear visibility

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£69,505 - £85,500

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£6,218 - £28,767

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

As its name suggests - the XKR is the high performance version of the standard XK and uses a supercharged version of the same V8 engine to provide thunderous pace along with a wonderful noise. It's intoxicatingly fast while the engine is incredibly responsive with power reserves available even at high revs. Inside it's as cosseting and refined as you'd expect from a Jaguar, with a modern and well equipped cabin.

It may not be as good in corners as alternatives like the Porsche 911 and it isn't cheap to run either, but then few cars that offer this performance are. In short, the XKR is Jaguar at its best.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Very easy (and cheap) maintenance. Quite a surprise on an expensive car.  

5 out of 5

Stephen Hall ,   22 Apr 2015    ... read more

 Use it every day. I'm 6ft 3ins and couldn't fit in the earlier XK8s, but the 2007 model XKR has plenty of room. And you can get two medium-sized suitcases in the boot, plus a couple of travel bags in...  

5 out of 5

Tony Slinn ,   24 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Refined motorway cruising with oodles of power to spare, although the handling is far better than any other car I have driven.  

5 out of 5

Andrew Hawkins ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

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