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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 25 $68,100 $74,835
2-Door Convertible 16 25 $73,560 $80,835
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 23 $78,292 $86,035
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 23 $83,752 $92,035
2-Door Convertible Platinum
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Platinum 15 24 $78,886 $86,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,100
$78,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,835
$86,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1247 / month
$1437 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Jaguar XK is the brand's best mainstream car ever, with performance equal to its German competitors and looks to beat them all. The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Two-seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 33.3 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 23.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 74 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 188.6 177.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.0 50.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 72.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 11.6 max 4.4 min
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.2 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.2 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 39
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 17.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45ZR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QMS
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40ZR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMS
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3671 3647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 4100 310 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LH2
Displacement 4.2L/257 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 320 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.03
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again Sequential shift NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Summary
Body Style 2-Door Coupe 2 Door Conv
Vehicle Name Jaguar XK Cadillac XLR
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
 
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