2009 Jaguar XK vs. Its Competition

2009 Jaguar XK

All the vehicles in this class have a very distinct character; they’re sold as much on how the tactile feel they send to the driver as they are styling and features.

The Porsche 911 comes in Targa and Cabriolet versions, as well as Turbo form, and has the automaker’s famous flat-six engines mounted at the back.

The Cadillac XLR has a supercharged option like the Jaguar, but its folding hardtop, angular body, and American V-8 sound have a different appeal.

The BMW 6-Series has a fabric convertible top and a 500-hp M6 edition, while the Mercedes-Benz SL roadsters sport a folding hardtop and available AMG versions with more than 600 hp.

The XK however has a more distinctive interior design than either the BMW or the Benz.

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Quick Specs
9.6
On par in performance with its German competitors but far better looking, the 2009 XK is simply the best mainstream Jaguar ever.
8.4
The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
MSRP From  
$77,000$86,215$76,600
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class  
Mini-CompactTwo-seaterSubcompact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible Platinum2-Door Coupe 650i
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
424
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2-Door Coupe2 Door Conv2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD