2011 Jaguar XK vs. Its Competition

2011 Jaguar XKR
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The easy comparisons to the Jaguar XK and XKR hail from Germany. The Mercedes-Benz SL convertible hardtops can be spiced up to AMG performance, but still feel boulevard-smooth. They're heavy, and COMAND's entertainment controller mocks first-timers who try to dive into its complex chain of menus. The BMW 6-Series is even heavier and less happy about it; BMW's sending it to the spa, we hear, and the next 6-Series should emerge late this year, lighter and simpler than the current version. If you're alternative enough to choose an XK, you might consider a Chevrolet Corvette. It's never been built better, handling is world-class, and the ZR1 pushes its luck at the 200-mph limit. At opposite poles of the sports car world to the XK is the Porsche 911. It's relentlessly efficient, ruthlessly grippy, iconic-but far cooler to the touch than the Jag.

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9.4
If you're not lured in by the siren song of a car like the 2011 Jaguar XK, you're beyond hope.
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8.8
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
8.4
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class can be a luxury grand tourer and a high-energy exotic, all at once, if you order properly.
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You'll be dazzled by the 2011 Porsche 911's unending driving joy, and maybe stunned by its passenger comfort and even its fuel economy.
MSRP From    
$83,000N/A$49,045$102,600$77,800
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8N/AGas V8Gas V8Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class    
Mini-CompactN/ATwo Seater2 SeaterMini-Compact
Style Name    
2-Door CoupeN/A2-Door Coupe w/2LT2-Door Roadster SL5502-Door Coupe Carrera
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
4N/A224
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door CoupeN/A2 Door Coupe2 Door ConvertibleCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODN/AManualAutomatic w/ODManual