2014 Jaguar XK vs. Its Competition

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Jaguar XK's blend of comfort, style, and speed is unique, but others have their own take on the concept.

Maserati's GranTurismo is the Italian version, with Ferrari V-8 power and engine notes, as well as custom-tailored interior and a svelte, European exterior.

BMW's 6-Series offers a different experience in a similar vein, with higher curb weights and lower power outputs (excepting the potent M6), as well as a look and feel all its own--though perhaps somewhat less head-turning than the XK.

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is all-new for 2014, and while it's not from a luxury brand, available upgrades to the interior make it a legitimate competitor, while its heritage of track-inspired performance give it the speed to hang with vehicles more often classified as supercars.

Mercedes-Benz's SL Class is far more focused on the grand touring side of things, with no real emphasis on edgy performance at all; on the luxury scale, however, the SL approaches a 10.

The Porsche 911, like the Corvette, is a sports car first, and everything else second, but unlike the Chevy, the 911's luxury is standard, and it even offers a back seat that's somewhat more usable thank the XK's.

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Quick Specs
9.2
The 2014 Jaguar XK is both sublime and sporty, as well as gorgeous, making it one of the most desirable cars in its segment.
8.4
No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic.
8.8
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sets a new benchmark for value among well-equipped, comfortable, high-performance sports cars.
8.2
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect.
9.0
The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
8.8
The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe.
MSRP From     
$79,000$75,400$53,000$106,700$84,300$126,500
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsSubcompact CarsTwo SeaterTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door Coupe Touring2-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Coupe w/2LT2-Door Roadster SL 5502-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
442244
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupeCoupeRoadsterCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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