The bundles of features made standard on the 2011 Jaguar XK and XKR coupes and convertibles make for a more streamlined ordering process than you'd experience with, say, the endlessly configurable Porsche 911.The basic XK coupe comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; leather upholstery; a navigation system; cruise control; Bluetooth audio; 19-inch wheels; keyless entry and push-button start; a heated, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; and a 525-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system with Sirius Satellite Radio, a six-CD changer, and USB port.
A well-insulated, quick-folding fabric top is standard on the XK Convertible, and it includes power rear quarter windows.
The XKR stocks all these features standard, with the addition of 20-inch wheels and different wood or metallic trim.
Jaguar limits options to a very few ultra-high-end add-ons. HD Radio is an option, as are active headlights.
Jaguar was a step ahead of the in-car infotainment wave when it opted for an LCD touchscreen instead of roller-controller dials to run its navigation, climate and audio systems. We still love the idea of the Apple-like swiping, but the XK's screen can be fussy, slow to change screens and slow to recognize a touch. Just as flawed is some outdated mapping, which could leave the choicest sections of empty, curvy pavement off your personal radar.