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quick convertible top operation
Lowering the power-operated top is a cinch
cumbersome touch-screen interface
Car and Driver
Selecting an XK is a simpler process than choosing from, say, the hundreds of leather trim pieces you can order in a Porsche 911.
The basic XK coupe comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; leather upholstery; a navigation system; Bluetooth audio; 19-inch wheels; keyless entry and push-button start; a heated, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; and a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system with Sirius Satellite Radio, a six-CD changer, and a USB port. The XK Convertible adds a quick-folding fabric top and power rear quarter windows. HD Radio is an option. The XKR stocks all those features standard, with the addition of optional 20-inch wheels and different wood or metallic trim.
We love the idea of the XK's touch-screen controls, much more so than the genre of spinning knobs the Germans seem to prefer. However, the XK's screen can be fussy, slow to change screens or recognize a touch, and the maps leave out some rural streets. Where else are you going to get the empty stretches of road you need to exercise the XK's full potential?
Cars.com: "The interface is easy enough to learn, but the electronics need more processing power"
Car and Driver: "pretty much everything on the XKR option list is standard"
The 2010 Jaguar XK and XKR leave few features behind; a touch-up on the touch-screen navigation system seems to be in order.