2014 Jaguar XK Photo

2014 Jaguar XK - Features Review

 Get email updates
What will I get by subscribing to email updates?

At The Car Connection we are continually striving to get you timely, relevant information about the vehicle you are interested in. Our email updates will notify you whenever we have new information on this vehicle.

For example:

  • new car reviews for this model by our editors
  • news including price changes, new models, or recall info
  • new incentives and rebates that are being offered for this vehicle

Our goal is to keep you informed as you research!
Interested in purchasing?Get a Quick Quote
/ 10
On Features
On Features
Abundant standard equipment and numerous color and trim choices are strengths of the Jaguar XK, but the touchscreen interface is not.
9.0 out of 10
Shopping for a new Jaguar XK?


FEATURES | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

...quick convertible top operation

Lowering the power-operated top is a cinch...

...cumbersome touch-screen interface
Car and Driver

The XKR's fully powered soft-top roof lowers or raises in roughly 20 seconds

I was surprised to discover that even though this car features Bluetooth connectivity as well as an iPhone jack, it does not feature voice dialing

For the 2014 model year, Jaguar has revised some of the trim and package options, but it remains a well-equipped and upgradable luxury grand tourer fit to compete with any alternative in its class.

The XK range starts with the Touring model, which offers a sub-$80,000 starting price (before destination). Available as a coupe or a convertible, the XK Touring includes a premium sound system with satellite radio, rearview camera, heated 10-way power adjustable front seats, parking sensors, steering-wheel audio and phone controls, keyless entry and push-button start, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, navigation, leather upholster, and power accessories. A fabric headliner and 19-inch alloy wheels are also standard equipment.

While the navigation, automatic climate control, and premium audio are generally very good, the method of controlling them--the central touchscreen--can be frustrating. Slow responses, and a menu system that requires several "back" commands, or even a bail-out move with the "home" key, makes many adjustments multi-step endeavors that feel, and are, more complex than they should be.

Moving up to the standard XK model adds standard 20-inch alloy wheels, heated and cooled 16-way power adjustable front seats, Bowers & Wilkins 7.1 Surround Sound audio with 14 speakers, a heated leather steering wheel, and soft-grain leather interior trim.

The performance-oriented XKR gets the standard XK equipment, and gains additions that are largely focused on traction and handling, though it also gets Adaptive Front Lighting dynamic headlights, HD Radio, and unique Jaguar R styling elements inside and out.

For the hardcore XK driver, the XKR-S takes the XKR's features and adds numerous performance features, plus 16-way power adjustable leather performance  seats, a Poltrona Frau leather headliner, and bright stainless steel pedals.

The 25-car U.S. run of the XKR-S GT is intended as a track car for the street, and gets equipment to match. Including all of the XKR-S's standard features, the XKR-S GT adds carbon fiber exterior aerodynamics, carbon fiber-finished exterior trim elements, a suede cloth interior (including the steering wheel, headliner, and its unique performance seats), and many more performance enhancements.

An available Portfolio Pack enhances XK and XKR models with additional chrome, color, and comfort options.


Abundant standard equipment and numerous color and trim choices are strengths of the Jaguar XK, but the touchscreen interface is not.

« Prev: Safety Next: Fuel Economy / MPG »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Change ZIP Code
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media

© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.