2014 Jaguar XK Safety

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Safety
The 2014 Jaguar XK hasn't been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and not just because it's so new--many small-volume, expensive luxury vehicles are skipped.

Nevertheless, the XK continues forward with the same safety equipment it has had for the last several years, including standard dual front and side airbags, though curtain airbags don't make the list because of the convertible. Anti-lock brakes, stability control, and traction control are also standard, with sport settings that allow for more slip and yaw.

A rearview camera was added as a standard item last year, joining front and rear parking sensors as compulsory equipment. The camera significantly improves rearward visibility, which can be limited at times due to the small glass height and low roof. Convertibles get standard pop-up roll bars that deploy when the safety systems sense a rollover is imminent.

The XK hasn't been crash tested, but its high-tech build and standard safety features give it promise.

Optional safety equipment includes adaptive headlights and active cruise control.

Based on the strength of the 2014 Jaguar XK's standard safety equipment, as well as its bonded-aluminum, aerospace-style construction, we have given the car a tentative safety score of 9.

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