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Jaguar XK-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 390 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Jaguar XK-Series

  • Smooth, sleek and sexy, the XK is more of a gran turismo than a true sports car.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Divine exterior shape, supercharged V8 engine, good balance between luxury and performance.

  • Cons

    Cramped interior space, cheap-o plastics, fussy GPS system.

  • What's New for 2003

    Trying hard to keep up with blossoming competition, Jaguar makes significant modifications to its sports car. Changes to the exterior are limited to different wheels, slightly different badging, available (standard on the R) xenon headlamps and some new colors, including a lovely Jaguar Racing Green. The most important alterations lie under the hood, with two new engines managed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety equipment now includes a stability control system and BrakeAssist. In all, there are 900 changes to Jaguar's beautiful XK.

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Customer Reviews

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Know what it is.

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

The XKR is a touring car, not a race car. People often get caught up in statistics when evaluating cars in this category. The XKR is heavier than other sports cars so it is slower in 0-60 times and around a track. You do get something though from the weight - leather and wood everywhere. Sitting in an XKR is a thrill in itself let alone driving it. And it is plenty fast with 400bhp. There are some quirks and design flaws on the XKR that you wouldn't find on a German car but the XKR seethes passion unlike its rivals. It is gorgeous to look at and a very rare car, the coupe especially; people will stare. In short, when I feel like getting out of town for a weekend, this car is perfect.




The most fun you can

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

THIS CAR IS THE MOST EXCITING CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED AND WILL CONTINUE TO TURN HEADS EVERY WHERE I GO! THE FUNNY THING IS MOST PEOPLE HAVE NEVER REALLY SEEN ONE AND I LOVE IT!




Singing in the rain with

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

This car has changed my life,liturally! I no longer stress in traffic jams, I have the convertible top up or down with ONE touch of a button,I feel safe and it almost drives itself. Their are features to let you know how far you are behind and in front of and obstacle with a ring of a ascending bell. My trunk is HUGE, holds 2 sets of golf clubs and ALL the Holiday Shopping I can do in one day! I look forward to going to the store a quick errand. When I drive I am wrapped in Performance and Luxury.




Bad news when problems happen

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I just had my 2003XKR break down while I on a trip. My steering went out. Jahuar does not keep replacement parts! They kept telling me "next day" stories on when it would be fixed. After almost three weeks I got the car back. Now I am getting the roal run around on what they promised to reimbusement for travel to get back home. Beware...this company wants to sell you a car, but does not live up to any of the after the sale promises. Its' always a story as to why someone else gave you wron information.




The fastest gentleman's club in

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

OK, so I'm biased. I'm a Brit, work both in the US and the UK - but the XKR is the second I've had - and the 2003 model is my latest purchase for my UK travels. I've driven stacks of different and very nice cars - but something just keeps me in these Jaguars. Perhaps it's the feeling that any moment the waiter will come over and ask if sir would care for another Pimm's.. All that leather and walnut combined with neck snapping acceleration make this a seriously quick tool for demolishing distances in style, grace and comfort. I guess (proudly) it's something that us Brits still do well




My xkr

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I Live in Alaska and this car runs very good in snow and on ice and the CATS is great!



Full 2003 Jaguar XK-Series Review

What's New for 2003

Trying hard to keep up with blossoming competition, Jaguar makes significant modifications to its sports car. Changes to the exterior are limited to different wheels, slightly different badging, available (standard on the R) xenon headlamps and some new colors, including a lovely Jaguar Racing Green. The most important alterations lie under the hood, with two new engines managed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety equipment now includes a stability control system and BrakeAssist. In all, there are 900 changes to Jaguar's beautiful XK.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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