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2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR

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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 2005 Jaguar XK-Series

  • Smooth, sleek and sexy, the XK maintains considerable appeal despite its advanced age.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Some low-grade interior materials, cowl shake in the convertible, useless rear seats.

  • What's New for 2005

    Subtle refinements for the XK-Series this year include freshened exterior styling elements, new wheel designs and a standard driver-controlled automatic speed limiter.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Fantastic

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

Swapped my 2002 XKR for this 2005 XKR. Definite upgrade & improvement. Since both cars were black, most don't realize it is not the same car. However, the increased horse power and extra gear (6th) give a different driving experience and improved performance over the previous model. This car can be driven all day and averages close to 20 mpg, not that I care, but it is impressive. Best car I have ever owned.




Just traded

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

Five months ago I traded my 2002 XKR conv. for the 2005. The only available was the same color: black. I can pass it off as the same car, if I want. The upgrades are subtle but significant. I thought the 2002 was the best car I ever owned, the 2005 is now the BEST. More power, more torque, 1 more gear, better handling, better looking exterior. I really look forward to driving every day. This car has the power available when you want it. It is also very comfortable on long trips. The 2008 may be next, when my warranty expires in two more years.



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On top of the world

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I have wanted a Jag for over 30 years. Well, it was finally time. Just to make sure, I drove every conceiveable competitor. Corvette, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Aston Martin, Lexus - you name it. The XKR is the best overall choice. It is stunning. Strangers drool. It is THE gentleman's sportscar. And the service from Hennessy was unbelieveable. Top notch.




Gotta have it

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

Have the Jaq Green. I have had numerous people come up to me and say what a beautiful car. Some are not aware of the reliablity yet and only recall the problems of the Jags of the 60's. This is a whole new machine. Our second one in 3 years. Very comfortable, drove straight through to Florida.



1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Xkr coupe

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

This has to be the hottest car in the street. This car gives you great confidence every time you drive this fantastic automobile. Put some TV's in the headrest and set of 20-inch chrome giovanni's with some yokohama low pro z- rated tires and you're good to go.




Finally!

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

After years of wanting this car--I got it! A gift from my husband---and it was worth waiting for! Excellent!



Full 2005 Jaguar XK-Series Review

What's New for 2005

Subtle refinements for the XK-Series this year include freshened exterior styling elements, new wheel designs and a standard driver-controlled automatic speed limiter.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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