2005 Jaguar XK-Series Review


Pros & Cons

  • Divine exterior shape, smooth V8 engine, good balance between luxury and performance.
  • Some low-grade interior materials, cowl shake in the convertible, useless rear seats.
List Price Estimate
$5,213 - $9,973

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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

2005 Highlights

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

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Jaguar XK-Series.

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Black Cat
XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Have wanted this car for many years - love the look and the class that it has. For the money, the best looking car on the road. Relatively new owner and love everything about it so far. People always are telling me how beautiful it is... 08/30/16 - Still in love - the more I drive this car, the more I enjoy it. Extremely tight, solid feel - quick and responsive. Wonderful to drive on long trips and short ones too... I always get nice compliments about the car. Truly a great touring car... 08/31/17 - Still in love - the car has been almost perfect - I actually had someone leave their business card on my windshield in a parking lot recently asking me if I wanted to sell it to them! Still enjoying everything about the car... Planning to go on several long road trips with it this fall. 03/1/18 - Had the top down all last weekend and enjoyed the spring drives. Still in love with this beautiful car! No issues to report.
George Stepan,01/06/2005
A real head turner no matter how old the exterior design may be. Some modest detractions are the ergonomics sometimes requiring you to look away from the road, could be improved, but once learned, no problem. Full leather interior with shiny wood trim spells luxury. This design too is old, but why change a good thing? Exterior metal fit is average. Not impressed with quality of the Alpine sound system given the price of this car. Performance is outstanding, a smooth 6 speed transmission, plenty of get up and go. Unless you set the speed control, you'll be going 90 and not know it. Anyone paying 70k probably does'nt care, but I get 27+ mpg on the road. A great touring car!
Limited Edition Carbon Fiber
Pam Washkewicz,06/11/2005
I bought this car for its looks and fuel economy. I love the 19" wheels and the fact that this was a limited edition. The only thing that really bothers me about this car is that there is no cd player on the dash, and I have to go in the trunk to change the cd's.
On Top of the World
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.

Features & Specs

16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
294 hp @ 6000 rpm
14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
390 hp @ 6100 rpm
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Used 2005 Jaguar XK-Series Overview

The Used 2005 Jaguar XK-Series is offered in the following submodels: XK-Series XKR, XK-Series Coupe, XK-Series Convertible. Available styles include XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A), XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A), XKR 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A), and XK8 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A).

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