2010 Jaguar XKR Convertible Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Jaguar XK - Road Test Specs

2010 Jaguar XK Convertible

(5.0L V8 Supercharger 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleXKR 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl S/C 6A)
Base MSRP$102,000
Estimated MSRP$102,000
Options on test vehicleNone


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,000cc
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
Valvetrain32-valve, double overhead camshaft with variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5:1
Redline (rpm)Not indicated
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)510 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)461 @ 2,500
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I:4.17; II:2.30; III: 1.52: IV:1.14; V:0.87; VI: 0.69; R:3.40: FD: 3.31


Suspension, frontDouble wishbones, coil springs, stabilizer bar, active suspension
Suspension, rearDouble wishbones, coil springs, stabilizer bar, active suspension
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)N/A
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front245/40ZR19 Z
Tire size, rear275/35ZR19 Z
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches
Wheel materialCast-aluminum/cast-aluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.0
0-45 mph (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph (sec.)4.5
0-75 mph (sec.)6.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.6 @ 115
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Sound level @ idle (dB)60.1
@ Full throttle (dB)77.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith traction control on, the car stumbles for a half-beat then digs in and goes! Upshifts are quick and pretty harsh. The car is still accelerating hard at the end of the quarter-mile. With traction control off, it's very difficult to launch, with tire spin at both the bottom and top of 1st gear.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsNoisy racket coming from front suspension (not ABS controller), but straight and consistently short stops. Minimal dive with firm pedal.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSlalom: Blazingly quick turn-in and good front bite. Somewhat stiffly damped in "Dynamic" mode, which makes it unhappy with the dip in the track. Feels grippy but not trustworthy, like a Corvette, with an edgy personality in the rear. Requires delicate throttle control to maintain control. Skid pad: Given the "twitchy" feeling in the slalom, I was surprised at the amount of understeer on the skid pad. Good, but not great, grip with slightly vague steering info. Big difference between stability control on and off.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)56
Relative humidity (%)41%
Wind (mph, direction)2.1 headwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/22 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.1 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,968
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,174
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53/47
Length (in.)188.7
Width (in.)74.5
Height (in.)52.3
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)61.4
Track, rear (in.)63.3
Turning circle (ft.)35.8
Legroom, front (in.)45.1
Legroom, rear (in.)23.1
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)33.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)N/A
Shoulder room, rear (in.)N/A
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/15,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front with head protection chambers
Head airbagsNot available
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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