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2010 Jaguar XK Convertible

2dr Conv XKR

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2010 Jaguar XK Convertible

Benefits of Driving a 2010 Jaguar XK Convertible

Jaguar premiered this generation of the XK in 2007 with fresh styling and more powerful engines. Jaguar's traditional attention to luxury is present, with lots of leather, standard navigation and a quiet ride, even in convertible form. The 2010 XKs and XKRs are handsome vehicles, with styling reminiscent of Aston Martin, but with a base sticker price almost half that of the DB9.

What's new for 2010?

The superb Jaguar XK and XKR receive several notable changes for 2010 including two new 5.0-liter engines in place of last year's 4.2L V8s. In the base XK, a new 5.0L V8 makes 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, while the supercharged XKR makes 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Exterior changes have also been made, including a more aggressive grille treatment in the XKR, LED taillights and an updated rear spoiler. Inside, the JaguarDrive rotary gear selector, first used on the XF, makes its XK debut and a number of previously optional features have now become standard. The XKR also gets a new active rear differential, which helps control power and sends torque to the wheel with the most grip rather than using braking force as in the 2009 model.

Model Strengths

  • Great performance
  • standard navigation system
  • Jaguar luxury and cachet.

Model Review

Both XKs and XKRs come in a coupe or convertible.

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2010 Jaguar XK Convertible

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Driving a Jaguar these days is like being reunited with a good friend who you had lost touch with for awhile.

There was, after all, a period a few years ago when it seemed as though Jaguar had lost its way, and couldn't make cool cars anymore.

Well, Jag is back now, and the 2010 XK convertible provides clear evidence of that.

XK models now come with either a naturally aspirated or supercharged V8 engine.

Both are more powerful and fuel efficient than the previous ones.

The XK also features a ZF six-speed automatic transmission that can be controlled with paddle shifters or a rotary knob on the center console.

The XK convertible, at 4,674 pounds, is surprisingly heavy.

Engineers were tasked with minimizing engine weight, while producing performance that makes the XK feel lighter than it actually is.

Jaguar says it started the process with aluminum engine blocks and heads, limiting the use of cast iron to the cylinder liners and crankshafts. Forged steel connecting rods can withstand the punishment of aggressive driving. The new engines are shorter than the blocks they replace, allowing for a larger open space at the front of the engine bay.

New technologies including direct injection and variable cam and valve timing increase engine power, while minimizing emissions.

Jaguar says more efficient lubrication systems allowed engineers to increase oil change intervals from 10,000 to 15,000 miles.

The ZF automatic transmission adapts to the driver's style, holding gears longer when the car is driven for sport.

The transmission works with an active suspension system that adjusts shock damping and roll according to driving conditions. The driver chooses among three modes: dynamic, normal and winter. The dynamic mode stiffens suspension components for high-speed driving, while the winter mode dampens throttle response for better performance in wet weather. Normal is the default mode when the driver starts the engine.

The new engine, transmission and suspension produce abundant power, nimble handling and great, responsive steering. The naturally aspirated engine goes from 0-60 mph in just over five seconds.

It makes 385 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet of torque.

Fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg city and 22 highway.

Jaguar says it retuned the car for a more aggressive exhaust note. All models come with dual oval chrome exhaust tips. A new rear spoiler is also standard.

My time with the Jaguar came in early August in the Atlanta area, so I would have baked if I had put the top down.

But I did take note that the cloth top's sound insulation was excellent.

The top has three layers to minimize wind noise. It also does a surprisingly good job of keeping heat out of the cockpit, even in 93 degree weather.

Though Jaguar calls the XK a sports car, it feels more like a grand touring sedan.

It's elegant styling makes it seem more at home on winding two-lane roads than a racetrack.

Jaguar says a large air dam under the oval-shaped grille helps the engine breathe better, while side air scoops cool the large disc brakes. The brakes stop the car in a firm, linear fashion without being grabby.

The XK rides on 19-inch standard wheels with low-profile tires. A new wheel design incorporates Jaguar "growler" emblems in the center caps.

As convertibles go, visibility around the car is pretty good. Side mirrors with redundant signal markers do a good job of minimizing blind spots to the rear corners. Standard park assist sounds an audible warning if the car comes close to objects below the driver's sight line. Forward visibility is pretty good.

In the interior, the XK has classic touches such as the growler emblem on the steering wheel hub, as well as high tech features like heated and cooled seats, dual-zone temperature controls, Bluetooth and iPod interface. Both front seats have 16 adjustments, and three memory positions.

Optional burl walnut veneer on the test car sweeps across the center console and the instrument panel.

The center console bin includes a USB port and iPod interface; the cigarette lighter serves as a 12 volt power point.

The tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel includes audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls, as well as the shift paddles. The center console houses the start button, electronic parking brake, rotary shift knob, and controls for the dynamic stability control system.

The driver can turn stability control off by holding down the DSC button.

Large analog gauges in the instrument panel are easy to read. A digital screen between the speedometer and tachometer includes an analog clock, fuel and trip meters and gear indicator.

Audio and climate controls on the center stack function intuitively, and are easy to reach from either front seating position.

The navigation screen at the top of the center stack doubles as a touchscreen display. It includes navigation system programming options (including points of interest), seat heater and cooler controls, system and vehicle settings.

The test car comes with the optional audio upgrade: a 525 watt Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system, with HD and Sirius satellite radio.

The overhead console includes two reading lamps and controls for the soft top. The top deploys in 18 seconds and stows beneath a metal boot.

As you might expect, the XK convertible doesn't offer much trunk space.

And the back seats are pretty much seats in name only, but at least provide a bit more storage space.

Storage areas around the passenger compartment include map pockets in the doors, two small cupholders, a locking glovebox and the center console bin.

The XK convertible comes standard with front and side airbags, a roll bar, stability control and antilock brakes.

Our tester carried a sticker price of around $90,300.

That's pretty hefty.

But for this package of style and performance, maybe it's worth it.

Welcome back, Jaguar, old buddy.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Std
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 6 Years/Unlimited Miles

Jaguar Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Terms include up to 6 year/ 100,000 miles limited warranty.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 5 yrs or less from inservice date/less than 60K mi
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 150
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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