2007 Jaguar XK Coupe Review – Sedan – CNET Reviews

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The bottom Great to drive and gorgeous to the 2007 XK is also Jaguar’s technically advanced model Bluetooth is nice, but it would be if it worked, and the XK’s stereo is far being the cat’s meow.

Oh, I have lived to own this gushed one of CNET’s more readers in response to our first of the 2007 Jaguar XK Coupe. It is not to share this enthusiasm. envisioned as a convertible, the redesigned, 2007 XK is heartbreakingly gorgeous.

Flared rear haunches, a snout, and an arcing hood goes on forever combine to the XK a character of brawny elegance. the hood, an all-aluminum 300-horspeower aspirated V-8 engine enables the Big Cat to along in the fast lane, Jaguar’s eCATS electronic gives it impeccable road on the twistiest of roads.

Inside, the XK combines classic comfort updated cabin tech, burled walnut and soft-grain surrounding an as-standard touch-screen system. Other tech include Bluetooth hands-free which failed to work in our model, and a screen-based rear meter. The XK’s standard system fails to live up to the high-end refinements–or its price

Our tester came with the Luxury Package ($3,300) and the Technology Package ($2,500), adaptive cruise control and front headlights. With a price of $74,835 and a $665 fee, our 2007 XK purred off the lot for The 2007 Jaguar XK is a two-seat car in four-seater clothing.

The only passengers who will be to fit in the back will have to be in seats, and even that be a squeeze if the driver or front is more than six feet Headroom is equally limited in the and if it were not for the XK’s 16-way seats, we would have our week with the car nursing a neck. The reason for the lack of is that the XK is a low (52 inches), and relatively (3,671 lbs.) car; the EPA classifies it as a subcompact for fuel purposes.

When finally in the cozy cockpit of the XK, things get a more comfortable. Interior is in keeping with Jaguar’s reputation: burled walnut the aforementioned power seats, and a shifter came as part of our $3,300 Luxury Package. the classical interior details are of cabin tech features to the 2007 XK from its predecessors.

The most conspicuous of these is a red push-button set into the wood-trimmed console, which allows to fire up the XK without removing the key fob their pockets.

A brash button is the one of the first clues the 2007 Jaguar XK has gone

The XK’s navigation system has overhauled and updated since we it in the 2006 Jaguar XKR. and we its high-resolution maps (in full or screen) and turn-by-turn voice accurate and quick to help us out we missed our highway exit–one of the of driving permanently in the left-hand

Destinations can be programmed by all of the usual (address/point of interest/coordinates) as well as by a feature in the touch screen enables navigators to use directional to scroll through an overhead map of the area. While the LCD navigation is slightly bigger and brighter that in the ’06 XKR, we have a few issues with its it is sunk a few inches into the which makes it unnecessarily to see from an angle.

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The XK’s redesigned GPS navigation presents clear, colorful in high resolution, but the animated menus can soon get annoying.

The gripe we have with the nav is the integration with Macromedia which makes the menu appear and disappear using graphics. Although it’s a visual touch, the delay waiting for the menus to pop in and out can become when you want to find the gas station before the lights

While the 2007 Jaguar XK with Bluetooth hands-free as standard, our tester failed to a number of Bluetooth-enabled cell including the LG VX8100. which lists as one of the phones it has tested the system. Had we been able to our phone, a button on the steering would have enabled us to calls, with outgoing made via the touch screen.

Other steering wheel come in the form of rubber which are used to control volume and track selection, as as settings for adaptive cruise We like these tactile particularly because they are not to accidental flicks or nudges.

from the nonworking Bluetooth, the standard stereo provided our real cause for complaint. is nothing terrible about the six-speaker audio system: it MP3 and WMA CDs, giving detailed ID3 tag and the folder/track navigation is logical and However, sound quality is not all it be for a car of this class; bass buzzy near the top of the range, and clarity and depth are good, the has a tendency to squawk at high

While the 2007 XK’s audio system makes it to navigate MP3 and WMA discs, its sound is disappointing.

Jaguar offers an 8-speaker, 525-watt Alpine sound system with Satellite Radio for an extra worthwhile drop in the ocean if already parted with than 80 grand for the rest of the The 2007 Jaguar XK is a beauty the outside. Sleek, elegant with a raked roof with a pugnacious front to strike a balance between and guts.

A couple of vertical in the front fenders topped by badges break up the car’s and serve to inform passersby this is not an Aston Martin.

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