The 2011 Jaguar XKR Supersport has a mid-range Total Car Score within the High-Performance Luxury segment. It is available as coupe and convertible.
The XKR is the uplevel model of Jaguar’s XK range. It is praised for its ability to deliver comfort and performance in equal doses. The XKR combines the ride of a premium grand tourer with the power and dynamics of an uber sports car. Reviewers were also impressed with its luxurious cabin and long list of upscale user-content. In addition, it is noted for being an overall better value than many of it’s high-end peers.
However, the XKR has its share of weaknesses, including a very tight and unusable backseat and ill-tempered touchscreen controls. On the performance end, reviewers noted that its overabundance of torque makes for a jumpy start from zero. The XKR was also criticized for having no manual option for true high-performance enthusiasts.
The XKR undergoes a few minor updates for 2011, the most notable being the addition of standard adaptive cruise control and optional red brake calipers. This year, in celebration of Jaguar’s 75th year, the brand also offers a limited edition XKR175 special anniversary car. This coupe-only model features unique paint, interior treatment and aero body enhancements. Only 175 units were built.
The 2011 Jaguar XKR is sold as a coupe or convertible in the High-Performance Luxury category.
Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, 19-inch alloy wheels, active bi-xenon headlights, adaptive cruse control, push-button ignition, Bluetooth, navigation, and a premium audio system with USB audio interface. The XKR convertible features a power-retractable soft top. Options include a heated windshield, 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers.
For 2011, a limited-edition 75th anniversary XKR175, available only as a coupe, comes equipped with unique 20-inch wheels, exterior enhancements (front and rear spoilers, rear diffuser, side sills), red brake calipers and a special interior treatment.
The rear-wheel drive Jaguar XKR is powered by an uprated version of the XK’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and produces 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. This engine utilizes a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode (no manual transmission is offered).
EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2011 Jaguar XKR are 15 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined.
Total Car Score is not affiliated with, associated, authorized, or endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to any of the Expert Resources, nor does Total Car Score endorse any of the Expert Resources, or its affiliates.
Click here to see more.