For better or for worse, Jaguars have more character than any other modern vehicles. Everything about the XK is immediately distinctive, from the rich smell of the leather to its unique rotary shifter. It thrums down the road with effortless V-8 athleticism, negotiating curves more nimbly than cars that weigh several hundred pounds less and yet soaking up road imperfections better than most luxury sedans. Even the steering has a unique feel to it: light and quick as in an Audi, but much more communicative. Topping off all this perfection was the check engine light, which flickered on the moment I started the car and never went off. Yep, it's a Jaguar alright.
David Zenlea, Assistant Editor