2018 Jaguar F-Type coupe

Pros: Striking styling; impressive performance from V6 and V8 models; truly upscale character

Cons: Stingy trunk space; weighs a bit more than some competitors; adding optional equipment pumps up the already steep base prices

CG Says: For 2018, Jaguar F-Type gains a 296-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder as its new base engine. The supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 is still available in 340-hp and 380-hp variants, but gains a 400-hp version in the new 400 Sport model. The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is unchanged and develops 550-hp in R trim and 575-hp in the SVR. Jaguar claims the high-performance SVR has a top speed of 200 mph and is capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. A 6-speed manual transmission is available with the V6 engine. Jaguar has revised the F-Type’s frontal styling and added full LED headlights. Autonomous emergency braking is expected to be available later in the model year. There is also a new infotainment control system. The F-Type is a front-engine, rear- or all-wheel drive 2-passenger coupe and convertible. Available features include lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, rear-traffic monitor, ceramic brakes, heated/cooled seats, and parallel-parking assist. Competitive vehicles of the F-Type include the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 718 Boxster, and Porsche 718 Cayman. The F-Type is a true sports car that revives the spirit of the classic Jaguar coupes and roadsters of the 1960s. The R-Dynamic is probably the best value, with most of the performance of the R and similar handling. Those shopping for an upscale sports car should add the F-Type to their list.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door hatchback coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Base 4-cyl. coupe, automatic: $60,895
Base 4-cyl. convertible, automatic: $63,995
Base 340-hp V6 coupe, manual: $68,995
Base 340-hp V6 coupe, automatic: $70,295
Base 340-hp V6 convertible, manual: $72,095
Base 340-hp V6 convertible, automatic: $73,395
Base 380-hp V6 coupe, automatic: $80,895
AWD Base 380-hp V6 coupe, automatic: $83,895
Base 380-hp V6 convertible, automatic: $83,995
AWD Base 380-hp V6 convertible, automatic: $86,995
R-Dynamic coupe, manual: $82,195
R-Dynamic coupe, automatic: $83,495
AWD R-Dynamic coupe, automatic: $86,395
R-Dynamic convertible, manual: $85,295
R-Dynamic convertible, automatic: $86,595
AWD R-Dynamic convertible, automatic: $89,595
400 Sport coupe, automatic: $90,495
AWD 400 Sport coupe, automatic: $93,495
400 Sport convertible, automatic: $93,595
AWD 400 Sport convertible, automatic: $96,595
AWD R coupe, automatic: $100,895
AWD R convertible, automatic: $103,995
AWD SVR coupe, automatic: $122,895
AWD SVR convertible, automatic: $125,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Base 4-cylinder)
Horsepower
296
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

Optional Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6 (Base 340-hp V6, Base 380-hp V6, R-Dynamic, 400 Sport)
Horsepower
340 (Base 340-hp V6) 380 (Base 380-hp V6, R-Dynamic) 400 (400 Sport)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-28

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8 (R, SVR)
Horsepower
550 (575 in SVR)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23