2015 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Pros: Striking styling; impressive performance from both 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 its sophomore season, Jaguar’s 2-seat sports car gets a coupe body style (which comes in a new top-line R model), available carbon-ceramic brakes, and Jaguar’s InControl Apps infotainment system. The F-Type is a front-engine, rear-drive coupe and convertible that is smaller and less expensive than its older sibling, the outgoing Jaguar XK. The base V6 F-Types use a supercharged 340-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 powerplant–essentially the engine that Jaguar introduced for the 2013 XJ and XF sedans. V6 S models get a 380-horsepower variant of the supercharged 3.0-liter engine. The convertible-only V8 S is fitted with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 495 horsepower, while the line-topping, coupe-only R model has a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 V8. Competitive vehicles include the BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette, and Porsche Boxster and Cayman. The F-Type is a true sports car that revives the spirit of the classic Jaguar roadsters of the early 60s, and the addition of a coupe body style this year makes it that much more appealing. The S is probably the best value, with most of the performance of the V8 S 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 coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Coupe: $65,000
Convertible: $69,000
S Coupe: $77,000
S Convertible: $81,000
V8 S Convertible: $92,000
R Coupe: $99,000

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340 (380 in S models)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
495 in V8 S; 550 in R
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe