2016 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 2016, Jaguar F-Type offers all-wheel drive on all but base V6 models. A 6-speed manual transmission is newly available on rear-drive V6 models. The F-Type is a front-engine, rear- or all-wheel drive coupe and convertible that is smaller and less expensive than the discontinued 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 line-topping R model has a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 V8 and all-wheel drive. 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 makes it that much more appealing. The S 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 coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Coupe: $65,000
Convertible: $68,100
S Coupe: $77,300
AWD S Coupe: $84,800
S Convertible: $80,400
AWD S Convertible: $87,900
AWD R Coupe: $103,600
AWD R Convertible: $106,450

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340 (380 in S models)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-28

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
550
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe