2018 Jaguar F-TYPE

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$59,900

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2018 Jaguar F-TYPE
2018 Jaguar F-TYPE

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration (brutally quick in V-8 models)
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Tight handling
  • Glorious exhaust note
  • Gorgeous styling

The bad:

  • Limited cabin storage
  • Quality problems in past test cars
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Sport Mode too aggressive for the street (SVR)
  • Few advanced electronic safety features

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Updated two-seat luxury coupe or convertible
  • Four-cylinder, V-6 or V-8 engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • High-performance SVR model
  • Several advanced safety systems not available

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE review: Our expert's take


The hottest kitten on the road just got a little nip and tuck for 2018, with Jaguar unveiling the 2018 F-Type coupe. In addition to some mild styling updates, the big news for 2018 is the addition of a new, lower-price base model powered by a four-cylinder engine.

Exterior
The changes are subtle but meant to help people distinguish the different F-Type models apart from a distance. New full LED headlights are standard, and changes to the bumpers and air inlets are different for each trim of the F-Type now. The rest of the design remains unchanged from the previous (and still gorgeous) original design. New R-Dynamic and limited-edition 400 Sport models also join the range, bringing the count to five: F-Type, F-Type R-Dynamic, F-Type 400 Sport, V8 F-Type R, and V-8 F-Type SVR. The 400 Sport will be a single model year only, and feature special badging and limited paint colors.
 
Interior
The interior gets some new brightwork and trim, but not much changes design-wise. The big news are new slimline seats made from lightweight cast magnesium alloy and available in either Sport or Performance variants, with the Performance models featuring more aggressive bolstering. Sport is standard on the F-Type and R-Dynamic, while the 400 Sport, R and SVR get the Performance models. The Siena Tan leather color that was previously only available in the SVR is now available across the range. The 400 Sport gets some unique interior trim as well, with yellow accent stitching, embroidered 400 Sport logos in the head restraints, and more badging on the steering wheel and sill plates.
 
A new in-vehicle camera app called ReRun, developed in conjunction with GoPro, allows drivers to record their drive with a hood-mounted GoPro camera and overlay the video with vehicle performance data gleaned from the car’s systems. The video can then be uploaded to social media via a smartphone interface in the car’s multimedia system, so drivers can share their journey or track experience with friends. The concept is similar to the Performance Data Recorder found in the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, but it relies on the user’s own camera equipment that syncs with the car instead of a camera built into the rearview mirror housing.
 
For 2018, Jaguar has also made the InControl Touch Pro multimedia system standard across the F-Type line-up.
 
Under the Hood
The most interesting news for 2018 is a new powertrain: The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium engine makes 296 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque. Its output is good enough to zip the F-Type from zero-to-60 mph in 5.4 seconds, according to Jaguar, and tops out at 155 mph. Strangely, it’s only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission — the manual is not available on the four-cylinder.
 
The other two powertrains — the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 — remain unchanged, but the Sport 400 special edition gets a slightly more powerful version of the V-6. It’s putting out 400 hp instead of the standard 340 (380 in the R-Dynamic model).

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

WOW! WOW! WOW! IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD!

Our 2018 FType R Dynamic sure makes it fun to be bad! In the Caldera Red it's a standout with sexy good looks. The black package on red makes it look aggressive and fast! The high performance seats are comfortable and adjust to fit for a perfect driving position. The all leather red and black interior is well made and looks great with the red exterior. The touchs of carbon fiber in the cabin are very tasteful. We like the panaramic roof with the blind that can be opened or closed. The trunk has 14 square feet of space without a spare tire which is considerable for a sports car. The 380 hp 6 cylinder has plenty of power with a supercharger . There is no lag when you want the power. The deplorable spoiler rises up at 60 mph and stays up until you slow to 55 mph. The exhaust sounds so good and even better in the dynamic mode. This is a a very engaging car to drive and the dynamics contribute to the over all experience.

4.4

Have owned many cars, just bought my 1st Jaguar

I've owned 8 Corvettes, an M3, M4, a 528, Porsche 911 C4S, an Audi A4, Audi A5, Mercedes E550, Cadillac ATS4, a Volvo, three VWs, many pick up trucks and SUVs, so I have a lot of varied experience with different types of vehicles. Two weeks ago I bought my first Jaguar, an F Type R convertible. So far I love the car. It looks good, it's really fast, ride is comfortable for what it is and it sounds great. Let me address a couple of the complaints I've seen online. First, that the interior is cramped. Based on my experience it's no more cramped than other sports cars I've owned and driven. In fact it feels more spacious than the 2017 C7 Grand Sport I also own. The Vette has more/better tech. Technology is the one area I think the Jag is lacking. The trunk space is very limited but it's a sports car. I've seen online comments that if your bag is bigger than a loaf of bread it won't fit. Not true. You can fit a couple of overnight bags in the trunk of my convertible. A word about the exhaust sound. It seems everyone loves the extra loud exhaust. I do to...sometimes. The good news is that you can have it both ways. In "normal" mode it just has a nice growl and is actually rather quiet. But put it in dynamic mode and it has a completely different personality. I really like the fact you can have it both ways. Quiet or loud, beauty or beast, at least on the 2018. The only piece of the puzzle missing at this point is reliability. If it proves to be reliable I'll have no regrets. Time will tell.

5.0

I used to have a ZO6 Corrvette, this is much bette

It is great, I feel it a much better car than the Corvettes I used to own The dealership is a great in answering questions

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles

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