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2018 Jaguar F-TYPE

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$59,900 — $125,000 MSRP
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Coupe
2 Seats
18-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2018 Jaguar F-TYPE exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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, embroider...
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

What drivers are saying

4.7
10 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

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

by brindlesmg@aol.com from Hollywood, FL on November 2, 2018

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 Read full review

(3.0)

Lots of initial problems

by Jagfan? from Laguna Niguel, California on October 21, 2018

Check engine light came on the first week I got it. It was a loose electrical connection. It was at the dealers for 2 days to fix the problem. After I picked it up, the check engine light came on ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jaguar

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The F-TYPE received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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