2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Clears Curbs With Ease
April 10, 2015
For a low-slung sports car, our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe has pretty excellent curb clearance. The curb in this photo is 12 inches high, pretty tall by curb standards. But the Jag's door clears it with no problem. With a step-in height of 16.38 inches, the bottom of the Jag's doors are higher off the ground than our long-term 2015 Mustang (14.75), a 2014 Boxster S (14.31), or our long-term 2014 Stingray (13.0).
It's worth considering, however, that those step-in heights are measured with the car unloaded. With a passenger, ride height can change enough to catch the door on a curb or raised landscaping, which makes getting in the car much less graceful. The F-Type's high door sill also helps you avoid that awkward maneuver where you need to pull away from the curb, out into traffic, just to allow your passenger to climb in.
Sure you have to step up and over the door sill to get in, which is mildly annoying, but it's better than scraping off paint on the concrete.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 18,050 miles