2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Interior Already Shows Signs of Wear
June 24, 2015
I hate the driver's seat in our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. It looks great, but a bleacher seat at Fenway is softer and ultimately more comfortable.
But this isn't about the seat's function; it's about its durability. In the last 11 months, we've driven our orange beast almost 22,000 miles, which is probably about two years of use for the typical owner. And the interior is showing signs of wear.
We've already documented the peeling copper finish on the Jag's paddle shifters. Well, now the driver's seat is looking pretty beat. The leather on the bolsters, especially the one on the seatback, is showing major wear due to continuous butt-rubbing as we get in and out from behind the wheel.
Some of the plastic trim on the pillar behind the seat is also warping and pulling away from its proper placement, and there are some carpet issues beginning to creep into the foot well area.
Jag has definitely addressed the reliability and dependability of its vehicles. Once legendarily bad in these areas, Jags now border on bulletproof. This F-Type and our former long-term XF, workhorses both, prove that. If you're hesitant to buy a Jaguar because you think it's going to break down all the time, get your head out of 1982. It's just not the reality in 2015.
Having said that, it seems Jaguar has a little ways to go on the durability of some of its interior materials.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 21,872 miles