Used 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE


  • Stirring and occasionally flamboyant V8 performance
  • capable handling and braking
  • finely crafted cabin.


  • Underwhelming V6 acceleration
  • outdated infotainment system
  • limited passenger and trunk space
  • noisy cabin.
Jaguar F-TYPE years

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Jaguar F-TYPE 2016 R 2dr Convertible AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
14,712 miles
Used 2016
Jaguar F-TYPE
Jaguar of Chantilly
9.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $1,199/mo
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**ALL WHEEL DRIVE** NAVIGATION** JAGUAR CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED** VISION ASSIST PACKAGE** BLIND SPOT MONITORS** ONE PREVIOUS OWNER** BACK UP CAMERA** LOW MILES** PRE-PAID SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE** CALL TO SCHEDULE OUR TEST DRIVE TODAY**Adaptive Front Lighting wCornering Lamps, Blind Spot Monitor, Front Parking Sensors wRear Parking Camera, Intelligent High Beams, Reverse Traffic Detection, Vision Pack R.CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. Jaguar Approved Certified Pre-Owned Details:* 165 Point Inspection* Limited Warranty: 72 Month100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date* Vehicle History* Warranty Deductible: $0* Transferable Warranty* Roadside AssistanceOdometer is 901 miles below market average!
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016 S 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
23,274 miles
Used 2016
Jaguar F-TYPE
Land Rover of Chantilly
9.1 mi away
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Jaguar F-TYPE 2016 S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
13,509 miles
Used 2016
Jaguar F-TYPE
Select Auto Imports
24.9 mi away
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We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. 3.0L V6 Supercharged 380HP AWD with Navigation, Rear View camera, Blind Spot and so much more.................. 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible AWD *Polaris White Exterior and Jet/Jet Interior *ONLY 13,509 Miles *Certified *Like New *Original MSRP $93,695.00 * 4 Brand New Tires *Premium and Vision Pack ($3,900): -Reverse Traffic Detection -Valet Mode -Interior Storage w/Lockable Cover -Front & Rear Parking Sensors w/Rear Parking Camera -Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, air filter and air quality sensor -Intelligent High Beams -Climate Pack -Heated Seats -Heated Steering Wheel -Wind Deflector -Blind Spot Monitor -Power Fold Exterior Door Mirrors w/Auto Dimming -Adaptive Front Lighting w/Cornering Lamps -Garage Door Opener *Exterior Sport Design & Black Pack 2 ($600): -Gloss Black Side Power Vents & Mesh -Gloss Black Front Grille Surround -Gloss Black Roll Hoops *Interior Black Pack ($300): -Black interior trim -Black Hex Console Trim *High Performance Brake System *DPCK *Black Brake Calipers *19'' Volution Alloy Wheels-Silver *Jaguar F-Type S includes: - 19-inch wheels -An adaptive suspension -Larger front brakes -A mechanical limited-slip differential Selectable dynamic driving modes (controls throttle, steering and transmission responses) -The active sport exhaust -A flat-bottom heated steering wheel -Multicolor ambient lighting *Other Standard Features include: -Automatic bi-xenon headlights with washers and LED running lights -Automatic wipers -Power-folding heated side mirrors -Keyless ignition and entry -Cruise control -Single-zone automatic climate control -Leather and simulated suede upholstery -Simulated leather interior trim -Eight-way power seats (with four-way power lumbar and power side bolsters) -Driver memory settings -A power tilt-and-telescoping steering column -An auto-dimming rearview mirror -Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity -An 8-inch touchscreen display -Navigation -A 12-speaker Meridian audio system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a USB/iPod interface, smartphone app integration, and HD and satellite radios -Fully powered retractable soft top *The 2016 Jaguar F-Type S is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016 R 2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
18,180 miles
Used 2016
Jaguar F-TYPE
Platinum Motor Cars
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Jaguar F-TYPE 2016 R 2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
18,466 miles
Used 2016
Jaguar F-TYPE
Alpha Motor Sports
52.5 mi away
Est.Loan: $1,128/mo
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Jaguar F-TYPE 2016 R 2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
20,797 miles
Used 2016
Jaguar F-TYPE
Platinum Motor Cars
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With a new manual transmission and all-wheel drive both available, the Jaguar F-Type has broadened its appeal in 2016 and continues to be a lust-worthy blend of style, performance and luxury.

vehicle overview

Gorgeous styling, a luxurious interior and thrilling performance all combine to make the 2016 Jaguar F-Type one of the most desirable sports cars on the road today. And that would probably be the case even if the F-Type were completely unchanged from last year. Yet Jaguar has decided not to rest on its laurels, instead making some big changes to further the F-Type's appeal.

Compared to other established sports cars, the 2016 Jaguar F-Type is still a rare sight on the road.

Headlining are the mechanical additions of a new six-speed manual transmission and available all-wheel drive. Though it's only available with the V6 engine, the manual will undoubtedly appeal to driving purists who want a three-pedal setup, although we found it difficult to engage the clutch smoothly, and the rubbery shift action was a disappointment. The availability of all-wheel drive should interest buyers who live in inclement-weather climates and/or appreciate the added security of increased traction in wet or dry conditions. Under normal driving conditions, the new all-wheel-drive system sends all power to the rear wheels. But when hustling the F-Type on a curvy road, a track or in slippery conditions, the system can shift 50 percent of engine power to the front wheels for improved grip and handling.

There are some downsides, though. The Jag isn't especially practical, even by sports car standards, with a cramped and noisy cabin and a paltry amount of cargo space -- especially in the convertible. We've also been disappointed by the V6's performance. If such concerns resonate with you, the Porsche 911 is much better suited for daily driving and road trips, while boasting impeccable driving manners and a wide selection of variations. Porsche's less expensive and superior handling Cayman and Boxster are also worth considering. And if you want something a bit less expensive but just as capable, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette is in many ways the Jag's American spiritual cousin in terms of its brash character and aggressive performance. But when it comes to satisfying the emotional side of driving, the evocative 2016 Jaguar F-Type is one of the best sports cars available today.

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE configurations

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat sports car available as a fabric-top roadster or a hardtop coupe. Both the coupe and the convertible are available in base, S and R trims.

Jaguar offers the F-Type as both a coupe and convertible.

Standard features on the base trims include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic bi-xenon headlights with washers and LED running lights, automatic wipers, power-folding heated side mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, single-zone automatic climate control, leather and simulated suede upholstery, simulated leather interior trim, eight-way power seats (with four-way power lumbar and power side bolsters), driver memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen display, navigation and a 12-speaker Meridian audio system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a USB/iPod interface, smartphone app integration, and HD and satellite radios. The convertible has a fully powered retractable soft top, while the coupe has a panoramic glass roof. On the base model, an active sport exhaust is standard on models equipped with the manual transmission, but optional with the automatic transmission.

Upgrading to the F-Type S will get you a more powerful engine, 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, larger front brakes, a mechanical limited-slip differential, selectable dynamic driving modes (controls throttle, steering and transmission responses), the active sport exhaust, a flat-bottom heated steering wheel and multicolor ambient lighting.

At the top of the range, the F-Type R adds the supercharged V8 engine, 20-inch wheels, red brake calipers and larger rear brakes, an electronic active differential with torque vectoring, quad exhausts, auto-dimming mirrors, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated sport seats, full leather upholstery and interior trim, a heated steering wheel and metal pedals. The coupe also includes a power hatch, while the convertible has a wind deflector. Most of the R's standard items are available on lower trim levels in packages or as stand-alone options.

All trims are optional with extended leather interior trim, simulated suede upholstery and interior trim, and a heated windshield. There is also the Vision pack, which includes adaptive headlights, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic detection and a blind-spot warning system. All but the base model can be had with high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes, while a carbon-fiber roof is available on all coupe models.

2016 Highlights

For the 2016 F-Type, Jaguar adds a six-speed manual transmission option, available all-wheel drive and enhanced technology features. All F-Types now have electric-assist power steering (replacing the former hydraulic power steering). Also, Jaguar has made some changes to the F-Type's trim levels and options packages, including making the previously optional 12-speaker Meridian sound system standard on all F-Types. The V8 S model has been discontinued.

Performance & mpg

The base 2016 Jaguar F-Type is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. A standard six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic send power to the rear wheels. Jaguar estimates the base F-Type will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds with the manual and 5.1 seconds with the automatic. For fuel economy, the EPA estimates that the base F-Type will return 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with the automatic transmission. With the manual, estimates drop to 19 mpg combined (16/24).

The midrange F-Type S uses the same V6 but increases power output to 380 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. It has the same transmission choices as the base engine, but is offered with all-wheel drive paired only with the automatic. In Edmunds testing, a V6 S coupe with the automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive went from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds, while a manual-equipped V6 S coupe made the same run in 5.2 seconds. Both are respectable times but still slower than many rivals. Jaguar estimates that all-wheel drive adds an estimated tenth of a second. The F-Type S with rear-wheel drive and the automatic transmission is rated by the EPA at 22 mpg combined (19/27). These lower by 1 mpg each with the automatic and all-wheel drive. The manual transmission knocks estimated fuel economy down to 18 mpg combined (15/24).

The F-Type R receives a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that puts out 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. You can only have the R with all-wheel drive and the eight-speed automatic transmission. In Edmunds testing, an R Coupe accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0.3 second quicker than the rear-drive 2015 model. The F-Type R coupe is rated by the EPA at 18 mpg combined (15/23), while the convertible's city rating is 1 mpg higher.


Standard safety features on the 2016 Jaguar F-Type include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, seat-mounted side airbags and rollover protection bars (convertible only). Rear parking sensors are standard on the R model and as an option on all other trims. Front parking sensors, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor and a rear cross-traffic warning system are optional on all trims.

During Edmunds testing, an F-Type V6 S with rear-wheel drive took 106 feet to come to a stop from 60 mph, an average stopping distance in this class. An all-wheel-drive F-Type R with optional carbon-ceramic brakes fared marginally better, stopping in just 104 feet.


If you're looking for ultimate straight-line performance, the lightning-fast F-Type R is the way to go, especially because now you can utilize all 550 horses from a stop thanks to traction-enhancing all-wheel drive. Just stomp the gas and the F-Type R rockets ahead, with the active exhaust producing one of the most outrageous soundtracks that an internal combustion engine can offer. Some driving enthusiasts will miss being able to light up the rear tires like you used to be able to do on the previous rear-drive F-Type R, but on the whole, the all-wheel-drive R is a more versatile car.

Three words: Get the V8.

As for the V6, it's underwhelming. It doesn't sound nearly as memorable, and acceleration is below par. It's nice that Jag offers a six-speed manual for it, but it's not a particularly smooth or enjoyable transmission to shift. The eight-speed automatic is the way to go, and it certainly didn't keep us from thoroughly enjoying a year-long test of a 2015 F-Type R coupe. It shifts nearly as quickly as many of the automated manual transmissions in competitors, executing smooth gearchanges in everyday driving situations and quick rev-matching downshifts when you're driving with a bit more enthusiasm.

As for handling, the 2016 Jaguar F-Type delivers, big time. All models in the range perform on a very high level, though the V6 models feel marginally more responsive in the handling department than the heavier R. The F-Type's traditionally stiff ride quality has been softened somewhat, especially on the S and R models with adjustable adaptive dampers. At speed on the highway, the F-Type is mostly comfortable, but the cabin can get pretty noisy with wind, engine and road noise. On broken city pavement, the firm suspension has trouble soaking up rougher road imperfections. It's especially noticeable with the 19- or 20-inch wheels.


Slide into the F-Type's driver seat and there's no mistaking it for anything but a sports car. Even in base trim, there are plenty of cues telling you that this car means business, with racy stitching, well-bolstered seats and a beefy passenger grab handle on the center console. It's still a Jaguar, though, which means top-notch materials. Such finishing touches as central air vents that rise from the dash and the "Ignis" orange start button and shift paddles (for S and R models) further increase the cool factor.

The F-Type's interior looks great and is finished in high-quality materials. The touchscreen interface disappoints, though.

For 2016, some of the F-Type's interior tech has been updated and all trim levels get the 12-speaker Meridian sound system as standard. The system also includes an 8-inch touchscreen and Jaguar's InControl Apps, which allows for expanded smartphone connectivity and use of third-party apps. Unfortunately, these upgrades do not change the touchscreen's slow response times, unintuitive menu structure and unappealing graphics that are extremely outdated compared to most rivals.

At highway speeds in the convertible, top-down motoring is calm, with buffeting kept to acceptable levels. If you suddenly remember you forgot your hat and sunscreen, though, the top goes up in just 12 seconds and it can do so at speeds up to 30 mph. The coupe provides a slightly more confined feeling inside, but there's still plenty of headroom and the now-standard panoramic sunroof offers a much airier feel.

Road trips in the Jag may be a bit of a hassle. The padding in the full-leather seats is stiff and unyielding, so the more forgiving suede upholstery is a very attractive alternative. Those long of leg will find the seat doesn't move far back enough, and trunk space is notably limited whether you're in the coupe or the convertible. The convertible provides just 7 cubic feet of space, while the coupe offers a more usable 11 cubes. Medium-size suitcases will be a tight squeeze (a golf bag is iffy), and the oddly shaped space and awkward liftover make luggage loading even more difficult.

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Don't think twice, think three times BEFORE BUYING
This is my third F-Type in two months. The first was a "Certified" 2014 auto "S" with 12k mi., the second was another "Certified" 2014 auto base with 40k mi., the third is a previously unregistered 2016 Jaguar executive car with a manual (an "S") with 5k miles. Good: all three look great. The acceleration with the autos is great...the manual less so. Bad: all three had/have defective fuel fillers, defective stereos, squeaks/chirps/rattles/buzzes. (And the second one had a radiator hose rupture during the test drive...but I still bought it after it was fixed.) The first two were each in the shop for a week just after purchase due to these KNOWN problems. The dealers admitted they knew there were service bulletins out for these problems, but stated that Jag won't pay them to fix these problems pre-delivery. Each was bought back. Jag refuses to fix the defective stereos and told me it would void my warranty if I paid the $4k necessary to make it sound good. No joke: the $500 Fender stereo in VW's is light years better than the 770W Meridian system, which spews out muffled bass and tinny mids. The bass is distorted in all of them. Try this: compare bass at full with sub at zero and vice versa--not much volume from the one at full. Then, put one at full and add some volume from the other: disproportionate volume increase and muddy distortion. Then, put them both up high and send the sound to the back: not much from the subs in back...except for gurgling distortion. I thought the 2016 models had all of these problems fixed. I was wrong. Shame on me. The present car is a lease and the dealer won't unwind it because the car was never previously registered. I got an amazing lease: a $96k sticker reduced by $25k, making a first month plus fees drive off with $762/mo. for 33 mo. with 15k mi./year thereafter. But, if the stereo is so bad, the gas pumps shut off twenty times during fill-ups, and a buzzing erupts when the exhaust button is on loud and the accelerator is depressed between 2,650 rpm and 3,000 rpm, how good a deal is it?? I could go on and on.... Never again an F-Type. Never again a Jaguar. Just buy a good used 911 and be done with it.
Extremely disappoited with the vehicle
Junk my Jag,07/01/2017
I've had the car for 10 weeks and it's been in service for half that time. Yes, my new car has been at the service facility for five weeks....and counting! My problems started the first week I had the car; the engine stalled out at a red light and needed to be re-started, the trip odometer has more mileage than the overall vehicle mileage (Strange. Right?) and the vapor lock on the gas tank makes fueling an effort. Then the sbs system was faulty, as the air-bag light was continuously illuminated and the passenger seat became inoperable. Now the exhaust system does not work properly. Parts have been replaced, wiring checked and diagnosing the issues remain a mystery. The car is fun to drive, looks nice and drives well, but owning the vehicle is a hassle, an inconvenience and the worst new car experience of my life. If I could return it, I would. In fact, I want a refund and will gladly go back to my hassle-free Infiniti Q-60S or my Mercedes. Anything.
STAY AWAY from Jaguar Land Rover products!!
Alex Dimitriu,08/10/2018
Let me start by saying that this is probably one of a handful of reviews I have ever posted anywhere on the Internet. Previous cars and trade in. Reasons why. So I have two Jaguar cars. Both 2016 models, one is a XF 35T, and another is an F Type S with automatic transmission and RWD. The cars are stunning on the outside when you compare them with just about anything on the road, south of $150K. As far as interiors go, the F Type I have is fully loaded with their sport seats and extended leather package. It smells great inside, like a leather factory, and the seats and sitting position is spot on for my 6.0’ height. The XF on the other hand has a very plain and unremarkable interior, and I have the version with the vinyl seats, which are horrible and feel like you are sitting on bubble wrap. The infotainment systems on both cars are really crappy when comparing with all major competitors, and even with Jeep or Nissan systems. For the XF we traded in a twelve year old E Class. That car had a more buttoned up interior and nicer overall trim but it was time for a change. BTW it had zero major issues outside of maintenance, some front end ball joints, a fuel tank sender and a brake module (this last one was an expensive repair). As far as the F Type, a 2013 5 Series was traded at 29K miles. That car was completely trouble free. Previous dealer experience When serviced at BMW of Darien in CT, everything was covered, brake pads, tires, wiper blades. The infotainment in the BMW is LEAGUES ABOVE the Jaguar unit, although it was three years older. Mercedes Benz always provided a loaner on the spot, even when they were repairing a ten-year-old car. They really are on point, the dealer always followed up, and the in / out time when bringing in for service can be counted in minutes. Local Jaguar Dealer This local dealer has to be one of their worst dealers although that would be tough to flesh out. When they serviced the XF they left the engine cover just loosely thrown on top of the engine, not pinned down. When the tires got bubbles on the side walls at 12K miles, the dealer said it’s not covered, and the Jaguar Land Rover North America call center pretty much said the same thing, and said you’re on your own. Luckily Good Year the tire manufacturer that Jaguar chose as a supplier, gave us a small credit towards the purchase of three new tires. Now we have a car with one older tire, and the same brand and model installed that previously failed because of supposed pot holes. The same roads and pot holes were driven through by me in my previous Porsche 911 with 305 cross section Pirelli tires that never had a side wall issue. When I brought the f Type for service they said the free included oil change would not be covered this time. They wanted $190 for oil and filter (7 quarts synthetic and a filter). They said I went over 30 days past the two year mark of the cars’ in service date of June 1st 2016. So, they did the oil change last year (Jaguar Land Rover Freeport) so they knew when the year was up. The car’s computer warned me two weeks ago, and the app on my phone (Jaguar In Control) did the same. We never received any emails or calls from either the dealer or Jaguar Land Rover that the service was due. I proceeded to make the call for service and was told to come in the following week on a Tuesday morning. They also said that no loaners were available but I can wait for 1.5 hours and they would service and wash the car. When I found out about the oil change fee, I refused that service, but mentioned some trim fitting problem in the interior. After waiting in their waiting room for 1.5 hours, they said that a seat would need to come out and they will schedule me to come back a different time. But to sit tight and the service advisor would return with a date and time. Thirty minutes later he returned with a receipt for $0 that also mentioned some 27 point courtesy inspection. No mention of what that entails, and the Jaguar Call Center could not verify either. So I waited two hours there and nothing was done. Not even the follow up appointment. The SERVICE advisor said call next week to get a date to come back, and pointed to my car and said –“ exit is that way”. When I got home I noticed that one of the wipers had broken pieces of rubber hanging out of it. Apparently the 27 point inspection does not include looking at the wiper blades. Selling at a loss I am so angry that all financial rationale is out the window at this point. All major losses on a new car happen the first year or two, and the F Type has 11K mikes on it now. I was planning on keeping it until the warranty expires, but no way I am doing that now. Found a six month old Porsche 911 dealer demo with Certified Pre Owned. Much better dealer network and cars. They will probably kill me on this trade in, but in all honesty I can’t really blame them. A crap shoot when it comes to the quality or reliability of hat they are taking in when it comes to Jaguar
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Features & Specs

18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
550 hp @ 6500 rpm
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
15 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Quick Summary
Jaguar has expanded the reach of its F-Type sports car for 2016. It's fundamentally the same vehicle as the one that launched as a 2014 model, carrying over the engines intact, but with some noteworthy hardware changes under the skin.

What Is It?
The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is an aluminum-intensive, two-seat, front-engine sports car that is offered in either coupe or convertible body styles. A base supercharged V6 produces 340 horsepower, while the S model increases output to 380 hp. For 2016, the 495-hp V8 S Convertible has been dropped in favor of a new R Convertible that packs the same 550-hp V8 as the R Coupe.

All-wheel drive replaces rear-wheel drive in V8 models — pour a little out for the erstwhile rear-drive R models (like our long-term 2015 F-Type R Coupe) — and is optional on V6 S variants. A manual gearbox is now available for RWD V6 models only. As before, all V8 F-Types feature an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual control via the console shifter or steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

What's With the All-Wheel-Drive System?
In applying all-wheel drive to the F-Type, Jaguar made a few tweaks to the existing body shell and powertrain.

A power takeoff sprouts near the aft end of the car's eight-speed automatic to drive a propshaft that routes power to the front wheels. To accommodate the front differential and axles, the engine's oil pan has been redesigned and the whole engine has been raised slightly in the chassis. This also necessitated a revised transmission tunnel in the car's aluminum chassis and a new hood that is exclusive to AWD models. The hood has revised vent locations and a raised center section to retain the same crush space to the engine as rear-drive variants. Spotters guide: AWD models also get a body-color rear diffuser-esque panel and side sill extensions.

There is no center differential. Instead, an electronically controlled hydraulic clutch pack varies the proportion of torque sent to the front axle, up to a maximum of 50 percent. Control of this system is integrated with the electronically controlled rear differential (on R models) and uses the brakes to actively manipulate the cornering attitude. All of the engine's torque is sent aft until the onboard electronic overlords predict that the rear tires are about to lose their bite on the asphalt or if a big rotation is imminent, at which point the center coupling proactively directs torque to the front.

In total, the AWD hardware adds 176 pounds to the curb weight of the already beefy F-Type and shifts the weight distribution forward by 1.2 percent. Stiffer front springs were fitted to compensate for this additional mass, and there are more rigid bushings in the front suspension's control arms as well as recalibrated electronically variable dampers.

What Else Is New?
All F-Types dump the rack-and-pinion steering's hydraulic assistance in favor of electric assistance for 2016, ostensibly for fuel economy. It is more likely an attempt to offset the effect of adding AWD. Combined fuel economy holds steady at 18 mpg, while city mpg slips by 1 mpg to 15 (23 mpg highway is the same as last year).

Basic warranty, scheduled maintenance and roadside assistance coverage expands to five years and 60,000 miles, which is one year and 10,000 miles longer than previously.

Enhancements to the list of standard equipment and a few interior tweaks round out the changes for this year.

How Does It Drive?
Pearl-clutching purists will probably decry Jaguar's move to electric assist for the steering, but the reality is that the F-Type's outgoing hydraulic rack was, frankly, never a benchmark in any case. The new electrically assisted rack is just as accurate and if anything offers more nuanced feel, with a more pronounced buildup of effort around center. What's more, it has none of the synthetic sensation that can be a telltale of electric assistance. It's just better.

On the road the F-Type R's all-wheel-drive system only makes its presence known when you stand on the gas from a standstill or at low speeds because the new car just digs in and hurls forward in any conditions that would have the RWD car's traction control light flashing or wheels spinning. Such is the newfound traction the front-driven wheels afford.

Yet the 2016 F-Type R Convertible we drove on the street felt less outright bonkers rapid than our long-term 2015 F-Type R Coupe. The extra mass of the AWD hardware plus the heavier drop-top body style we drove meant we were dealing with a car that's about 210 pounds heavier than our chunky long-termer, or 4,115 pounds. That's seriously hefty for an all-aluminum two-seater.

There are also those who are concerned that the AWD system will neuter the F-Type's tail-happy character. We're happy to report that it is by no means an understeering mess, and that the AWD system is about as invisible as one can reasonably expect. We piloted an R Coupe around Monticello Motor Club's 1.9-mile North Course. On track we found that it turns in eagerly and power oversteer can still be induced if you treat the throttle like a mortified housekeeper treats a spider. For sure, the yaw angles the new car achieves are less lurid, as it is clawing forward and sideways all at once. The AWD F-Type probably clicks off quicker lap times than the outgoing car, especially on tracks that have a lot of low-speed corners from which to exit, even in the dry.

Still, some drivers will miss the outright hooligan-y character of the RWD car. Rear tire-smoking horseplay may be slower, but who cares? It's fun. While the AWD system will increase the F-Type's sales potential in traditionally wet regions like the Pacific Northwest and in the Northeast, it's unfortunate that the rest of the nation has no say in the matter. Many overseas markets can choose between RWD and AWD V8 F-Types for 2016. Why not us?

The new manual transmission in V6 models, on the other hand, is a more universally welcome addition to the range. Slotting quickly from well-defined gates with reasonable throws, the shift lever does its job well enough. By contrast, the clutch has a vague, flat effort. This, paired with the obvious throttle manipulations occurring to facilitate smooth set-offs make the use of this manual gearbox feel, in a twist of irony, slightly synthetic. Still, we're glad buyers now have the option of rowing it themselves. Choosing the manual transmission also shaves 22 pounds and more than a thousand bucks from the sticker compared to the autobox.

What's the Interior Like?
Few changes were made to the cabin for 2016. It's essentially the same intimate interior with leather trim in abundance, though new gauges have been fitted and the multimedia system updated.

The firmly padded, 14-way power seats are supportive during hard cornering but have oddly shaped backrests that erode comfort. Ventilated seats are not available.

Interior storage is minimal but includes a pair of medium-size cupholders and a shallow armrest bin and door pockets. The trunk doesn't fare much better, as it maxes out at 11 cubic feet and its aperture is fairly narrow. Jaguar assures us that two golf bags will fit, but we're more inclined to think that one set of clubs in a medium bag would barely squeeze in there. That said, it is much more accommodating than the convertible's tiny 7-cubic-foot trunk.

What Features Come Standard?
This is another area where Jaguar has been busy. For 2016, Jaguar has included as standard equipment a panoramic glass roof and retractable sunshade, keyless entry and a premium audio system. The hatch on R Coupe models gains power assistance, while S variants get the entertaining driver-selectable muffler bypass valves and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

All F-Type models are now available with a torque-vectoring system for the rear wheels that uses the brakes to vary power from one side to the other. As mentioned before, the more sophisticated electronically controlled rear differential is still exclusive to the R models.

How Much Does It Cost?
With the increase in standard equipment comes an increase in base price. The 2016 R Coupe is $4,600 costlier at $104,595. Add $2,850 if you want the top to go down.

Optional features abound, the priciest of which is the carbon-ceramic brake package that holds the line at a whopping $12,000 ($14,450 for S models).

At the opposite end of the F-Type range, a base V6 with a manual starts at $65,995.

What Competing Models Should You Also Consider?
Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A powerhouse of a performer with exuberant styling flourishes, this car simply cannot be ignored, especially for the price.

Porsche 911: The sports car benchmark. Certainly less visually arresting than the F-Type, the 911 is precise, comfortable and communicative, roomy... and, relative to the Jaguar, common.

Porsche Boxster/Cayman: Dynamically brilliant, these twins fall short of the F-Type's outright thrust but arrive at a lower price point.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
The F-Type range covers a range of prices and performance, and the V6 S models in particular occupy a niche nearly all their own. This is a car with personality, from the evocative styling to its deliciously obnoxious exhaust that delivers a machine-gun report. The availability of a manual gearbox only increases its appeal.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
A brash, shouty car isn't for everyone, and the F-Type can't match the 911 for dynamic polish or everyday usability. The addition of all-wheel drive has not fundamentally altered the F-Type formula as much as it could have, but the fact that it is compulsory is puzzling.

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Should I lease or buy a 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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