2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

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2019 Jaguar F-TYPE
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE

What’s new

  • Infotainment system offers larger touchscreen with improved graphics
  • Additional driver aids (automatic braking, lane keeping assist) now come standard
  • Part of the first F-Type generation introduced for 2014

Pros

  • Offers potent four-cylinder and V6 engines and outright steroidal V8s
  • Handling is precise, predictable and rewarding
  • Sublime interior design and quality, like fine English tailoring

Cons

  • Passenger and cargo space are secondary considerations
  • Compromises some measures of comfort to performance
  • Engine, road, tire noise: It's all there, and loud


Which F-TYPE does Edmunds recommend?

A V6-powered F-Type can feel like a cold shower after you've sampled the V8, but we'd still pick one to live with every day. The 340-horsepower V6 can feel a bit strained, but the 380-hp P380 hits the sweet spot between daily thrill and fuel consumption (or traffic citation-induced) poverty. We'd order it with the automatic transmission (the six-speed manual isn't too impressive), all-wheel drive for wet and dry handling prowess, and the Climate 2 package so we could have both heated and ventilated seats

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Loud, raucous and not exceptionally practical, the Jaguar F-Type remains one of our favorite sports-car indulgences. Its gorgeous shape and proportions are among the best on the road and belie the precise, aggressive tendencies lurking under the hood and sheet metal. But that doesn't mean the 2019 F-Type isn't a pragmatic choice. Indeed, with four-, six- and eight-cylinder engine choices, there's an F-Type for all driving styles.

The F-Type's range extends to its multiple configurations. It's available as a convertible or a coupe, with rear- or all-wheel drive, and offers both manual and paddle-shifted automatic transmissions. You can get it in one of 24 combinations, in fact, which befits the kind of tailored class of cars to which it belongs.

For 2019, the F-Type's infotainment system — significantly upgraded last year — is further refined with a 10-inch touchscreen and improved graphics. Also, some driver aids now come standard on all trim levels and include automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and a drowsy-driver alert system.

Drivers who seek maximum exhilaration need only consider the two 500-plus-horsepower V8 trims, which are brash, loud and blistering fast. On the other end of the spectrum is the 296-hp four-cylinder trim, which balances performance and fuel efficiency with the Jag's incomparable style. The V6, available in 340-hp and 380-hp versions, is our pick since it represents the best balance of the F-Type's charms.

While the F-Type isn't exactly cheap, it's still a relative bargain compared to some of its German and Japanese rivals.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE configurations

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat luxury sports car available as a coupe or convertible. It comes in P300, P340, P380, R-Dynamic, R and SVR trim levels with subvariations in between. The 300-named models can be optioned up handsomely, but power hounds will want the preternatural V8 performance of the R and SVR trims.

The F-Type P300 starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (296 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. This is the only configuration available with the four-cylinder.

Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, an active sport exhaust, LED headlights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding heated side mirrors and rear parking sensors. Inside, you'll find push-button ignition, cruise control, leather and microsuede upholstery, power-adjustable seats with memory settings, a power-adjustable and leather-wrapped steering wheel (with attached paddle shifters for automatic transmission models), rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.

Tech features include Bluetooth and USB connections, a 10-inch touchscreen navigation system with real-time traffic and routing, and a Meridian sound system with satellite radio, along with driver safety aids that include automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.

Opting for the P340 boosts engine power to 340 hp (332 lb-ft of torque) via a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (340 hp, 332 lb-ft of torque) paired to a choice of six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The P380 offers a higher-output engine (380 hp, 339 lb-ft), optional all-wheel drive, 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, a limited-slip differential and upgraded brakes.

A step up from that is the P380 R-Dynamic, which adds a driver-selectable active exhaust — which opens up the exhaust flow for more dramatic sound and effect — and various gloss black exterior trim pieces.

The R trim is a significant leap upward, substituting a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine (550 hp, 502 lb-ft) paired to the eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Features include 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, gloss black exterior trim, auto-dimming side mirrors, keyless entry, leather sport seats, and leather-wrapped panels, console and steering wheel.

The top-trim SVR uses a higher-output V8 (575 hp, 516 lb-ft) and adds a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, upgraded interior trim, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and front parking sensors.

The options list is long, but highlights include the carbon-ceramic brakes, heated and ventilated seats, upgraded leather upholstery, a Meridian surround-sound audio system, and additional driver assistance features such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. A carbon-fiber roof or a fixed panoramic sunroof and a power liftgate are available for all coupe models.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe (2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).

Driving

The turbocharged four-cylinder feels a bit out of place in the F-Type, especially if you've experienced the V6 or V8 models. It's got sufficient power, but only just. Without the evocative powertrains under the hood, the F-Type loses a lot of its appeal. Steering and handling are still top-notch.

Acceleration

There's plenty of passing power in the four-cylinder F-Type and it doesn't feel taxed running up grades either. The 0-60 mph sprint takes 5.5 seconds, which is still pretty quick, but slower than similarly priced rivals such as the Porsche Cayman S. Straight-line speed is not this Jag's best asset.

Braking

Coming to a smooth, casual stop proves tricky with brakes this sensitive. They feel good up until the last 5 feet of a stop, where it requires a really soft foot to avoid jerking to a halt. Maximum braking is another story. It's very stable and requires only 109 feet from 60 mph — a short distance for the class.

Steering

The steering feels appropriately weighted for a sports car — not too heavy or light — and is also customizable in the drive menus. The car responds to inputs immediately and predictably, and the feedback received from the road delivers a good amount of driving confidence.

Handling

This F-Type tackles corners with aggressive precision. Weight balance is excellent, and the car feels eager to move and change direction, especially with the four-cylinder up front. The summer tires add confidence, allowing you to toss this car into corners and rail through them with glee.

Drivability

In everyday driving, the four-cylinder F-Type is a mixed bag. Some of our editors found it easy to drive; others found the coordination between the engine and transmission a bit clunky. This F-Type is happiest when driven with enthusiasm. If that describes your driving style, it may suit you too.

Comfort

The firmly tuned suspension is appropriate for a sports car, but some may find the seat cushions too firm for comfort. At full throttle, the four-cylinder doesn't sound all that great, but thankfully it's relatively muted most of the time.

Seat comfort

The 12-way power seats have firm but generous padding, with the kind of lateral support needed for spirited driving. While the seats aren't ideal for long road trips, they're adequately comfortable over a couple hundred miles.

Ride comfort

Our test car featured an adaptive suspension. In its softest setting, the ride quality is still firm. Small road imperfections aren't jarring, but moderate undulations can cause some jostling. The sportiest setting noticeably increases ride stiffness and is meant for smooth roads only.

Noise & vibration

At highway speeds, there's a bit of road noise and a significant amount of wind noise. Our test car had a few rattles coming from the rear hatch that made us think it was ajar. The four-cylinder is the least abrasive of the F-Type engines, but it's still noticeably noisy.

Climate control

The big knobs and a simple layout make the dual-zone climate control easy to use. Syncing the zones takes a confusing search in the touchscreen menus. Center vents fold into the dash when off. Strong air conditioning cools the cabin quickly. Optional heated seats get sufficiently warm on cold days.

Interior

The F-Type's interior is attractive and user-friendly, but outward visibility is limited all around. Climbing in and out of the cabin can be an issue for taller drivers, and wider folks will feel a bit confined once inside. Most cars in this class are easier to live with.

Ease of use

Most controls are well-placed and easy to use. There's a good balance of buttons and touchscreen controls, with a relatively uncluttered steering wheel.

Getting in/getting out

As with other sport coupes, the F-Type requires some maneuvering to get in and out. The bottoms of the doors are high enough to clear taller curbs, but the door thickness makes access more difficult in tight parking spaces. The seat's lateral bolsters can also get in the way.

Driving position

The 12-way power-adjustable seats mean most drivers can find a comfortable driving position, and the standard power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel has plenty of range.

Roominess

For the average driver, the cabin is snug. Taller and thicker drivers may find it confining. Footroom is narrow on both the driver and passenger side. And while headroom is sufficient for most drivers, taller drivers will find the roof a bit low. Most other sport coupes are more accommodating.

Visibility

Thick front pillars and a small, high-mounted rear window result in compromised visibility both to the front and rear. The sharp drop-off on the nose of the car means you can't really tell where the bumper ends. We relied heavily on the optional rearview camera and parking sensors.

Quality

At first glance, the liberal use of high-quality leather makes the F-Type look and feel special. We noticed a few interior squeaks during our test, as well as a weird rear hatch rattle that made us question durability. The F-Type doesn't feel cheap, but its German rivals do it better.

Utility

While the F-Type doesn't have the least amount of cargo space in the class, it's pretty close. There aren't many options for in-cabin small-item storage either. These aren't deal-breakers for the class, but you'll have to pack even lighter than you would normally for a two-seat car.

Small-item storage

Interior storage is sparse, even for the class. There's a small netted area between and behind the seats that's hard to reach, slim door pockets, and cupholders that are average in width but shallow. Glovebox is only big enough for an owner's manual, and the center console is slim and shallow.

Cargo space

Cargo capacity is limited to a narrow and shallow 11-cubic-foot trunk. Most rivals offer more. Standard golf bags will not fit, but you can cram a few carry-on bags back there.

Technology

There are no voice controls on this trim level, and no matter which F-Type you get, the smartphone integration is subpar. Jaguar's proprietary system was updated for 2018, but it's relatively basic. Driver aids are limited to small option packages (2019 models now include some driver aids standard).

Audio & navigation

The base Meridian sound system has decent sound quality but left us wanting more volume, even at its max setting. (We'd opt for the upgraded system.) Selecting a destination in the navigation screen is relatively easy, and the center display makes for easy viewing as you drive along.

Smartphone integration

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available. Integrated directions are available through a Jag smartphone app, but it's more of a hassle to hook up than it's worth. Jag's native nav is easier. You can connect your tunes via USB, but there's no way to navigate through your media library.

Driver aids

The 2019 F-Type comes with more standard safety features, including forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring is still optional, though.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$63,850
MPG
23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$103,850
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
550 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$73,250
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$83,850
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite F-TYPE safety features:

Blind Spot Monitor
Warns the driver with visual and audible alert when a vehicle approaches alongside the driver's blind spot.
Park Assist
Automatically helps steer the car into parallel spaces while driver selects the gear and controls speed. Can also self-exit parking spaces.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Warns the driver through visual and audible alerts of traffic crossing the car's rearward path of travel.

Jaguar F-Type vs. the competition

2019 Jaguar F-Type

2019 Jaguar F-Type

2018 Porsche Cayman

2018 Porsche Cayman

Jaguar F-Type vs. Porsche Cayman

The Cayman is a seriously good budget alternative to a midlevel F-Type. No, it won't have the Jag's style or snarl, and it won't be all that "budget" if you add a handful of options to it, as you must with any Porsche. The Cayman falls short of the F-Type's overall power, and it only offers a turbo four-cylinder engine. But the Cayman is arguably easier to live with every day, while its handling is equal to or better than the F-Type's. Can't go wrong with either.

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Jaguar F-Type vs. Porsche 911

If the Cayman is the budget alternative to the F-Type, the F-Type returns the favor when it comes to the 911. The F-Type was always meant to lure drivers away from the 911, and on paper it's a good match. Both cars offer similar power from similar-size engines, and both offer a sports-car luxury experience. But the 911 offers a more refined interior and is simply more rewarding to drive, whether on a winding road or just riding down to the market. But 911s are commonplace, so if you're looking for something different or just something a bit bolder, the Jaguar hits the spot.

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Jaguar F-Type vs. Chevrolet Corvette

Do you prefer loud American overstatement to more subtle English refinement? While the F-Type can get loud and brash, it raises its voice largely through its hearty exhaust roar. The Corvette, meanwhile, unleashes fury everywhere — from under its hood, out its exhaust pipes, and through to its tires on the ground. And while today's Vette has its best interior yet, it's still not quite as luxurious as the Jag. Still, few cars beat the thrill of a top-speed acceleration run in a Corvette, not even the F-Type.

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2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible for Sale

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More about the 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE

Cars such as the 2019 Jaguar F-Type remind us that automobiles aren't simply modes of transport. They remind us that cars can be impractical, irresponsible, even frivolous. Yet with the right road, a powerful and responsive sports car can be downright transcendent. And that's what you get when you buy an F-Type: a two-seat sports-car experience, available with or without a roof, that taps directly into the enjoyment of motoring.

Unlike its German or Japanese rivals that place a premium on buttoned-down refinement, the F-Type is as much a piece of brash theater as it is an exhilarating ride. And well it should be, as an F-Type with even a handful of options can near the same six-figure price point as its competitors. The good news is that you don't need to reach for that kind of rarefied air to enjoy an F-Type. A base model F-Type starts at a price comparable to a nice luxury family sedan, and for many buyers that will be enough. With a 296-horsepower four-cylinder or a supercharged V6 and a choice of coupe or convertible, even a base F-Type is still a joy.

We imagine most buyers will be tempted by offerings further up the F-Type ladder. You can get a little more power with the P340, P380 or P380 R-Dynamic trim levels. More discriminating performance enthusiasts might only be satisfied by the kind of power wrought from the 550-hp and 575-hp V8 engines of the R and SVR trims, but that kind of commitment is certainly not a prerequisite for enjoying the F-Type's charms.

Power isn't all you get when moving up to the upper trim levels. The R trim, for example, introduces standard all-wheel drive, a higher grade of leather upholstery, keyless entry and ambient cabin lighting. And the all-in, top-trim SVR model lays on luxury appointments such as quilted leather seats, a heated steering wheel and a microsuede headliner.

Whichever trim level you buy, the F-Type can't fail to elicit a thrill every time you sit behind the wheel and hear it fire to life through an exhaust crackle. While its competitors are good, far better than the F-Type in some areas, none pack the same kind of visceral thrill, even if you're just staring at it from a distance. When you're ready to treat yourself to some of that thrill, let Edmunds guide you on your buying journey.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Overview

The 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible is offered in the following styles: 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), R 2dr Convertible AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A), 340 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 380 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 380 HP 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), SVR 2dr Convertible AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A), R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M), and 340 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M).

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