2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R
- 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
- 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
- Passenger and cargo space are secondary considerations
- Compromises some measures of comfort to performance
- Engine, road, tire noise: It's all there, and loud
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which F-TYPE does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.9 / 10
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.
Noise & vibration6.5
Ease of use7.0
Getting in/getting out6.5
Audio & navigation6.5
Features & Specs
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
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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.
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.
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.
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R Overview
The 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE R is offered in the following styles: R 2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A), and R 2dr Convertible AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A).
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