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Jaguar F-Type

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Summary


The Jaguar F-Type is a two-door, two-seat sports car available in either coupé or convertible body styles. It was originally launched in convertible form in late 2012, going on sale in the UK in summer 2013. The coupé version followed about a year later. The range was given a major update in 2019, easily recognisable from the revised front-end styling.

Originally launched with a choice of V6 or V8 engines, a four-cylinder powerplant was added in 2017. As part of the 2019 facelift, the V6 engine was dropped and a lower-spec V8 engine offered instead. There have also been high-performance SVR and Project 7 models, which are not covered here.

The F-Type has received mostly positive reviews for its combination of style and performance. Its Expert Rating score falls a long way behind its most commonly-compared rivals, the Porsche 911 and Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman twins, but still tends to be a favourite of motoring journalists.

As of September 2021, the Jaguar F-Type has an Expert Rating of 69% based on 23 reviews.

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Key specifications


Body style: Two-door coupé and convertible
Engine: petrol
Price: From £54,965 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2012
Last updated: Winter 2019/20
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Top Gear

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of September 2021, the Jaguar F-Type has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Given that it’s been on sale since 2013 and is a relatively low-volume model, it’s probably safe to suggest that crash testing is never going to happen.

Eco rating


Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Jaguar F-Type has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the F-Type is selected for assessment, we will publish the results here.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Jaguar F-Type has received

2020

  • What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Coupé under £35K

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Best Performance Car

2018

  • What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Coupé under £35K

2015

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Coupé
  • Automotive Management Awards – Best New Car
  • ContractHire&Leasing Awards – Best Sports Car

2014

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Coupé

2013

  • Top Gear Awards – Best Convertible
  • Stuff Awards – Car of the Year
  • FHM Awards – Best Drop Top
  • Recombu Awards – Best Performance Car
  • World Car Awards – Best Car Design

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