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Jaguar F-Type

(2013 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

56
%
D

Used car score:

54
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

68
%
C

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

41
%
D

Reliability Rating:

74
%
C

Running Costs:

22
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

56
%
D

Used car score:

54
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

68
%
C

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

41
%
D

Reliability Rating:

74
%
C

Running Costs:

22
%
E

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 January 2024, the Jaguar F-Type has a New Car Expert Rating of D with a score of 56%.

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Key specifications


Body style: Two-door coupé and convertible
Engine: petrol
Price: From £62,235 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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Car

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Evo

+

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+

Honest John

+

Parkers

+

The Intercooler

+

The Sun

+

The Telegraph

+

Top Gear

+

What Car?

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, 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

As of January 2024, the Jaguar F-Type has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. If the F-Type is selected for assessment, we will publish the results here.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Jaguar F-Type has a high reliability rating of 68%, according to warranty claim data provided by our partner MotorEasy. The data refers to both coupé and convertible models.

Electrical system faults are the most common, and usually cost around £360 to fix. Engine problems are pretty common too but don’t occur as often – these repairs reported cost over £3,300 on average.

If you’re looking at a used Jaguar F-Type, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models28 mpgE26 – 30 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models234 g/kmD214 – 249 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models44D42 – 46D – D
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£497D
Year 2£1,123D
Year 3£1,726D
Year 4£2,046D
Year 5£2,767D
Overall£8,159D

The Jaguar F-Type is an expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The car’s fuel economy is very poor, and insurance and maintenance costs are predicted to be higher than the market average.

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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