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2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: December 8, 2019


Making a replacement of a legendary car is a daunting task for any manufacturer. However, with the introduction of the F-Type in 2013, Jaguar did create ripples across the Automotive World after being showcased as the replacement to the legendary E-Type. For 2020, Jaguar isn’t fiddling with the tried and tested recipe for success with the F-Type, albeit with some minor changes and additions to the same.

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Pros

MPG figures from the base Motor

Multiple Motor Options

Composed Handling Manners

Cons

Average Interior Space

What's New?

New Checkered Flag Trim

Standard Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Standard Front Parking Sensors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$61600

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.9/64.9

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.6 in.

curb weight

3360 lbs.

ground clearance

3.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

14.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

ev range

425.5 mi.

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Emblems  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Right Side View  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE 3 Quarter View  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE 3 Quarter View  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE 3 Quarter View
Interior
 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Center Console  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Center Console  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Doors  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Cockpit Area  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Front Arm Rest

Styles

 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in British Racing Green Metallic color  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in Caldera Red color  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in Carpathian Gray color  2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in Fuji White color
British Racing Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

6.6

Interior

6.7

Exterior

8.1

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE P300

P300

power
296hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$61,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $61,600 MSRP (23/26/30) 296hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE P400

P400

power
340hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$71,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P340 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $71,100 MSRP (20/23/28) 340hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE P300 Checkered Flag Limited Edition

P300 Checkered Flag Limited Edition

power
296hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$71,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $71,900 MSRP (23/26/30) 296hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE P380 Checkered Flag Limited Edition

P380 Checkered Flag Limited Edition

power
380hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$94,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P380 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $94,500 MSRP (18/21/26) 380hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.2

Overall Rating


The 2020 Jaguar F-Type, misses out on a Manual Transmission and only comes in the Automatic Unit. There is also a new Checkered Flag trim that comes in as a tribute to Jaguar’s racing legacy and history. Other additions include the addition of Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Front Parking Sensors across the range. Engine options continue to be the same as last year and expect not many changes in the performance as well.

Jaguar has priced the 2020 F-Type from $61,600 to over $94,500 depending on the engine and customization chosen. Rivals of the F-Type include the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C43, Porsche 718 Cayman and the Lexus RC 350F.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View

6.6/10
Features

 
 
 

6.7/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

6.6/10

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type remains mostly unchanged from its 2019 iteration other than the debut of a new Checkered Flag trim. The Checkered Flag Trim gets Checkered Flag Badges on the Front and the Rear, Red Brake Calipers, Black Brushed Aluminum Center Console and Checkered Flag Embossing on the seats. The Standard F-Type gets some additions in the features list that includes Standard Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Front parking Sensors.

Trim

F-Type

F-Type Checkered Flag

MSRP(2.0L Motor)

$61,600

$71,900

MSRP(3.0L Motor)

$71,100

$94,500

Key Features

LED Headlights with Signature DRL’s

Adds/Upgrades from F-Type

 

Meridian Sound System

Supercharged 380HP 3.0L Motor

 

12 Way Electric Powered Front Seats with Memory

Exterior Black Design Package with Extended Side Sills

 

18” 10 Spoke Alloys

20” 6 Split-Spoke Style Alloys

 

Navigation Pro System

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Sports Seats with Grained Leather and Suedecloth facings

Windsor Leather Interior with Suedecloth headlining

Which trim to buy?

The right F-Type is purely a personal choice for the difference between various configurations it offers boils down to your driving preference. The Standard Model will be a good buy for most buyers but people, looking for some exclusivity will surely prefer the Checkered Flag trim.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine

Under the hood of the 2020 F-Type is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 motor mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Propelling the rear wheels of the F-Type, the machine under the hood is swift and rapid however feels a tad unrefined. Nonetheless, its power delivery is brisk thanks to the 4-cylinders mighty torque. The feline’s responsive gearbox is controlled via paddle-shifters and each clink and clank while the motors roar up is greatly tuned to providing excellent performance.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Engine Bay

The Checkered Flag trim of the F-Type, comes with a 3.0L 380HP Supercharged V6 as an option while the standard F-Type gets the options of 340HP 3.0L supercharged motor.

Models

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

MSRP

$61,600

$58,445

$53,425

$58,150

Engine

2.0L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Flat 4 

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

9 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

Horsepower

296 hp@ 1500rpm

385hp@6100rpm

311hp@6600rpm

300 hp@ 6500rpm

Torque

295 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

384lbs.-ft.@2500rpm

280lbs.-ft.@4800rpm

280 ft-lbs@1950rpm

*2019 Model Year Figures used for Reference purposes only

Speaking of rivals, the Mercedes has the most power and torque on offer in this category and is leaps and bounds ahead of the Jag or any other coupe of this class. The Lexus follows the Merc and is then followed by the Porsche and the Jag respectively.

How fast is the F-Type?

The F-Type’s 4-cylinders sure know how to spurt powerful delivery from the standstill, taking 5.4secs from naught to 60 miles per hour while zipping the quarter-mile in 14.1s. Out on the road, you will never feel a lack of power, except for when you want to push the Jag really, really hard.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Front View

Overtakes will be easy on both the city and on the motorway and you will still have some power left, to leave the others behind by quite some distance.

Models

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

4.1 sec

5.7 sec

4.9 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec

12.6 sec

14.2 sec

11.3 sec

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Flat 4 

Emission 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

6.8

N/A

9.3

N/A

In spite of its brisk acceleration, the competitors propel quicker than it. Holding similar output, the 718 Cayman shaves half a second off the feline’s coupe in both the tests. 

How good is the handling?

Built keeping in mind comfort and athleticism, the Jaguar F-Type keeps up the potential between the lines of luxury and sport. While it’s attuned towards a firm ride, the 2-seater glides over bumps and potholes easily without questions, and its commendable handling capability allows thrashing and aggressive driving, helping the mean spirited rider in you to take this feline to its limit. It's precise and responsive steering only elevates its entertaining ride while also staying exciting.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 3rd quarter View

Otherwise, body roll is readily limited. The F-Type coupe is soldered to the roadway and barely comes across as a weakling. Tame it the way you want, the Jaguar is not the one to step down, whether that’s cruising down the highway or a visit to your nearest groceries. 

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

Brake Front (in.)

14

14.2

13.2

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.8

12.6

12.2

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3360

3979

3891

2944

60-0 MPH (ft.)

101

N/A

115

95

The large 14” and 12.8” brakes on the front and rear are good enough to earn the F-Type a commendable spot in its competition. At a panic brake test from 60 miles per hour to a standstill, it takes an excellent 101 feet. Neither mushy nor undulated, the pedals dispense with sensitive braking that is strong, reliable, and stable. 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

The Jaguar’s 4-cylinder motor is quite frugal, gulping 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. The Thrifty 2.0L Turbocharged Unit places the F-Type at the top of the competition as far as MPG figures are concerned and deliver a healthy 426 miles of range on the highway.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

MPG (city)

23

19

18

21

MPG (highway)

30

27

24

28

MPG (combined)

26

22

21

24

Range (miles) (city/highway)

426/555

331/470

313/418

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

17.4

17.4

14.2

The Rivals of the F-type can’t match the MPG figures of the same and are significantly lower than the same. The Porsche comes in the closest to matching the MPG figures of the Jaguar, while the Merc and Lexus lose out to the other 2 by bigger margins.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

6.7/10

Inside the F-Type, space is a compromise you will have to make while aesthetically paralleling luxury and sport. Sewn leather seats alongside leather trim and quality finish make up the cabin. Seating 2, the posh and cozy seats are comfortable but headroom and legroom confine tall or thick passengers to a restricted enclosure.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Seats

The interiors feel extremely premium on the whole and you will get a luxury laden experience, once you step in the cabin. We expected Jaguar to offer seating for 4 passengers in the F-Type but owing to the sporty nature of the F-Type, we can see why Jaguar decided to go against it.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

Passenger capacity

2

4

4

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.0/56.5/43.0

40.9/55.3/41.7

39/54.7/45.4

N/A

Second 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

37.1/55/35.2

34.8/50.8/27.3

-

The low-build of the F-Type poses a problem for tall passengers to get in or out, and the confined space inside it would cause a bit of discomfort for slightly healthier passengers. The enclosed structure next to the thick front pillars and high-mounted rear windows alongside a drop in the front nose, all combine to induce another issue - poor outward visibility. 

How good is the Infotainment system?

While seemingly reasonable cabin gives way to a decent interior, the infotainment system on the Jaguar is another case altogether.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Infotainment system

The latest 10” touchscreen with navigation system is an upgrade from the previous year but is still not the marquee’s forte resulting in mediocre performance and user interface. Also, another big downfall is that the trim doesn’t include voice recognition. Adding to the dismay, the technology of the system feels inferior to its rivals. Some standard features include –

  • 10” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation pro
  • Analog Dials with Central TFT Display - 190mph
  • Chrome instrument cluster dial rings
  • USB and 12V Socket in Center Console 
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio & HD radio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple Car Play, Android Auto
  • Meridian Sound System

How practical is the F-Type on the Cargo front?

While the F-Type is being touted as a Sports Car by its maker, it’s as practical as a performance sedan.The 14.4 cu.ft. Of cargo space is higher than some of the performance hatchbacks on sale in the market and is enough for carrying your stuff bought while doing your daily errands.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.4

10.5

10.4

14.9

Creature comforts on offer?

Jaguar bundles plenty of goodies inside their Cars and the F-Type, despite being a sports car, doesn't lack them either. While the premium features are reserved for the top models of the F-Type family, you do get a decent set of equipment in the standard model as well. Some of the highlights include

  • LED Interior lighting
  • Sports Seats with Leather and Suede Cloth Facings
  • Electrically adjustable Steering Column with memory
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Single-zone Climate Control
  • Deployable front air vents
  • Pollen filter
  • Clear sight interior rearview mirror
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
  • Overhead lighting console
  • Interior storage - with net 
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Dashboard
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Dashboard
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Center Console
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Center Console
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front Seats
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front Seats
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Steering wheel
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Steering wheel
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Interior
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Interior

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

8.1/10

Yes, it does. The new F-Type comes virtually unchanged from its previous iteration. Sat alongside its 18” alloy wheels, the coupe is a modern design infused with a classic touch. The feline’s craftsmanship is delicately molded with smooth character lines and subtle detail, all culminating in the elegance of the aerodynamic sculpture of the 2-door.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 3rd Quarter View

The Checkered Flag Trim looks quite different from the standard F-type, courtesy of 20” Alloys, Checkered Flag Badging and a lot of black treatment on the outside. 

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

Curb weight (lbs.)

3360

3979

3891

2944

Length(in)

176.0

184.8

185.0

172.4

Width(in)

74.2

71.3

72.4

70.9

Height(in)

51.6

55.3

54.9

51.0

Ground clearance (in)

3.9

3.6

5.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

111.8

107.5

97.4

When viewed from any angle, the sleekness of the Jaguar is both tasteful and profound. Measuring 176” in length, the F-Type coupe perches 4” from the ground, shorter than most coupes in the competition and weighs 3500 pounds. 

Most attractive features on the Outside?

Just like the Interiors, Jaguar offers a lot of attractive features on the outside of the 2020 F-Type as well. Some of the most attractive features include the following lot

  • Exterior Black Design Package with Extended Side Sills
  • 20” 6 Spoke Alloys 
  • Red Brake Callipers
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • LED Taillights
  • Flush Exterior Door Handles
  • Switchable Active Exhaust
  • Power Folding Heated ORVM’s with Memory
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Badge
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Badge
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front headlight
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front headlight
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Side View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Side View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe side Voew
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Side View

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

Offered with aplenty safety equipment alongside technology, the feline makes sure to keep the driver as well as its passengers protected. The manufacturer has kitted the F-Type with affluent and advanced standard safety features such as –

  • 6 Airbags
  • Trunk Entrapment Release Lever 
  • Remote Central locking with Deadlocks and Drive-Away Locking
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Tire Repair System
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Driver Condition Monitor with Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Smart Key System with Keyless Start
  • Emergency Brake Assist with EBD

NHTSA and IIHS are yet to rate the 2020 Jaguar F-Type.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Competition

Jaguar F-Type vs Mercedes-AMG C43

The Mercedes-AMG C 43 is the performance version of the standard C 43 and it seems like Mercedes has taken the “performance” part quite seriously. The AMG C 43 is leaps and bounds ahead of the Jag in terms of performance and leaves the Jag, red-faced on a track. In terms of build quality as well, the Jag simply can’t match the Tank-like build on the Merc, despite the premium feel of the Jag’s cabin. The F-Type however, comes with a rich pedigree and legacy behind it and is way more practical to live with on a daily basis than the Merc. The Merc is cheaper than the Jag by around $3,000 and is a performance coupe primarily. The Jag, however, does better as a daily driver and isn’t a bad performer on the roads as well.

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43
2020 Mercedes-AMG C43

Jaguar F-Type vs Lexus RC 350 F

The Lexus RC 350F is one of the few cars in the market, that still comes powered by a Naturally Aspirated Motor. It offers a more engaging driving experience than the Jag and a feeling that is unadulterated and pure ecstasy. The Lexus has a well-built cabin and will definitely stand the test of time when you compare it against the Jag. The Lexus is cheaper than the F-type by around 8 grand as well. However, at the end of the day, an RC 350 F owner will buy a Lexus but a Jaguar F-Type owner will take home Luxury, Heritage, Pride, and a Rich Legacy with it. There is no separating the 2 cars but for what the Jaguar offers, the premium is worth paying for.

2020 Lexus RC 350 F

Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman is the budget alternative to the F-Type. While both offer a 4-cylinders under the hood, the Porsche performs just a tad better than the feline coupe. The German’s handling is more refined and has a better grip as compared to the F-Type. However, the Feline relatively is also an excellent performer while whizzing on the track. Both the coupe’s house gorgeous and opulent interior and with either choice, you can’t go wrong. 

2020 Porsche Cayman
2020 Porsche Cayman

 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

The Jaguar F-Type is the true successor to the Legendary E-Type in almost every way possible. It handles like a Sports car, feels premium to sit inside and doesn’t miss out on features as other Sports Cars do. With the New Checkered Flag edition, you do get your fair share of exclusivity with all the fancy decals and styling and that adds to the ownership experience as well. With prices remaining mostly unchanged over its predecessor, the F-type still remains as desirable as ever and will surely be a Coupe that you would want to be parked in your garage.