2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

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

Updated on: July 15, 2020
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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. The F-Type became a favorite among Auto Pundits and Enthusiasts alike and was an instant hit. The convertible version of the F-Type carries over its predecessor with some small albeit necessary changes and updates, that would help it stand the head to head with its rivals.

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Pros

MPG figures from the base Motor

Multiple Motor Options on all trims

Handling Composure

Premium Interior Build Quality

Cons

Sub-Par Cargo Capacity

Seats only 2 People

Plenty of Road, Tire Noise creeping through the Cabin

What's New?

New Checkered Flag Trim

Standard Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Standard Front Parking Sensors

Omission of the Manual Transmission across the range


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$64700

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

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 shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14/14

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

64.9 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.5 in.

curb weight

3405 lbs.

ground clearance

3.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

839 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/23/18 mpg

highway range

425.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Ethereal SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Ethereal SVO Ultra Metallic Satin Matte color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Flux Grey SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Fuji White color
Ethereal SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

6.5

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

6.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.1

Competition

7.5

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Base

Base

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

$64,700 - $74,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $64,700 MSRP (15/18/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
P340 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $74,200 MSRP (15/18/23) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Checkered Flag Limited Edition

Checkered Flag Limited Edition

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

$74,300 - $96,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $74,300 MSRP (15/18/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
P380 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $96,900 MSRP (15/18/23) 380 hp @ 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 Convertible, misses out on a Manual Transmission and only comes in the Automatic version. There is also a new Checkered Flag trim that comes in as an addition to the 2020 lineup and celebrates Jaguar’s rich 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 Convertible from $64,700 to over $96,900 depending on the engine and customization chosen. Rivals of the F-Type include the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C43 Convertible, Porsche 718 Boxster Convertible, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible.

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

8.0/10
Features

 

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.5/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 

7.5/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type remains mostly unchanged from its 2019 iteration other than the fact that a New Checkered Flag trim debuts in the 2020 edition. 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)

$64,700

$74,300

MSRP (3.0L Motor)

$74,200

$96,900

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

   

Sports Seats with Grained Leather and Suedecloth facings

Which trim should you 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 Convertible Engine and Performance

6.5/10

Under this 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 Convertible has 2L Engine

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. Not only is the more powerful of the 2 motors on offer but, it also feels the most sporty to drive as well. This engine feels rev-happy and doesn't lose out of steam at any moment.

Models

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

MSRP

$64,700

$64,645

$61,495

$60,250

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

6.2L Naturally Aspirated V8

2.0L Turbocharged Flat 4 

Drivetrain RWD AWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-Speed automatic

9-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Manual

6-Speed manual

Power

296hp@1,500rpm

385hp@6,100rpm

455hp@6,000rpm

300 hp@6,500rpm

Torque

295lb-ft@1,500rpm

384lb-ft@2,500rpm

460lb-ft@4,600rpm

280lb-ft@1,950rpm

*2019 Model Year Figures used for Reference purposes only

Speaking of rivals, the Corvette has the most power and torque on offer in this category and is leaps and bounds ahead of the Jag or any other convertible of this class. The AMG follows the Corvette, which is further followed by the Porsche and Jaguar.

How Fast is the F-Type?

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible covers 0-60 in 5.4 sec

The F-Type’s 4-cylinders sure knows 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. In spite of its brisk acceleration, the competitors propel quicker than it. Holding similar output, the 718 Boxster shaves half a second off the feline’s convertible in both the tests. The 340HP powered F-Type takes 5.1 secs to reach the 60MPH mark, while the 380HP Motor, takes about 4.9 secs to do the same.

Models

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

4.7 sec

3.7 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec

12.6 sec

11.9 sec

13.0 sec

Top Speed 171 MPH 155 MPH 184 MPH 187 MPH

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

6.2L Naturally Aspirated V8

2.0L Turbocharged Flat 4 

How fun is it to drive?

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 Convertible Front View

Otherwise, body roll is readily limited. The F-Type convertible 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*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

Brake Rotors Front

14"

14.2"

13.6"

13.0"

Brake Rotors Rear

12.8"

12.6"

13.3"

11.8"

Curb Weight

3405 lbs

4231 lbs

3362 lbs

2944 lbs

60-0 MPH

109 ft

N/A ft

97 ft

99 ft

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 Convertible Fuel Economy

5.0/10

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 498 miles of range on the highway.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

MPG (City)

23

18

16

21

MPG (Highway)

30

25

25

28

MPG (Combined)

26

21

19

24

Fuel Capacity

16.6 gallons

17.4 gallons

18.5 gallons

14.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

381.8/498/431 miles

313/435/365 miles

296/463/351 miles

298/398/340 miles

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

6.8

N/A

9.3

8.0

The Rivals of the F-type can’t match the MPG figures of the same and are significantly lower than the same. The Chevy comes in the closest to matching the MPG figures of the Jaguar, courtesy of its huge Fuel Tank. While the Merc and Porsche lose out to the other 2 by small margins.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Interior

6.5/10

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. The entire cabin feels premium in feel and oozes luxury from all angles.  We do however have a complain as the Jag allows seating for just 2 passengers. However, considering the sporty credentials of this convertible, we can see why Jaguar went forward with this decision.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Front Seats

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

Seating Capacity

2

4

2

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.0/56.5/43.0

38.8/54.8/42.0

37.9/55.2/43.0

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

35.6/51.7/32.0

N/A

N/A

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. 

Creature comforts on offer?

The Interiors of the F-Type, aren't just luxurious but laden with features as well. While there are plenty of highlights on the inside, here are few of the standout ones on offer

  • 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

How good is the Infotainment System?

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Infotainment Display

in the modern era of gadgets and gizmos, carmakers are in the race of decking up their cars with the latest in the world of Tech. Jaguar has risen up to this challenge and is offering the latest, in terms of the tech-savvy features. However, despite bundling all the latest tech, we do feel that the Infotainment system of the Jag needs some rework. it feels slow to respond to touch inputs and isn't as intuitive as something like the MMI system from Audi. 

  • 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 much Cargo can you fit in the F-Type?

While the F-Type Coupe may be a segment leader in the Cargo Capacity department, the F-Type Convertible is at the other end of the spectrum. With just 7.3 cu.ft. of Cargo Space on offer, the F-Type offers the least Cargo Space among its adversaries, despite its bigger proportions. That's due to the convertible setup that takes the place of the rear cargo area that can be otherwise seen in the coupe.

Model

Jaguar F-Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

Cargo Capacity

7.3 cu.ft.

8.8 cu.ft.

10.0 cu.ft.

9.6 cu.ft.

The Corvette manages to stay atop of the Competition and is followed closely by the 718 Boxster. The Merc is the next in line in terms of Cargo space and the Jag, rounds up the list.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Exterior

9.0/10

In terms of design, the F-Type was always a showstopper. Hence, the 2020 F-Type comes virtually unchanged from its previous iteration. Sat alongside its 18” alloy wheels, the convertible is a modern design infused with a classic touch. The feline has been designed with superb attention to detail. The smooth character lines and subtle details, all culminate to add to the elegance of the aerodynamic sculpture of the 2-door. 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.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Third Quarter View

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT RWD*

Porsche 718 Boxster RWD*

Curb Weight 

3405 lbs

4231 lbs

3362 lbs

2944 lbs

Length

176.0"

184.8"

176.9"

172.4"

Width

74.2"

71.3"

73.9"

70.9"

Height

51.6"

55.3"

48.9"

50.4"

Ground Clearance

3.9"

3.6"

5.2"

4.3"

Wheelbase

103.2"

111.8"

106.7"

97.4"

View the Jaguar from any angle and you will be spellbound by the looks of this Jag. Measuring 176” in length, the F-Type convertible perches 4” from the ground, shorter than any most convertibles in the competition and weighs 3500 pounds. 

Note-worthy features on the outside?

There are a lot of things that will keep you hooked to the F-Type on the outside. Unlike the standard F-Type convertible,  the Checkered Flag trim, differentiates itself from the same, owing to its bigger alloys, black treatment on the outside and different badging. Here are few of the noteworthy features on the outside of the 2020 F-Type convertible

  • 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 Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Safety

8.1/10

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 Convertible Competition

7.5/10

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. With all this pedigree, you do get a sense of class and luxury while sitting inside the Cabin of the F-Type. The F-Type and the Merc are on the same page in terms of prices but just because of the better daily driving attributes, we hand over the Edge to the Jag.

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43

Jaguar F-Type vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s answer to the Sports Car Segment, dominated by the Europeans and the Japanese and boy, have they come out all guns blazing. The Corvette offers a lot of punch in terms of performance and is more practical than the Jag as well. In terms of features, the Corvette is superior to the Jag and is cheaper to own and buy as well. However, the Jag is the more luxurious of the two and feels more suited to daily driving, courtesy of linear power delivery and fuel-efficient motors. The Corvette is a hooligan in its own way but the F-Type comes with its own flair and elegance that makes a statement on its own.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster 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 convertible. 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 convertible’s house a gorgeous and opulent interior and with either choice, you can’t go wrong. However, in terms of long term ownership and reliability, we will strongly favor the Porsche and which is why it is our pick here.

2020 Porsche Boxster

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Final Verdict

The F-Type Convertible is one of the very few sports cars in the country that allows you to have the fun of a Sports Coupe but with its top-down. 2020 F-Type, carries forward all the goodies of the 2019 Model but adds some nifty features that add to the overall value of the F-Type. Leaving out the dismal amount of Cargo Capacity on offer and the lack of sound insulation from the outside, the F-Type convertible feels similar to its coupe sibling in almost all aspects. So, if you are in the market looking for a convertible that’s Luxurious, Frugal, Peppy and Loaded with Features, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type is one car that deserves your serious attention. 

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P380 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

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Posted On: August 10, 2020

Supercharged V6

Pros - Supercharged engine, configurable dynamics, exhaust sound

Cons - Back rest cushioning, headlight throw

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Has a v6 on the papers but drives and sounds like a v8. Love the quick pedal response without any delay complimenting the overall ride quality. All new configurable driving dynamics further add a reason to drive it every day.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Supercharged V6

Has a v6 on the papers but drives and sounds like a v8. Love the quick pedal response without any delay complimenting the overall ride quality. All new configurable driving dynamics further add a reason to drive it every day.

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