2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible

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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 8, 2020

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Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is a renowned automaker that has been spread over the automotive industry for its luxurious and utilitarian cars. However, they also have a very popular two-seater sports car - the F-Type. For a price of around $105,000, the F-Type R now comes with sumptuous performance, quality interiors and a striking design in a convertible form. To be specific, the F-Type R also comes in lower-priced variants but lacks the level of performance the R trim offers.

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Pros

Energetic powertrain

Stylish design

AWD standard

Remarkable Interiors

Cons

Slightly laggy infotainment unit

Ride is a bit on the firmer side

What's New?

Updated styling

Reworked Chassis


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$105900

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

305

horsepower

575 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

516 lb-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

14/12.8

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.5 in.

curb weight

3887 lbs.

ground clearance

3.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

4 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity

1000

payload

949

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/24 mpg

highway range

425.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Base

Base

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

$105,900

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Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $105,900 MSRP (16/18/24) 575 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L, V-8, Premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2
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Colors and Styles

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible in Blue Metallic color
Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.3

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.1

Competition

8.8

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


Since Jaguar decided to scrap the SVR trim for 2021, the F-Type R is the current flagship trim. Internally the R has a lot of things similar to the SVR, which is a good thing. The Jaguar F-Type R Convertible competes with cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, and Aston Martin Vantage Roadster.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible front view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible rear view

9.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

8.8/10
Competition


2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Pricing and Features

9.0/10

Being the top-most trim, it comes after the basic F-Type, F-Type First Edition and the F-Type R-Dynamic. The F-Type R is equipped with the best of features including everything from the engine to massive 20 inch wheels adorning this beautiful GT. 

Model

F-Type R Convertible

MSRP (RWD)

$105,900

Key Features

20-inch, 10-spoke Gloss Black and Diamond Turned finish wheels

 

Auto-dimming, heated and power side-mirrors with memory

 

Electrically adjustable steering column with memory with Auto-dimming rearview mirrors

 

Premium cabin lighting

 

10-inch touchscreen infotainment display Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and dedicated navigation

 

Lane Keeping Assist, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, Emergency Braking and Assist

The F-Type range starts from $64,700 for the basic model and elevates up to $105,000 for the F-Type R whereas the Coupes are roughly $2000 cheaper than the Convertibles.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

The 2021 F-Type R Convertible looks like a very versatile sports car. However, since it is very new, there have not been any reliability or ownership cost estimates, hence the data from older models will be taken instead for rough estimates.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

Talking about the F-Type R’s reliability, it is quite an expensive car but is also solid and durable looking at the model’s history but is, unfortunately, not rated officially. The 2020 F-Type R is probably the best sports car to have according to the customer reviews. It also had a very petty recall about ‘incorrect tire placards’ which is taken care of in the 2021 model.

Category

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$1,007

$1,042

$1,079

$1,116

$1,156

$5,400

Maintenance

$75

$829

$94

$1,894

$2,733

$5,625

Repairs

$0

$0

$0

$0

$3,778

$3,778

Taxes & Fees

$4,768

$70

$70

$70

$70

$5,048

Financing

$4,440

$3,570

$2,643

$1,654

$598

$12,905

Depreciation

$18,280

$7,617

$6,227

$6,977

$6,097

$45,198

Fuel

$1,988

$2,047

$2,109

$2,172

$2,237

$10,553

True Cost to Own

$30,558

$15,175

$12,222

$13,883

$16,669

$88,507

Coming to the ownership costs and considering the 2018 model, the true cost to own an F-Type R is supposed to be around $88,000 in 5 years and driven for 15,000 miles per year. The cost to own one in the current years might inflate but, it is surely the most reasonable wild sports convertible available.

Warranty

Unlike most of its rivals, the Jaguar has backed all of its F-Type models under the name of ‘EliteCare’ which offers all the models from 2016 and above with some perplexing warranties for it to be called as a sports car. This shows the confidence that Jaguar has put while making this little monster.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24 hr Roadside assistance

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Corrosion perforation warranty

6 years/ Unlimited miles; whichever is earlier

Miles per Dollar

The Jaguar F-Type will have a MPD (miles per dollar) ratio of 2.02. This means the F-Type runs for 2.02 miles for every dollar you spend on it. This ratio is achieved by factoring all the running costs including taxes, insurance, fuel costs to the average distance covered in a year which comes to $7,400 and 15,000 miles respectively.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Buying Advice

The 2021 F-Type R is already out for sale and it is arguably, one of a kind sports convertible right in budget and hardly any of its competition can satisfy the feel of it. Talking about its variants which start way lesser than what the R costs but they do not quench the thirst a petrolhead might want whereas the F-Type R is just what one would need.

Is buying a used Jaguar F-Type R a good idea?

Owning a used F-Type R would just be as good as owning a new but on the older models which are not equipped with new engines and intriguing exteriors would be the major missings. However, the interiors might have only slightly changed, according to the 2018 model, the F-Type R Convertible is supposed to face a depreciation of $23,000 in 5 years which might not make much of an effect to its owner.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Powered by a 5.0L supercharged V8 gasoline engine, the F-Type R has one of the biggest engines in the segment. However, it produces only 575 HP of power whereas most of its competitors pull out more from their smaller engines.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible engine

Other than that, a perfectly in-sync all-wheel-drive and a competent automatic transmission make the power to every wheel flow smoothly and consistently.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

MSRP

$105,900.00

$189,750.00

$182,100.00

$149,995.00

Engine

5.0L Supercharged V8 

4.0L Bi-Turbo V8

5.2L NA V10

4.0L Bi-Turbo V8

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

575 hp @ 6,500 rpm

577 hp @ 6,250 rpm

562 hp

503 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque 

516 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

516 lb-ft @ 2,100 rpm

406 lb-ft

505 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

Looking at the numbers, the F-Type R is very close to the AMG GT R Roadster, however, it is very much affordable when compared to all of its competitors. The R8 Spyder also steps up in terms of power but lacks torque whereas the Vantage Roadster lacks a lot of power.

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible Acceleration and Braking Performance

The 2021 F-Type R is amazingly quick as it accelerates from 0-60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds. Besides the power unit, it is a combined effort of the transmission and drivetrain systems which gives such amazing results.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible brake rotors

Other than acceleration, the F-Type R comes to a complete stop from 60 MPH in just 112 feet.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

0-60 (seconds)

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

N/A

11.1

11.2

11.7

Top Speed (MPH)

186

197

200

190

60-0 (ft)

112

115

96

100

A neck-to-neck competition is felt in this particular section as the Jaguar, Mercedes and Audi claim to have the same 0-60 MPH. However, as the F-Type R’s quarter-mile is not yet available, the Audi R8 Spyder tops the list with best top speed and least stopping distance whereas the Vantage Roadster falls short of a few numbers in every comparison except braking.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Fuel Economy

7.3/10

Jaguar has not yet officially declared its miles to the gallon estimate for the 2021 F-Type R. However the model has been launched for a while now, the estimated values are approximately calculated and the combined MPG is achieved as 18. With a tank capacity of 18.5 gallons, it has an acceptable range when compared to its competition.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

MPG (City)

16

15

13

18

MPG (Highway)

24

20

20

24

MPG (Combined)

18

17

16

20

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

19.8

21.1

19.3

Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

296.0/444.0/333.0

297.0/396.0/336.6

274.3/422.0/337.6

347.4/463.2/386.0

*unofficial data, actual numbers may vary.

The Aston Martin takes advantage of having lower numbers in the performance specs and races ahead of its competition. With almost equal accelerations, the Jaguar seems to give the best fuel economy after which comes the GT R Roadster whilst R8 Spyder stands last performing poorly.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Interior

7.0/10

Being fast in the numbers, the F-Type R also bears some next-level interiors. Starting with the dashboard, materials like leather and premium plastics finished with brushed metal make everything neat and simple while the console box is quite compact and low giving good space throughout the cabin. Moving on to the performance 12-way power seats with optional heating or cooling and memory function wrapped in Windsor leather makes it easy to just find the perfect position to go flat-out.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible seats

Additionally, the F-Type R trim has special “R-interiors'' which include premium ambient lighting with Jaguar and R-branding embossed on the seats, dash, and the leather-covered steering wheel. Moreover, metal tread plates and aluminum finished consoles are also a part.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

36.5/56.0/42.8

38.0/58.4/TBD

39.0/55.0/TBD

NA

Trunk Capacity (ft3)

11.8

5.8

4.0

NA

The F-Type R seems to be the only car with all of the information available, though the competition has a better room but has a very small trunk, unlike the huge storage capacity of the Jaguar. The GT R Roadster has a better shoulder room whereas the Audi showcases a great headroom. However, Aston Martin has not revealed their numbers so it becomes tough to conclude anything about it.

How is the infotainment system in the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R?

A 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment touchscreen display takes the center which responds quickly and has rich graphics. It supports systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to integrate your phone into the car. Additionally, there is a SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio with a Connected Navigation Pro that offers great information about the surroundings and directs to destinations precisely. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible dashboard

Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and a 12-volt power socket also make it easier to plug and power old gadgets in this new F-Type R. Moreover, an Integrated Driver Display just ahead of the steering which assists the driver with just the right amount of information required and has great visibility.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible cockpit area
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible cockpit area
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible front seats
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible rear seats
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible steering wheel
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible rear seats

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Exterior

9.0/10

The 2021 F-Type R has been sportily facelifted as the hood is redesigned beneath which the headlights sit and that gives it much muscular and bolder look, also making it simpler than before. The LED headlights and signature DRLs are made sharp and crisp whereas the honeycomb grille with R-badging gives it a new identity. Moving on to the rear, the taillights are also lit with LED and have been tweaked slightly and made straighter on the inside. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible third quarter view

The character lines are observable but do not look any different than the previous model, however, the flush door handles and heated power-folding side mirrors make it appealing from the sides. Besides these features, Jaguar also offers a lot of color options and customizable rim designs to choose from for the customers.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

Curb Weight (lbs)

1,743

3,746

1,685

3,650

Length (inches)

176.0

179.7

174.4

175.7

Width (inches)

80.4

81.7

80.2

84.7

Height (inches)

51.6

49.4

48.9

50.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.2

3.7

6.3

5.0

Wheelbase (inches)

103.2

103.5

104.3

106.4

The R8 Spyder seems to have the least weight and other parameters which makes it ideal to drive in the city. However, Jaguar only is a bit lengthy and tall; it has the best ground clearance and shortest wheelbase. The Vantage Roadster is the bulkiest of all and the GT R Roadster does moderately fine.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible three quarter view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible front view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible right side view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible rear three quarter view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible rear view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible top view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R basic Convertible wheel

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Safety

8.1/10

Made of a strong unibody chassis, the Jaguar F-Type R also has enough active and passive safety features like Lane Keep Assist, Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Adaptive Speed Limiter, Driver Condition Monitor, Rollover Protection System and a few more. Since it is an expensive car neither the NHTSA nor IIHS have tested it and so there are no scores available regarding safety. However, trusting in the company’s loyalty, the F-Type R is supposed to be a safe enough car.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Competition

8.8/10

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

The F-Type R is a much simpler car on the inside whereas the GT R Roadster might be a little confusing. Moreover, the elegance felt in the F-Type R is not the same in the Mercedes-AMG though it is the most expensive of all. From the outside, the Jag is better styled than the AMG GT R, the latter also has a very long hood up front, which makes relying on the cameras a better option. 

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

However, the AMG GT R Roadster might be a little more spacious on the inside, it is also that much longer and wider from the outside. Talking about power and performance, both have very similar results except for gas mileage and the AWD drivetrain in the F-Type.

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible vs 2020 Audi R8 Spyder

Starting from the outside, Audi has nicer looks, curves and most importantly, it is the most compact of its competitors and is expected to have a better room than the F-Type R. However, this awe is only limited to the outside as the interior is quite subtle and minimalistic. Moreover, the Jaguar being way more affordable has better fuel efficiency.

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

2021 Jaguar F-Type R vs 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

These British cars are astonishing from the inside as well from the outside. While the Jaguar is simple, the Vantage Roadster has a very sporty and powerful appeal.

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

However, looking at its performance, it does not look like the Aston Martin is equally fast as the F-Type R. Moreover, it is heavier and wider. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Convertible Final Verdict

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type R is the most wholesome sports convertible one could have. Though it may not have much popularity like its rivals, it is very evident from the specifications that it is one of those top-notch sports cars which is underrated. It's simply stylish and the sporty design makes it stand out from others The engine is also very powerful and the car is backed with good reliability and warranty on offer. Lastly, it is the most fuel-efficient and affordable premium sports two-seater convertible in the market, therefore get your hands on this brit, since they are the last of its kind.

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