2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible

2020 MODEL
$87,400 - $90,400
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2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 14, 2020
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With the Introduction of the R-Dynamic Trim in the F-Type’s range, Jaguar added a bit more sense and practicality to the F-Type’s lineup. The R-Dynamic Trim, acts as a bridge between the Track Focused and “Hooliganish” F-Type R and the relatively milder F-Type. That includes a powerful motor underneath the R-Dynamic’s hood and a bundle of features on board.

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Pros

Strong Punch from the Motor

Good MPG figures

Luxurious Interiors

Feature loaded Cabin

Cons

Sub-Par Cargo Capacity

Poor outward visibility

What's New?

Standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto

Omission of the Manual Transmission across the range


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$87400

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

380 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

339 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 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)

15/15

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.5 in.

curb weight

3558 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

962 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.7 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 R-Dynamic Convertible in Ammonite Gray Metallic color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible in Black Berry color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible in Caldera Red color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible in Glacier White Metallic color
Ammonite Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

6.5

Fuel Economy

7.3

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.1

Competition

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Base

Base

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

$87,400 - $90,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 8AM) Starting at $87,400 MSRP (15/18/23) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8AM) Starting at $90,400 MSRP (15/18/23) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.8

Overall Rating


The 2020 Jaguar F-type R-Dynamic Convertible costs a whopping $87,400 for the base RWD trim and $90,400 for the AWD version. Powering the same is a 3.0L Supercharged V6 motor that also does duty, in the newly introduced Checkered Flag trim of the F-Type. Based on the P380 trim, the R-Dynamic comes with, frankly, flamboyant additional features like a selective active exhaust flow which allows more dramatic exhaust sound. 

Speaking of the rivals, the F-Type R-Dynamic has to deal with rivals from the likes of Mercedes, Porsche, and BMW. That includes the SL 450 Convertible, 911 Carrera Cabriolet and the M4 Convertible.


9.0/10
Features

 

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Features

9.0/10

The R-Dynamic is basically the Standard F-Type but with few extra features that bridge the gap to the R trim. These two configurations are the sportiest of the lot and come with a host of intended features alongside the manufacturer’s prestigious luxury and opulence. The Noteworthy difference between the 2019 and 2020 models, comes from the fact that the 2020 Model gets standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto

The R-Dynamic is basically the Standard F-Type but with few extra features that bridge the gap to the R trim. These two configurations are the sportiest of the lot and come with a host of intended features alongside the manufacturer’s prestigious luxury and opulence. The Noteworthy difference between the 2019 and 2020 models, comes from the fact that the 2020 Model gets standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Trim

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

MSRP (RWD)

$87,400

MSRP (AWD)

$90,400

Key Features

Gloss Black Body Package

 

LED Headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lamps

 

R-Dynamic Tread Plates

 

Delta Aluminum Center Console

 

Switchable Active Sports Exhaust

 

20” 6-Split Spoke Style Alloy Wheels

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Engine and Performance

6.5/10

Powering this beautiful 2-seater is a souped-up 3.0L Supercharged V6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Propelling the rear wheels of the drop-top, the engine has a coarse overtone with rumbling pops and crackles which grossly corresponds with the performance that kicks with each rise in its sonorous revs. It performs with incredible smoothness and swiftly while the acceleration is brisk thanks to its mighty torque. 

The F-Type’s responsive 8 Speed, ZF sourced gearbox is controlled via paddle shifters and each clink and clank while the motors roar up is greatly tuned to providing excellent performance.

Models

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet*

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible*

BMW M4 Convertible*

MSRP

$90,400

$110,200

$89,150

$77,650

Engine

3.0L Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V6

3.0L Flat 6

3.0L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V6

3.0L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded Inline-6

Drivetrain AWD AWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Manual

9-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

Power

380hp@6,500rpm

379hp@6,500rpm

362hp@5,500rpm

425hp@5,500rpm

Torque

339lb-ft@3,500rpm

331lb-ft@1,700rpm

369lb-ft@2,000rpm

406lb-ft@1,850rpm

*2019 Figures used for reference purposes only

What makes the R-Dynamic, different from the others F-Types is the fact that the R-Dynamic can be opted for in an RWD configuration as well. This will make for a fun-filled experience on the track but with slightly lesser grip, as compared to the AWD version.

How fast is it?

We’ve already seen above how performance-oriented V6 under the Type R-Dynamic is, and that translates on the tarmac as well. Albeit not churning all that power as great as the competitors, taking 4.8s from naught to 60 miles per hour is still not a bad feat for this convertible. On the quarter-mile, the power train zips the soft top in 13.4 seconds. 

Models

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet*

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible*

BMW M4 Convertible*

0-60 MPH

4.8 sec

4.1 sec

4.9 sec

4.3 sec

Quarter Mile

13.4 sec

12.3 sec

13.2 sec

12.4 sec

Top Speed 171 MPH 190 MPH 155 MPH 163 MPH

Engine

3.0L Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V6

3.0L Flat 6

3.0L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V6

3.0L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded Inline-6

When you take into account, the rivals of the Jag, you will notice that the Porsche and the Bimmer, stay true to their racing pedigree and stand tall of all the cars compared here. The Jaguar fares way worse than both of these cars, owing to the slightly subtle handling and aerodynamics on offer. The Merc, on the other hand, does away with the need of getting to the finish line the quickest and rather takes it easy.

How well does the F-Type R-Dynamic handle?

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.

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. 

How good is the braking performance?

In terms of the braking performance, the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic fails to disappoint. With big 15" rotors up front and 12.8" rotors at the rear, Jaguar has ensured that the F-Type comes with a potent set of brakes to ensure superb stopping power at all times. Nosedive is very well contained and there is very little tail-swerve that the Jag throws up, under panic braking. Neither mushy nor undulated, the pedals dispense with sensitive braking that is strong, reliable, and stable. 

Model

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet*

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible*

BMW M4 Convertible*

Brake Rotors Front

15"

13.7"

14.2"

15"

Brake Rotors Rear

13"

12.9"

12.6"

14.6"

Curb Weight

3558 lbs

3307 lbs

3826 lbs

4055 lbs

60-0 MPH 

114 ft

99 ft

N/A

108 ft

In terms of the rivals, the Porsche 911 takes the top spot, owing to its superior dynamics. The M4, also fares pretty well in this respect, owing to its good mass centralization and good quality of rotors. The Jag, owing to the additional weight of the convertible module, fares lower than the M4 but does well overall.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Fuel Economy

7.3/10

The Jaguar’s V6 is pleasantly surprising, gulping 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway. The rivals in this competition hold a power train that isn’t as thirsty as some of the other 6-cylinders in the market. The massive 18.5 Gallon fuel tank on the Jag ensures that the Jag does 352 miles on the city and an amazing 499 miles on the highway. Overall, despite being a performance-oriented convertible, the F-Type does well on the fuel economy front and makes for lesser trips to the gas station.

Model

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet*

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible*

BMW M4 Convertible*

MPG (City)

19

20

20

17

MPG (Highway)

27

29

28

25

MPG (Combined)

22

23

23

20

Fuel Capacity 

18.5 gallons

16.9 gallons

19.8 gallons

15.9 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

352/499/407 miles

338/490/388 miles

396/554/455 miles

269/395/318 miles

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

N/A

NA

9.8

N/A

Comparing to its rivals, the SL 400, triumphs all its adversaries courtesy of its good MPG numbers and a gigantic 19.8-gallon fuel tank. The 911, despite its superb MPG figures, loses out on the range owing to its small fuel tank. The biggest loser in this respect is the M4 that fails miserably due to its low MPG figures and small gas tank.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Interior

7.0/10

Inside the convertible, 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 drop-top is anything but your family car or let’s say, cozy; the posh seats are comfortable but headroom and legroom confine tall or thick passengers to a restricted enclosure 

The low-build of the convertible poses a problem for tall passengers to get in or out, and the confined space inside it would cause a bit of discomfort for someone like Terry Crews. The enclosed structure next to the thick front pillars and high-mounted rear windows when the top is down, alongside a drop in the front nose, all combine to induce another issue - poor outward visibility. 

Model

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible

BMW M4 Convertible

Seating Capacity

2

4

2

4

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

37.0/56.5/43.0

N/A

39.1/55.5/42.9

40.4/55.3/42.2

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

37.1/49.8/33.1

Comparing the Jag to its rivals, you will find that the Merc and the Bimmer, come with a far more inviting cabin than the same. The Bimmer has the advantage of seating 4 while the Merc allows seating for just 2.

Features to expect on the inside?

Jaguar embodies plenty of features on the inside of the Jag, hence demolishing the notion of sportscars not being loaded with features. The list of interior features in the Jaguar include 

  • 12-way electric front seats with memory
  • Deployable front air vents
  • Single-zone Climate Control
  • Overhead lighting console
  • Interior lighting
  • Electrically adjustable steering column with memory

How good is the Infotainment system?

Jaguar offers all the bells and whistles in the infotainment system of the Jag but sadly, the system isn't the best one to use. in terms of the interface, it is mostly laggy and doesn't feel as responsive as the MMI from Audi or BMW's iDrive. However, you will get all the functionalities inbuilt in the system and will leave you not wanting for more.

  • 10” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation pro
  • Analog Dials with Central TFT Display 
  • 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 good is the Cargo Capacity?

Practicality is not really the F-Type’s forte. Welcome a paltry 7.3 cubic feet for storage in the back while its rivals such as the 911 offer nearly 10 cubic feet– relatively better and decent for a convertible. The Mercedes SL 45 holds 8.5 cubic feet and the M4 shares nearly the same mediocre space with the Jaguar. The Porsche offers the worst space of the entire bunch.

Model

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet*

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible*

BMW M4 Convertible*

Cargo Capacity

7.3 cu.ft.

5.1 cu.ft.

8.5 cu.ft.

7.9 cu.ft.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Exterior

9.0/10

The new F-Type comes virtually unchanged from its previous iteration. Sat alongside 4 20” 6-split spoke wheels, the soft top is a modern design infused with a classic touch. The feline convertible’s craftsmanship is delicately molded with smooth character lines and subtle detail, all culminating in the elegance of the aerodynamic sculpture of the drop-top. It takes the Jaguar 12 seconds from turning into a Convertible to going bare-top or vice versa.

Model

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz SL 450 Convertible 

BMW M4 Convertible

Curb Weight

3558 lbs

3307 lbs

3826 lbs

4055 lbs

Length

176.0"

177.1"

182.3"

184.5"

Width

74.2"

71.2"

73.9"

73.6"

Height

51.5"

50.7"

53.9"

54.6"

Ground Clearance

4"

4.2

3.8"

4.7

Wheelbase

103.2"

96.5"

101.7"

110.7"

When viewed from any angle, the sleekness and sexiness are tasteful and profound. Measuring 176” in length, the convertible perches 4” from the ground, shorter than most other rivals in the competition, almost as short as the SL 450. It weighs about 3500 pounds. 

Drool-worthy features on the outside?

The list of exterior features include –

  • Chrome-accented grille
  • 20” 6-split spoke wheels
  • Infrared reflective windshield
  • LED tail lamps
  • P380 badge
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Safety

8.1/10

Offered with a plethora of Safety Equipment alongside technology, the soft top makes sure to keep the driver as well as its passengers protected. The manufacture has kitted the F-Type R with affluent and advanced standard safety features such as –

  • Electro-mechanical parking brake
  • Rearview Camera
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-theft alarm system

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

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Competition

8.0/10

Jaguar F-Type Convertible vs Mercedes-Benz SL 450 Convertible

The Mercedes-Benz SL 450, is one of the most accomplished and well-rounded convertibles out in the market today. It offers an amazing build,comes decked with features and will stand the test of time as well. Hell, it’s cheaper than the F-Type as well. Buyers, who will eventually buy the F-type, will get Jaguar’s rich heritage and the fact that they get to own the successor of the legendary E-type. The Jag is a tad more practical than the Merc as well and if you are a true blue sports car fan, there is no car better than the F-type in between these two.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible vs Porsche 911 Cabriolet

A multifaceted convertible, the Porsche 911 is the Jaguar F-Type if the English feline got its handling refined and interior further more polished. The F-Type is basically a more affordable alternative to the 911 and it has no issue showing that off. They both house similar power trains, and sport-luxury features. However, the Jaguar is still an excellent performer, houses a beautiful interior and a gorgeous exterior design. Want a 911 but can’t afford the additional bills? The F-Type is your car.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Convertible Final Verdict

While there is no dearth of performance convertibles in the segment, the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic is one that deserves your strong attention. The F-Type R-Dynamic does everything that you want it. It’s superb on the track, offers good punch on the road, handles as you want it to and is loaded with features that rivals can be the envy of. Other than this compromise in the stiff overall ride quality and the cargo space, The 2020 Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic is one of those convertibles, that will offer you the fun of driving a Porsche at the cost of a Mercedes and which is why it is a steal of a purchase.