2018 Jaguar F-TYPE

2018 MODEL
$63,000 - $95,600 See Inventory Prices

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Jaguar is well known for making cars that are absolutely sportive and there is no doubt when it comes to the Jaguar F-type racers. The Jaguar has launched its F-type cars in both the Coupe and Convertible body styles. The Jaguar F-type Convertible is undoubtedly striking and delivers thrilled and outstanding performance.

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible is powered with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and it comes from Jaguar's Ingenium range of engines. It delivers maximum power and astonishing drive experience to the ride.

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Pros

Turbocharged engine is Performance-oriented

Striking Exterior

Cabin remains quiet when the top is down

Cons

Cumbersome Infotainment Technology

Limited Legroom for tall people

What's New?

Four-cylinder base Ingenium engine

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Media Navigation Interface

Dynamic Stability Control

ReRun In-Control App


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$63000

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

top speed

195 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.8 in. ventilated disc brakes/14 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.5 in.

curb weight

3405 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

11.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No


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Styles

 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE in Caldera Red color  2018 Jaguar F-TYPE in Ebony Black color  2018 Jaguar F-TYPE in Polar White color  2018 Jaguar F-TYPE in Rhodium Silver Metallic color
Caldera Red

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Ratings

Features

7.2

Engine

7.8

Fuel Economy

7.3

Interior

6.5

Exterior

7.8

Safety

8.1

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Base

Base

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

$63,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $63,000 MSRP (23/26/30) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Base 3.0

Base 3.0

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$71,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
340 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $71,100 MSRP (16/19/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2

 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE P300 R-Dynamic SE

P300 R-Dynamic SE

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

$72,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
340 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $72,400 MSRP (20/23/28) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE 380 HP

380 HP

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$83,000 - $86,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $83,000 MSRP (20/23/28) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2
2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $86,000 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2

 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

R-Dynamic

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$84,300 - $88,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $84,300 MSRP (15/19/24) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $85,600 MSRP (19/22/27) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2
R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $88,600 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2

 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE 400 Sport

400 Sport

power
400 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$92,600 - $95,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
400 Sport 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $92,600 MSRP (19/22/27) 400 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2
400 Sport 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $95,600 MSRP (18/21/26) 400 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2

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8.8/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 24 combined

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE
8.2/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 19 combined

2017 Jaguar XF
8.1/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 23 combined

2019 Jaguar I-PACE electric
8.1/10

MPG: 76 combined

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe
8.5/10

Engine: 575 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L V8

MPG: 18 combined

2017 Jaguar F-PACE
8.6/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 20 combined

2018 Jaguar XE
7.9/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 24 combined

2019 Jaguar E-PACE
7.9/10

Engine: 246 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 24 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

7.6

Overall Rating


The Jaguar F-type Convertible starts with a base price of $63,850 and it is available in four trim levels with varying features and specifications. The Convertible beauty competes with Porsche 718 Boxter,Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster, andPorsche 718 Cayman.


7.2/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine

 

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.5/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

7.2/10

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible is available in four trim levels with varying features and specifications. It adds more advancements at each trim level and optimizes the dynamic performance of an absolute sports car.

The 4 trim levels come with varied advancements in features but, generally, the F-type Cars from Jaguar come with a stunning fascia and dynamic performance. It comes with the best in class interiors and infotainment system that gives the rider a touch of the latest technology along with the feel of nature in the ride.

Trims F-Type Convertible F Type R Dynamic Convertible F Type R Convertible F Type SVR Convertible
MSRP $63,850 $85,150 $103, 850 $1,25,850
Features LED Headlights with LED Signature Gloss Black One Piece Hood Louvers 550 HP Supercharged V8 Lightweight Titanium and Inconel exhaust
  Meridian™ Sound System (380W) Gloss Black Front Bumper Beam and Gloss Black Chin Insert All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System 20" 5 Split-Spoke Style 5061′ with Satin Grey Finish wheels
  Torque Vectoring by Braking Gloss Black Side Sills 20" 5 Spoke ‘Style 5060’ wheels Redesigned aerodynamics
  Active Sports Exhaust Rear Valance and Rear Venturi Premium leather interior Carbon Fiber rear wing
    20″ 6 Split-Spoke ‘Style 6003’ with Dark Grey Diamond Turned Finish wheels R Performance seats SVR Performance seats
        Heated SVR branded leather steering wheel with aluminum gearshift paddles

The base F-type Convertible Model comes with the All LED Daytime Running Headlights and other features. In terms of the engine, the buyer is free to choose between the V6 and V8 engine variants. Both offer great speed and performance, but the V8 takes the power and acceleration to the maximum.

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The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible is undoubtedly one of the striking sports cars from Jaguar. It comes with a power packed engine and delivers a striking performance in all its trim levels. It comes with the V8 engine and AWD system in the R Convertible Trim, but it depends upon the buyer’s requirement of the engine to decide which one he has to opt for. The cabin design and the comfort it offers to the riders is the best in class.

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine

7.8/10

“The 2018 Jaguar F-Type has a new base engine, so you can now get this car with a four-cylinder, V6, or V8 engine. All engines are powerful, but the range-topping V8s take power and acceleration to the extreme. The F-Type isn’t just a straight-line speed demon, however; it also handles adeptly and delivers a generally comfortable ride.”- cars.usnews

Engine and Transmission

The Jaguar F-type Convertible is powered with a 2.0L Inline 4 Turbocharged Engine with 8-speed automatic transmission that boosts the vehicle to deliver astonishing performance.

The F-type engine includes Intelligent Continuously Variable Valve Lift Control and an E-waste gate. The power that comes out of the Jaguar is delivered out of the Quickshift Automatic Transmission and the All Wheel Drive in the 5.0L V8 engines.

Models Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
MSRP $63,850 $59,000 $61,350
Engine 2.0L i4 Turbocharged 2.0L 4-Cylinder Horizontally Opposed Alum Alloy 3.0L Biturbo V6
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual 9-Speed Automatic
Power 296 hp 300 hp 362 hp
Torque 295 lb-ft 280 lb-ft 384 lb-ft

The Jaguar F-type engines deliver a power of 296 hp and a torque of 295 lb-ft which is not up to those delivered by the competitors. The Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster has a 3.0L Biturbo V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission that adds to the maximum power of 362hp that it offers. It is indeed the highest power delivered among all the rivalries.

Acceleration

The turbocharged Inline 4 engine that comes with the Jaguar F-type Convertible ensures a smooth and swift ride. Though the F-type Convertible does not offer the best speed when compared to its competitors, it reaches the 60mph speed in 5.4 seconds, however, the rivalries take almost the same time as the Jaguar F-type Convertible in reaching the quarter mile.

Models Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
0-60 MPH 5.4 sec 4.9 sec 4.6 sec
Quarter mile 14.1 sec 14.2 sec 14.0 sec
Engine 2.0L 2.0L 3.0L
Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 6.8 7.3 7.7

In terms of acceleration, the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster is found to be the fastest. This may be due to the 3.0L Biturbo V8 engine that powers it. The Porsche 718 Cayman and the Porsche 718 Boxster tie up with a 4.9-second duration to reach the 60mph speed.

The other interesting fact to be noted is the amount of CO2 emissions. Though the Jaguar F-type is not as fast as any other competitor in terms of speed, it beats all of them in the amount of CO2 emission. Of all the competitors, the Jaguar F-type emits the least amount of CO2 and it can be called the most eco-friendly racer among the rivalries.

Handling and Steering

The Jaguar F-type R models come with an All-Wheel Drive that includes the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics ensuring confident handling of the racer and offers a balanced straight line drive. It also includes a Carbon Ceramic Matrix Braking System that gives the most powerful performing braking system to the Jaguar F-Type.

The awesome dynamics of driving a Jaguar F-type is the result obtained from the wishbone suspension, firm chassis and the Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system. The Electric Power Assisted Steering provides outstanding control over the vehicle and it effectively contributes to saving power and fuel by using it as and when it is needed.

Braking

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible comes with a dynamic braking system that includes a Torque Vectoring System that offers effective braking mechanisms to slow down the vehicle at steep turnings.

The Jaguar F-type Convertible has a Carbon Ceramic Matrix Brake System that features 6-pistons and 4-pistons in the front and rear brake calipers and 20-inch forged alloy wheels.

Model Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Brake Front(in) 14.0 13.0 14.2
Brake Rear(in) 12.8 11.8 13.0
Curb weight(lbs) 3405 2943 3541
60-0 MPH (ft.) 112 112 104

With respect to bringing the vehicle to a halt from 60 mph, the Jaguar F-type Convertible ties up with the Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman that stops at a distance of 112ft. The Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster comes to a halt at the least distance of 104ft when compared with the rivalries.

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

7.3/10

Though the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster is found to be the most efficient in many measures, in terms of fuel economy, none of the rivalries can meet the efficiency of the Jaguar F-type Convertible.

The Jaguar F-type Convertible offers a fuel economy of 23/30 mpg in the city/highway roads which is the maximum when compared to the other rivalries. The Porsche 718 Cayman and the Porsche 718 Boxster tie up with a 21/28 mpg on city/highway roads.

Model Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
MPG (city) 23 21 20
MPG (highway) 30 28 29
MPG (combined) 26 24 23

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

6.5/10

“The 2018 Jaguar F-Type looks great and features premium materials throughout the interior, though it falls short of the standards set by German luxury sports cars. The seats are comfortable as long as you won’t be in them all day.”- cars.usnews

Seating and Comfort

The Jaguar F-type Convertible has an elegant cabin that wraps around you and takes your ride to greater destinations. Though the interiors and cabin are designed with the best in class materials, the buyer is allowed customize the interior with different seating options, textures and color combinations of the seats.

The seats in the 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible are lightweight and they are built with the Magnesium construct, which results in a reduction of vehicle weight. The seats are in a streamlined form that saves an ample amount of space and offers a wide range of seating positions.

Model Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Passenger capacity 2 2 2
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(in.) 37.0/56.5/42.8 N/A 39.1/52.2/42.5

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible features a 3-spoke steering wheel that allows driver-oriented controls.  This incorporates all the controls of the vehicle at the driver’s ease and the driver will be able to shift the gears without taking his hands off the steering wheel.

Interior Features

  • Clear Instrumentation
  • Customizable Seating Options
  • Driver-Oriented Controls
  • Light-weight Seats
  • Configurable Lighting

Infotainment System

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible features the best in class infotainment system with a 10” High Resolution with a standard Touch Pro system. It includes GPS Navigation, and also Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity. The user interface is highly intuitive with sharp graphics and it is the most advanced in-car infotainment system in the history of the Jaguar.

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible also features the Meridian Sound System that is built with 8 speakers and 2 subwoofers. Jaguar also offers a 770W system that is built with 10 speakers and 2 subwoofers. The In Control Apps feature allows you to manage connectivity with your mobile phone applications. This enhances your in-car experience.

Cargo Capacity

Though the F-Type Convertible does not have the maximum cargo space when compared to the rivalries, it offers a decent volume of cargo space that does not affect the ease and comfort of the ride.         

Model Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Volume (ft cube) 7.3 9.7 6.4

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

7.8/10

“New on the Jaguar F-Type’s exterior this year are LED headlights, and redesigned front and rear bumpers, giving the car a slightly more modern look without reducing the impact of its classic lines. By classic, we don’t mean it apes another car; rather than imitate its past, Jaguar’s designers crafted a unique shape that’s still instantly recognizable.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimensions and Design

The 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible has an iconic exterior, designed with confident flowing lines and it is carved in beautiful proportions. On a comparison with the rivalries, the Jaguar F-type Convertible is found to have the maximum length and width that makes it more spacious than the others.

The Jaguar F-type Convertible offers a ground clearance of 4.0-inches, that is not the highest but it is better than the 3.5-inch ground clearance offered by the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster. It is also found to have the highest wheelbase of 103.2-inches.

Model Jaguar F-Type Convertible Porsche 718 Boxster Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster
curb weight(lbs) 3405 2943 3541
Length(in) 176.5 172.4 163.1
Width(in) 75.7 70.9 71.5
Height(in) 51.3 50.9 51.3
Ground clearance(in) 4.0 4.3 3.5
Wheelbase(in) 103.2 97.4 95.7
Track width(in) F/R 62.9/64.9 59.6/60.3 61.0/61.7

Exterior Features:

  • 18” to 20” alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Convertible Top
  • LED Rear Lights

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

8.1/10

Besides the performance, capabilities, advancements, exteriors, and interiors there are a lot of safety features that are noticeable in the 2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe. Unfortunately, the car has not been tested by the Institute for Highway Safety) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for the various safety measure.

NHTSA and IIHS haven't rated the 2018 Jaguar F-type Convertible.

There are various noticeable safety features in the Jaguar F-type Convertible and they are listed as follows:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • InControl Protect Emergency Sos
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Emergency Braking Forward Collision
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Competition

Jaguar F-type Convertible vs Porsche 718 Boxster

The Porsche 718 Boxster comes with a 6-speed transmission engine however, it delivers more power and torque when compared to the Jaguar F-type. It is also found to be faster in acceleration and almost equal in the braking systems. If you are looking for better engine specifications, then the Jaguar F-type is the best pick.

Jaguar F-type Convertible vs Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster delivers more power and torque because of the higher capacity engine and the 9-speed transmission that it offers. It is found to be faster than that of the Jaguar F-type but the Jaguar is more fuel economical. The Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Roadster offers greater performance at a lesser cost, so it is the best option among the two.

 

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

The Jaguar features the best in class engine options and it allows customization according to the buyer’s requirements. It has an iconic exterior design that is carved out of dynamic designing. The interior is also built with the best in class materials and that is also customizable.

The Jaguar F-type is an absolute sports car that has the most advanced infotainment system as well as the most advanced safety features that wrap the occupants around and ensure a safe and adventurous journey. If the engine specifications and the safety features are the priority, then Jaguar F-type is the best pick.