2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

MSRP $61,600

Ranked #3 in Midsize Coupe

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

Updated on: July 12, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With its gorgeous looks and a head-turning design, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type has earned itself a well-deserved poster-car tag. Available in only two trim options, its price tag starts from $61,600 for the base trim and goes all the way up to $73,100 for the top-spec trim. For that much money, it offers a sonorous sounding four-cylinder engine with razor-sharp handling to enjoy the twisties at high speeds. The 2021 model year has not undergone any major changes but gets many subtle updates like the new refreshed styling. 

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Pros

Head-turning looks 

Sharp handling

Excellent gas mileage

Sizeable trunk

Cons

Claustrophobic interior

Difficult to use infotainment interface

What's New?

SVR trim has been discontinued 

More standard features 

A Fully digital gauge cluster is now standard

Refreshed exterior design


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$61600

bodystyle

dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

capacity

passenger volume

51 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.4 cu ft.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$61,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE in Polar White color
Polar White

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

Buying Advice

8.5

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.5

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.5

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


Jaguar has also discontinued the SVR trim for the 2021 model, but the 296 hp 4‑cylinder continues to be the entry-level engine. Other powertrain options include a 380-hp supercharged V-6 engine and a 575 hp supercharged V8 engine that also feature an Active Sports Exhaust system. As no major overhaul has been done, the interior still feels a bit claustrophobic, and the car gets the same finicky touchscreen unit. This Jag goes up against its potential rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe, Lexus RC 350 F Sport, and the Porsche 718 Cayman.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe front view
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe rear view

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.5/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is available in a total of 2 trims: P300 and First Edition. The base P300 trim is priced at $61,600, and it now features the new 12.3-inch fully-digital gauge cluster. It is powered by the 296-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine which only comes with the rear-wheel-drive setup. As standard, the base trim offers leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, a 10-inch touch screen, navigation, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and much more. The First Edition P300 trim costs about $73,100 and adds features like aluminum interior accents, 20-inch wheels, ventilated seats, and a 12-speaker stereo. As standard, it is also powered by the same 296-horsepower turbocharged engine. 

Model

P300

First Edition P300

MSRP

$61,600

$73,100

Features

18” inch 10 spoked wheels

20” inch 5 spoked wheels

 

Front and Rear Parking Aid

Black Contrast Roof

 

12-way Front Seats with Seat Memory Function

Aluminum gearshift paddles

 

Active Sports Exhaust

Ebony Suede cloth headlining

 

Interactive Driver Display

Climate Pack and Blind Spot assist

 

Traffic sign recognition 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel 

 

10-inch infotainment touch screen

12-speaker stereo system

 

12.3-inch fully-digital gauge cluster

Ventilated seats

Along with two trim options, Jaguar also offers many additional packages. The Black Exterior package costs about $1,100 and adds gloss black exterior accents. The Black Interior package costs just $310 and adds gloss black interior accents. Other optional features include a Switchable active exhaust that starts at $225 and the Configurable Dynamics that starts at $564 and can adjust the throttle, transmission, steering, and suspension according to your needs.

Which trim should you buy?

With the standard F-Type being powered by the same 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine regardless of the trim, the base trim offers the most value here. It gets all the essential modern-day features like the 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and the 12.3-inch gauge cluster. Along with all that, if anything is missing that you might want, the optional list of features comes to the rescue.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The standard Jaguar F-Type is powered by a 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-4 engine that comes with a Sports Exhaust System. It is capable of producing 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which is less than all its rivals. Thus, Jaguar has certainly chosen an engine that focuses more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, the car never feels underpowered or inadequate to deal with everyday scenarios. 

Paired to an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission which is quick with shuffling gears, the powertrain feels smooth and refined. The healthy torque figure and the lightweight constructions help the engine mask its lack of grunt quite well. Rear-wheel drive is offered as standard, and the all-wheel drivetrain is reserved for the more expensive variants. In fact, even the more powerful V6 and the V8 engine options are only available with the higher variants. 

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

MSRP

$61,600 

$55,950 

$49,520

$59,900 

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L Bi-Turbo V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged flat-4

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

296 hp @ 5,500 rpm

385 hp @ 6,100 rpm

311 hp @ 6,600 rpm

300 hp @ 6,500 rpm

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

384lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

280lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

282 lb-ft @ 1,950 rpm

0-60 mph

5.4 secs

4.5 secs

5.7 secs

4.5 secs

Quarter-Mile

14.1 secs

12.2 secs

14.2 secs

12.0 secs

Top-Speed

155 mph

155 mph

168 mph

171 mph

The Jag certainly lacks behind many of its rivals in terms of the zero to 60 mph figure. However, it is still faster than the more powerful Lexus RC 350 F Sport. If performance is what you are looking for, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe and the Porsche 718 Cayman are sure to keep you much happier. In the quarter-mile run, the Porsche edges past all its rivals with the highest top speed.

How well does the 2021 Jaguar F-Type handle?

The F-Type has always been known to offer sharp and enjoyable handling, and its 2021 model year is no different. The steering transmits excellent amounts of feedback into the hands of the driver. It is easy to judge what the wheels are up to thanks to the responsive steering. This makes the F-Type an extremely agile car that enjoys being thrown into corners. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe driving view

In terms of the ride, the F-Type is tuned more towards the stiff side, this makes it quite surefooted no matter what speed you are driving it at. While the performance-oriented suspension will jostle a bit over rough roads, it never gets unsettled. Thus, it strikes a good balance between comfort and sporty performance. For the most part, the ride remains comfortable, provided you slow down over the bad patches of the road.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Braking Performance

When it comes to braking, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type impresses with its grippy tires and a good enough stopping distance. Still, it does not manage to break the 100 feet barrier in terms of 60 mph to zero braking distance. The brake pedal offers good feedback, and the brake bit is quite progressive in nature. There is not a lot to complain about in terms of features as well, as the F-Type gets Automatic emergency braking and another brake-related tech as standard. The Jaguar takes 101 feet to reach a halt from 60 mph.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe brake rotor

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14

14.2

13.2

13.0

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.8

12.6

12.2

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,843

3,825

3,891

2,994

60-0 MPH (feet)

101 ft

109 ft

115 ft

99.8 ft

Only the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman is able to stop under 100 feet from 60 mph, at 99.8 feet. The extraordinary braking test figure can be attributed to its lighter curb weight. The F-Type is not far behind it with its bigger brake rotors. On the other hand, the Lexus RC 350 F Sport lags behind all its rivals in terms of braking prowess as it takes 115 feet for the same feat.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The Jaguar F-Type only offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit with the standard F-Type. While it is not as capable or powerful as its V6 and V8 powered cousins, it sure is efficient. It manages to offer 23 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined. It is the most fuel-efficient sports car you can get in its segment. Thus, it is more pocket-friendly than all its rivals and redeems some points that it loses out to them in terms of performance.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

MPG (City)

23

19

19

21

MPG (Highway)

30

27

26

28

MPG (Combined)

26

22

21

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.6

17.4

17.4

14.2

Range(City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

333 / 481 / 388

330 / 470 / 376

331 / 452 / 366

298 / 397 / 340

However, Jaguar is rumored to discontinue the four-cylinder unit with its next iteration. With a fuel tank capacity of 16.6 liters, it offers the best in class range as well. It is followed by the Porsche 718 Cayman that extracts another benefit from its lightweight construction. The Lexus RC 350 F Sport remains the least efficient car you can buy in comparison to all its rivals.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

9.0/10

Jaguar has added a few bits to the interior of the 2021 F-Type as well. The biggest addition is the 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster that now makes the cabin much more appealing. Rest remains the same inside the cabin, which means there is still a lack of real estate to stretch out. The dashboard is quite driver-centric and features aluminum accents to enhance the sporty appeal. Most touch-points are covered with faux-suede leather and chrome elements that add to the premium touch. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe front seats

The sport-bucket seats offer excellent overall support and hold you well while taking on sharp corners. The frontward visibility is good, but the rearward visibility is hindered by the sloping roofline and a small rear window. Overall, the cabin exudes a premium feel and offers a healthy amount of storage space. However, the space on the inside still feels a bit cramped, especially when compared to its rivals. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe center console

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

Seating Capacity

2

4

4

2

Front Row(Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room) (in)

36.8 / 56.5 / 42.8

40.9 / 55.3 / 41.7

39 / 54.7 / 45.4

38.3 / 51.5 / 41.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room) (in)

N/A

37.1 / 55 / 35.2

34.8 / 50.8 / 27.3

N/A

Cargo Space (cu-ft.)

14.4

10.5 

10.4

 

14.7

Just like the Porsche 718 Cayman, the Jaguar F-Type can only seat 2 people on board. However, on the plus side, it offers one of the biggest boot spaces in the segment. Its 14.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity is enough to store about two 2-4 soft bags. On the other hand, the Lexus RC 350 F Sport offers the most space at the front. Key interior features include:

  • Two-zone Climate Control
  • Push Button Start
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated Rear Window 
  • Sport 12-Way Electric Front Seats w/Memory
  • Powered Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Air Filtration

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type comes with a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster as standard. The infotainment interface has received an update for the 2021 model year and continues to feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. A 12-speaker audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a wireless phone charging pad also make it to the available features list. While the display is bright enough even under direct sunlight, the interface is not very user-friendly. Key infotainment features include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • 10-inch infotainment touchscreen 
  • 12-speaker Meridian 380W Audio System
  • HD radio
  • In-built navigation
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

9.5/10

The looks of the Jaguar F-Type certainly make it to the list of its pros. No matter which angle you look at it from, the drop-dead gorgeous looks of the F-Type are sure to attract many eyeballs. The sleek headlights at the front with a low-slung front grille give it quite an aggressive look. The chrome surround around the big air intakes also helps in enhancing the bold appeal of the car. The side profile is well-proportioned with smooth surfaces and retractable door handles. At the rear, the quad-exhaust and sharp tail-lamps make sure that you do not mistake it for any other car.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe 

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,843

3,825

3,891

2,994

Length (in)

176

185

185

172.4

Width (in)

74.2

71.3

72.4

70.9

Height (in)

51.6

56.3

55.1

51

Ground Clearance(in)

3.9

3.5

5.3

4.3

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

111.8

107.5

97.4

As expected, the Jaguar F-Type and the Porsche 718 Cayman are the smallest cars here in terms of physical dimensions. If you want the best road presence, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe and the Lexus RC 350 F Sport would be the better picks. The F-Type is the widest car here which helps in leaving a bold footprint. When comparing the ground clearance, Mercedes offers the least while Lexus offers the most, measuring 3.5 and 5.3 inches, respectively. Standout exterior features include:

  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Fixed rear window w/ defroster
  • Speed sensitive rain detecting variable intermittent wipers
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Power Spoiler
  • LED Brakelights
  • Cornering Lights

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

8.0/10

Being a luxury sports car, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type has neither been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, it gets oodles of safety tech to protect its occupants in case of a crash. There are many passive safety features as well such as the forward collision warning and automated emergency braking. Features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are still optional. Key safety features include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Rearview camera
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reverse automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive headlights

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Competition

9.0/10

2021 Jaguar F-Type vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is not a match for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe’s cabin. It is much more spacious as well as luxurious than the one that the Jag has on offer. The AMG C 43 also offers more features as well as a much more powerful twin-turbo powertrain. It is also cheaper than the F-Type. However, when it comes to looks and fuel efficiency, the F-Type is certainly in a league of its own.

2021 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-Type vs 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

The 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport offers a spacious cabin along with a comfortable ride. It also gets a better predictability rating along with racy styling. It also costs much cheaper than the F-Type. However, it lags behind the F-Type in terms of performance and the exclusivity factor. It also is not as efficient as the Jag and certainly needs more updates to compete with the best in its class. The F-Type is just a more refined product out of the two.

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Jaguar F-Type vs 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman is hands down the best performing car in this comparison. Its powerful engine mated to a slick-shifting gearbox makes it a much more fun-to-drive car. Both cars come with sharp handling characteristics, but the Porsche is more dexterous out of the two. The Porsche 718 Cayman does not feel as cramped on the inside as the F-Type. The Jag, on the other hand, costs less and offers better fuel efficiency.

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

8.5/10

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is the most gorgeous car you can get for the price. With its refreshed styling and more standard features, it now feels much more cutting-edge than its predecessor. It is also a joy to drive on winding sections, thanks to the responsive steering wheel and sports-tuned suspension. However, the 4-cylinder mill fails to match the performance of its rivals. Also, the snug seating can make many feel a bit claustrophobic on the inside.

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