2016 Jaguar F-TYPE

MSRP $65,000

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2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Often hailed as a car that helped revive Jaguar its sports car legacy, the F-Type is one of the most exciting vehicles in the market. Renowned for its exquisite handling and sheer exhilarating driving dynamics, the F-Type is a spiritual successor to the Jaguar E-Type. After just 3 years of its launch, the F-Type has found a good number of buyers, and it has earned quite a good share in the market.

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Pros

Superb handling and driving dynamics

Opulent interiors

Stunning looks

Cons

Low fuel economy numbers

Higher trims are a bit too pricey

What's New?

Addition of a 6-speed manual gearbox

F-Type S trim now gets an optional all-wheel drive

Minor cosmetic upgrades


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

161 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear duble wishbne suspensin w/anti-rll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.6 in.

curb weight

3455 lbs.

ground clearance

4.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

67.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

11 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/24 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$65,000 onwards

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Exterior

9.9

Safety

8.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


So to spice up things a little bit and to make it even more enticing, the 2016 Jaguar F-Type is in the market with a set of fresh new upgrades. Jaguar has fulfilled the desire of the enthusiast, and the F-Type now comes with a stick shift and an optional all-wheel-drive configuration. In this review of the 2016 Jaguar F-Type, we explore all that it has to offer and find out why this is one of the best cars your money can buy in this segment.


9.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

9.0/10

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type coupe is offered in two trim levels- the standard F-Type and the F-Type S. Both the trims get the same 3-liter V6 engine, but the F-Type S makes 40 horses more over the standard F-Type. Moreover, the standard F-Type is offered only in a rear-wheel-drive configuration, while the F-Type S can also be opted with an all-wheel-drive configuration. We’ve listed the pricing and key features offered with both the trims of the F-Type in the table below.

Models

F-TYPE coupe

F-TYPE S coupe

MSRP (Manual/RWD)

$65,995

$78,295

MSRP (Automatic/RWD)

$67,295

$79,795

MSRP (Automatic/AWD)

NA

$85,795

Key Features

18-inch, 10 spoke alloy wheels

Adds/upgrades to previous trim

 

Power spoiler

19-inch Volution twin 5-spoke alloy wheels

 

14-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats

Sunroof with sunshade

 

770-watt, 12 speaker Meridian audio system

Chrome side window and black rear window trim

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift lever

Black grille with chrome surround

 

Heated outside mirrors

Heated seats

We Recommend

We would recommend you to stick to the base spec stick shift RWD model of the F-Type. The F-Type S does get the extra horses, but that doesn’t quite make a huge difference in the performance numbers. Also, the features list is pretty much the same on both cars. The base spec F-Type offers great performance and an exciting ride, and we would recommend you to opt for it and save on a few thousand dollars.

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Under the hood of the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a 3-liter Supercharged V6 engine. The engine is offered in two states of tune, and in the standard guise, the engine makes a healthy 340 horses and 332 lb-ft of torque. The F-Type S trim, on the other hand, gets the same engine but is tuned differently to make 380 horses and 339 lb-ft of torque. For the first time after its inception in 2014, Jaguar has offered a 6-speed manual gearbox for those of you who like to shift gears on their own. There’s also an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox on offer, and you’ll have to pay extra to get it. The standard F-Type isn’t available with an all-wheel-drive configuration and is only available with the F-Type S model.

The 340 Supercharged horses of the F-Type take it from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.8 seconds and help it travel the quarter-mile distance in about 13.2 seconds. The F-Type clearly is a quick car, but it isn’t as quick as the other cars in the competition. Moreover, the F-Type S that gets 40 extra horses is quicker than the standard F-Type by only 0.1 seconds. So, the power upgrade doesn’t quite make a huge difference in the performance numbers.

Model

2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

2016 BMW M2 Coupe

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT

MSRP

$65,995

$65,150

$52,695

$56,395

Engine

3-liter, supercharged V6

3.4-liter, naturally aspirated boxer 6-cylinder

3-liter, turbocharged inline 6-cylinder

6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

7-speed manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

340 @ 6500

325 @ 7400

365 @ 6500

455 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

332 @ 3500

273 @ 4500

343 @ 1400

460 @ 4600

0-60 mph (seconds)

4.8

4.2

4.4

3.9

Quarter mile (seconds)

13.2

12.5

12.9

11.9

Top speed (mph)

170

180

170

200

The F-Type has a GT car demeanor, and its driving dynamics are just exquisite, probably the best in the segment. The car sticks on the road very firmly and has a very tight grip that just inspires a lot of confidence while driving at high speeds. Moreover, the steering is super precise and offers ample feedback. The ride quality is well balanced, and while the suspensions do soak up most of the bad surfaces at low speeds, they also ensure that the car stays stable at high speeds and that in our opinion is a very unique characteristic.

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is the slowest car in the competition. The Porsche 718 Cayman S has lower power and torque numbers, yet it is quicker than the Jaguar on the straight line by quite some margin. The Chevy Corvette Stingray has the highest power and torque numbers, and it also is the quickest of the lot, offering sub 4 seconds and sub 12 seconds 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration numbers.

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Not many potential F-Type buyers will be concerned about fuel economy, but we’ve still got the numbers for those of you who wouldn’t want to end up spending too much on fuel. In the city, the F-Type can go around for just 16 miles on a gallon of gas, while on the highway, it can run for around 24 miles. It gets an EPA rating of 19 mpg combined, which isn’t very impressive, and in fact, is the lowest in the competition. The coupe comes with a fuel tank of 18.5 gallons, resulting in a range of 351 combined miles.

Models

2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

2016 BMW M2 Coupe

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT

MPG (City)

16

20

18

17

MPG (Highway)

24

28

26

29

MPG (Combined)

19

23

21

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

16.9

13.7

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined in miles)

296/444/351.5

338/473.2/388.7

246.6/356.2/287.7

314.5/536.5/388.5

If you’re looking for a sports car that could offer you the balance of power and performance, then it’s the 718 Cayman S that you should be highly considering. The Porsche has a combined fuel economy of 23 mpg, which is higher than any other car in the competition. The BMW M2 and the Corvette Stingray both deliver 21 mpg combined, which is still higher than the Jaguar.

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

As we said earlier, the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is more like a GT car than just an ordinary 2-seater sports car. The F-Type’s interior is a very nice and comfortable place to be in compared to any other car in the segment. Starting with the dashboard, it is built out of soft-touch plastic and comes wrapped in leather. There’s also a nice and sporty flat-bottom steering which comes wrapped in leather as well. The infotainment system sits in the center of the dash, and below the infotainment system, you have those fighter jet-inspired air-con dials that have small displays integrated into the circles and look very cool.

The F-Type has sporty bucket seats, and those seats have very aggressive bolsters on them to hold you tight in place. The seats again come wrapped in leather and are quite snug and comfy. The seating position is low, and you sit quite close to the ground. The amount of space on offer is decent, but the headroom is quite low, and tall passengers will sometimes find their heads brushing to the roof. Overall, the F-Type’s cabin is crafted really well, and it does feel quite pleasant on the inside. Plus, you can add in about 11.5 cubic feet of cargo at the back, and that just makes the F-Type an ideal car for traveling long distances and grand touring.

Models

2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

2016 BMW M2 Coupe

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT

Seating capacity

2

2

4

2

Front row (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom in inches)

37/56.5/43

NA

40.1/54.4/41.5

37.9/55.2/43.0

Second row

(Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom in inches)

NA

NA

36.5/53.4/33

NA

Trunk capacity (cubic feet)

11.5

NA

13.8

15.0

In terms of overall interior quality and creature comforts, the F-Type is on par with the rival cars in the competition. However, if you have to occupy 2 more passengers, the BMW M2 could be a better car to go for as it is the only option in the segment with seating space for four. When comparing the cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray offers the most at 15 cubic feet. Major interior features include:

  • 14-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift lever
  • Performance seats with Premium leather facings
  • Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting with a selectable palette

How intuitive is the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe’s infotainment unit?

While the interior of the F-Type had us impressed, the infotainment system doesn’t quite charm us. The Jaguar gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sits in the center of the dash, and it isn’t all that intuitive to use. The interface is confusing, and scrolling through it is a bit tedious. The quality of the screen isn’t that great either, and it lags at times, and also, you really have to press the screen hard. Few standout infotainment features include:

  • 770 watt, 12 speaker Meridian audio system
  • AM/FM radio
  • Sirius satellite radio
  • CD player
  • iPod/audio USB connection
  • Bluetooth smartphone integration
  • Navigation system with traffic message channel

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

9.9/10

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is arguably one of the best-looking cars in the market. It has that very stunning tear-drop shape inspired by the iconic Jaguar E-Type. The long hood and the wide side skirts give the car a very sporty and athletic stance. At the front, the Jag has a rectangular grille and a rather large lip spoiler. The swept-back headlights give the car a cat-like fascia. At the back, the car has LED taillights that wrap around the wheel arches and look really cool and unique. The car also has a large rear splitter and dual-barrel exhaust pipes that come from the middle of the splitter and complete the sporty and aggressive yet not-so-dramatic styling of the car.

Models

2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 

2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

2016 BMW M2 Coupe

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT

Curb weight (lbs.)

3691

2910

3450

3298

Length (inches)

176

172.4

176.1

176.9

Width (inches)

75.7

70.9

73

73.9

Height (inches)

51.6

51

55.5

48.8

Ground clearance (inches)

4.2

4.3

NA

NA

Wheelbase (inches)

103.2

97.4

106

106.7

If you compare the dimensions, the Corvette is the longest car of the lot, while it is the Porsche that is the smallest. The Corvette looks very racy and aggressive, while the BMW has a rather subtle and youthful appearance. The Jaguar, on the other hand, has the most balanced proportions, and that’s just what makes it one of the better-looking cars in the market. Standout exterior features include:

  • 18-inch Vela-style 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • Powered automatically retracting rear spoiler
  • Fully automatic projector-beam headlights with DRLs
  • Heated power-folding outside rear-view mirrors

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

8.0/10

The Jaguar F-Type hasn’t yet been tested by the NHTSA and the IIHS, so there’s not much that we can talk about here. However, Jaguar understands that most people will use the F-Type to drive fast and have fun with it on the race track and the roads, therefore it has to maintain the highest standards of safety. However, the F-Type doesn’t quite come loaded with advanced safety and driver assistance features, and most other cars in the segment do not get those either. Few safety features offered with the Jaguar worth mentioning are:

  • Side impact beams
  • Tire-specific low-pressure warning
  • Driver and passenger side airbag extension
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Trac DSC mode
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Reverse Traffic Detection

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

The Jaguar F-Type has always had a lot of hype surrounding it, and with the upgrades for the 2016 model, Jaguar has made the F-Type more exciting than ever before. The addition of a stick shift and an all-wheel-drive system has just made the F-Type a more fun-to-drive and driver-focussed car than before. Yes, it does have a few downsides like it isn’t the quickest around and is priced slightly higher than its rivals, but there are other areas like driving dynamics and the quality of interiors where it outperforms all its rivals. Also, you cannot neglect the way it looks, and also the loud and grumpy exhaust note that it has. If you don't really care about the numbers and if you want a car just for the joy of driving, then you should look no further than the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe.

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