2020 Jaguar F-TYPE

MSRP $61,600 - $94,500

Ranked #9 in Compact Coupe

7.6

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2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 4, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Amongst the top marquee, the Jaguar F-Type remains one of the most sought-after models for its riveting design and powerful engine options under the hood. The 2020 Jaguar F-Type this year comes mostly unchanged in terms of design but on the features part it adds smartphone connectivity, parking sensors, and a limited edition Checkerd Flag trim. With all these additions the 2020 F-Type dropped the six-speed manual gearbox and now comes only with the eight-speed automatic gearbox. For a starting price of $61,600 and replacing the famed E-Type, the 2020 F-Type comes with various engine options, from a beefy V8 to an entry-level inline-4. Ornate in sublime interior and loaded with tech, let's see in this review of the 2020 F-Type how competent sports coupe it is.

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Pros

Impressive and powerful powertrain options

Spirited ride with responsive steering

Great fuel economy from base engine

Exceptionally good interior quality and trim

Cons

Mediocre cabin and cargo space

Poor outward visibility

Poor NVH inside cabin

What's New?

For 2020, Jaguar F-Type adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and front parking sensors as standard.

Manual transmission has been dropped.

A Limited Edition Checkered Flag trim has been added.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$61600

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 ft-lb. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14/12.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176.5 in.

width

75.7 in.

height

51.6 in.

curb weight

3360 lbs.

ground clearance

3.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

884 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 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$61,600 onwards

Checkered Flag Limited Edition$71,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in British Racing Green Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

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

Features

6.6

Engine and Performance

10.0

Interior

6.7

Exterior

8.1

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The 2020 Jaguar F-Type coupe features a slew of engine options ranging from a turbo-four to either a supercharged V6 or a V8. Except for the turbo-four, the V6 and V8 are available in two state-of-tune. The most powerful of the lot is the range-topping F-Type SVR trim priced at 123,600 and powered by a 575 hp, supercharged V8 that sends power to all four wheels with a bias towards the rear wheels. Nevertheless, almost all the F-Types are exhilarating to drive and are equally luxurious on the inside. But the lack of cabin space, poor ergonomics, and below-par predicted reliability are a few chinks in its armor. Those aside, the F-type doesn't sit resting. Indeed, it lands right in the thick of rivalry and goes head-on against the likes of Porsche 911 Carrera, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.


6.6/10
Features

10.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.7/10
Interior

8.1/10
Exterior


2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

6.6/10

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type comes in six different trim levels and a coupe and convertible body style. The trim lineup includes P300, P340, Checkered Flag, P380 R-Dynamic, R, and SVR. New for this year is the Checkered Flag trim. Each trim also offers an 8-speed automatic transmission with a choice between RWD or AWD depending on the trim you choose. Starting at $61,600, the P300 features a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. While the P340, P380, and R-Dynamic trims feature a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The R and SVR include a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. The last two configurations are the sportiest of the lot and come with the manufacturer's finest craftmanship.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Front Driving View

Lastly, there is the Checkered Flag trim which is kind of unique as it gets a turbo-four with the RWD configuration and a supercharged V6 if you opt for AWD. While the features offered are a mix of what you get on the base P300 and the R-Dynamic trim. Other than the standard features listed below in the table there are a few optional features available on all trims like a power liftgate and a carbon-fiber roof or a fixed panoramic sunroof. Other notable optional features include heated and ventilated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, Meridian surround sound system, etc.

Trim

P300

P340

Checkered Flag

P380 R-Dynamic

R

SVR

MSRP (RWD)

$61,600

$71,100

$71,900

$84,300

N/A

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

N/A

N/A

$94,500

$87,300

$101,800

$123,600

Key Features

296 hp, 2.0-liter Turbocharged inline-4 engine

Adds or upgrades to 'P300'

Adds or upgrades to 'P300 or P380'

Adds or upgrades to 'P300'

Adds or upgrades to 'P380 R-Dynamic'

Adds or upgrades to 'R'

 

18-inch alloy wheels

340 hp, 3.0-liter Supercharged V6 engine

296 hp, 2.0-liter Turbocharged inline-4 engine w/ RWD

380 hp, 3.0-liter Supercharged V6 engine

550 hp, 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine

575 hp, 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine

 

All-LED exterior lights

 

380 hp, 3.0-liter Supercharged V6 engine w/ AWD

Adaptive suspension system

Configurable drive modes

SVR performance seats

 

Active sport exhaust

 

Windsor leather upholstery w/ ebony suede headliner

Switchable active sports exhaust

R performance seats w/ memory settings

Carbon fiber rear wings

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Black contrast roof

Limited-slip differential w/ torque vectoring

Windsor leather upholstery

20-inch forged alloy wheels

 

Rearview camera

 

Red seat belts

20-inch alloy wheels

Proximity keyless entry

Suede headliner

 

Leather-trimmed seats

 

Red brake calipers

 

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 

 

Power-adjustable front seats w/ memory function

 

20-inch alloy wheels

 

 

 

 

10-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Heated steering wheel

 

 

 

 

10-speaker Meridian sound system

 

 

 

 

 

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The right F-Type is purely a personal choice and to pick any trim choice boils down to your driving preference. When it comes to driving preference even the inline-4 is a good choice but the adrenaline rush seeker will find true solace in the supercharged V6 and V8s. Having said that, we'd recommend the R-Dynamic trim for it gives a sweet mix of a supercharged V6 under the hood along with extra additions of features all in one basket.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine and Performance

10.0/10

"The 2020 Jaguar F-Type delights in every configuration, even if some rivals are more precise." -thecarconnection

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type offers as standard, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. This powertrain puts out 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Moving ahead you have a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that puts out 340 hp and 332 lb-ft on the P340 trim and 380 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque on P380 R-Dynamic trim. Lastly, there is a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine again available in two states of tune. The R trim gets 550 hp and 502 lb-ft tunes while the top end SVR trim gets 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque tune. All the engine choices are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox while the six-speed manual from last year has been dropped.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Engine Bay

The base and P340 trim come with RWD while the R and SVR trim offer only AWD. The P380 R-Dynamic and the Checkered Flag Limited Edition trim are the exceptions offering both RWD and AWD options. Coming to the performance aspect of these engines, the F-Type's 4-cylinders goes from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds while the supercharged V6 drops that time to 4.9 seconds. Although the fastest F-Type is the ones with the supercharged V8s where the R trims goes from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds while the SVR trim takes just 3.2 seconds to hit 60 mph.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Side Driving View

2020 F-Type keeps a fine balance between luxurious ride quality and sporty handling. While it's attuned towards a firm ride, the 2-seater glides over bumps and potholes easily and its commendable handling capability allows thrashing and aggressive driving, letting the mean-spirited rider in you take this feline to its limit. Its precise and responsive steering only elevates the driving experience. While braking performance is just about average and the F-Type took 101 feet to stop from 60 mph and 150 feet to stop from 70 mph.

Models

2020 Jaguar F-Type

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2020 Porsche 911

MSRP

$84,300

$58,900

$99,950

$97,400

Engine

3.0-liter Supercharged V6

6.2-liter V8

3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6

3.0-liter Turbocharged Flat-6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

380 hp @ 6500 RPM

490 hp @ 6450 RPM

429 hp @ 6100 RPM

379 hp @ 6500 RPM

Torque

339 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM

465 lb-ft @ 5150 RPM

384 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1950 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.9

3.7

4.0

3.4

Quarter-mile (sec)

13.4

11.9

12.6

11.9

Top Speed (MPH)

171 MPH

194 MPH

177 MPH

191 MPH

The Corvette Stingray is the only sports car here that offers an eight-cylinder engine as standard and still manages to undercut others in terms of MSRP by a huge margin. Powered by a V8 the Corvette is naturally the most powerful of the lot. Although the Porsche 911 that happens to be the least powerful on paper is the quickest in 0-60 mph run followed by the Corvette. As for the F-Type it is neither quick nor the most powerful of the lot. As for the price, it is cheaper than the Porsche and the Mercedes-Benz but against the Corvette, it commands an upwards of twenty-five grand premium.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type's 4-cylinder engine is quite frugal returning 23 MPG in the city and 30 on the highway. While the more powerful V6 and V8s see a considerable drop in the gas mileage. The 340 hp V6 engine returns 20 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway while the same engine in the 380 hp state of tune returns 1 MPG less both in the city and on the highway. The 380 hp V6 when had with the AWD sees a further dip of 1 MPG both in the city and on the highway compared to the RWD model. Moving ahead, the F-Type R trim with 550 hp V8 returns 15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway while the F-Type SVR trim with 575 hp V8 returns 1 MPG more both in the city and on the highway compared to the former.

Model

2020 Jaguar F-Type

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2020 Porsche 911

MPG (City)

19 15 19 18

MPG (Highway)

27 27 24 24

MPG (Combined)

22 19 21 20

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

18.5

18.5

21.1 16.9

Range (City / Highway) (mi.)

352 / 500 278 / 500 401 / 506 304 / 406

It's no surprise that the V8-powered Corvette is the least efficient of the lot when driven around town while on the highway it matches the F-Type's gas mileage. In the city, the F-Type and the AMG GT offer similar gas mileage while the 911 returns 1 MPG less. On the highway, the F-Type remains the most efficient, and compared to it the AMG GT and the 911 returns 3 MPG less each.  

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

6.7/10

"The F-Type's interior is attractive and user-friendly, but outward visibility is limited all around. Climbing in and out of the cabin can be an issue for taller drivers, and wider folks will feel a bit confined once inside.  Most cars in this class are easier to live with. "-edmunds

Inside the 2020 Jaguar F-Type space is a compromise you will have to make for an aesthetically pleasing and luxurious cabin. The base trim's seats are trimmed in suede while the Windsor leather-trimmed seats are available as an option. The F-Type offers seating for two, the posh and cozy seats are comfortable but headspace and legroom confine tall or thick passengers to a restricted enclosure. The low-build of the F-Type poses a problem for ingress and egress, and the confined space inside would get claustrophobic unless you opt for the optional fixed panoramic sunroof. The enclosed structure next to the thick front pillars and high-mounted rear windows alongside a drop in the front nose, all combine to form another issue - poor outward visibility.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Dashboard

While a seemingly reasonable cabin gives way to a decent interior, the infotainment system on the Jaguar F-Type is another case altogether. The latest 10" touchscreen with a navigation system and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is an upgrade from the previous year but is still not the coupe's forte resulting in mediocre performance and user experience. Audio is played via a Meridian sound system which can be upgraded to a Meridian surround sound system. Practicality again is not the F-Type's forte as you get a paltry 14.4 cubic feet of storage in the back which goes down to 7.3 cubic feet if you opt for the convertible model. 

which Model

2020 Jaguar F-Type

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2020 Porsche 911

Passenger capacity

2

2

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.0/ 56.5/ 43.0

37.9/ 54.4/ 42.8

40.8/ 57.8/ N/A N/A

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A N/A 38.2/ 57.2/ N/A N/A

Cargo Volume (ft3)

14.4

12.6 12.7 4.6

Here the F-Type and the Corvette are the two sports car that offers only front row seats while the AMG GT and the 911 offer seating for four. Most of the sports cars except for the AMG GT here have one thing in common i.e. lack of headroom. As for the practicality aspect, the F-Type's cargo space is the best among all while the Porsche 911 offers the smallest trunk among all.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Seats

Interior Features:

  • Electrically adjustable steering column with memory
  • 12-way electric front seats with memory
  • Single-zone Climate Control
  • Interior lighting
  • Deployable front air vents
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

8.1/10

"We hope to age as well as the 2020 Jaguar F-Type." -thecarconnection

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type comes virtually unchanged from its previous iteration. Sat alongside four 18" alloy wheels, the coupe is a modern design infused with a classic touch. The feline's craftsmanship is delicately molded with smooth character lines and subtle detail, all culminating into an elegant and aerodynamic sculpture of a 2-door sports coupe.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Front View

When viewed from any angle, the sleek silhouette of the F-Type is tasteful and profound. Measuring 176" in length, the F-Type coupe perches 3.9" from the ground, shorter than any most coupes in the competition, and weighs 3,514 pounds.

Model

2020 Jaguar F-Type

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2020 Porsche 911

Curb Weight (lbs)

3514

3535

4594

3354

Length (in)

176.0

182.3 199.2 177.9

Width (in)

74.2

76.1 76.6 72.9

Height (in)

51.6

48.6 57.3 51.1

Ground clearance (in)

3.9

5.3 N/A N/A

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

107.2 116.2 96.5

Dimensionwise the AMG GT is the longest, widest, and tallest while the longer length by default liberates the longest wheelbase on it. But when it comes to sports coupe the bigger the better doesn't work. As the smaller coupes like the F-Type and the 911 have the inherent advantage of nimble handling and a poised ride.  

2020 Jaguar F-Type Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Chrome-accented grille
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Chrome tipped exhaust
  • LED tail lamps
  • Satin Black hood louvers

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

Offered with plenty of safety equipment alongside technology, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type makes sure to keep the driver as well as its passengers protected. Standard safety equipment includes a rearview camera, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitor, etc. Although both the federal agencies haven't crash-tested the 2020 F-Type yet to gauge the level of protection offered by these features.

Safety Features:

  • Available blind-spot monitoring w/ rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Available parallel park assist

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Competition

2020 Jaguar F-Type vs 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Monstrosity seems to favor the Chevrolet Corvette more than the F-Type with a loud and bashing engine note, squealing tires on the track, and a roaring exhaust rumble. The Corvette pulls many tricks up its sleeve when it comes to performance and hands down has the best interior yet. However, the Jaguar is an English snob with pops and rumbles of its own but just not as quick or zippy as the Corvette.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

What it does exceedingly better is show what opulence and luxurious the interior can be, something the American lags. All in all, the Corvette is your go-to if performance over luxury matters. Else, the Jaguar is a rather refined Englishman.

2020 Jaguar F-Type vs 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 is the most suited alternative to the F-Type. While both offer powerful engines under the hood, the Porsche performs just a tad better than the F-Type coupe. The German's handling is more refined and has a better grip as compared to the F-Type.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera

However, the F-Type is relatively better when you compare the performance to price ratio. That being said, both the coupes offer gorgeous and opulent interiors and you can't go wrong with either of them.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

The sleek and stylish Jaguar F-Type gets right down to business with its head-turning aesthetic and great packaging. Offering from a powerful inline-4 powertrain to a mighty supercharged V8 under the hood along with a luxurious interior makes it seem like this Jaguar is a worthy buy.

However, it comes with a substandard trunk and interior space, while its infotainment is subpar as compared to its rivals nor is it frugal in terms of gas mileage. Yet for the price it ships, one can't go wrong with the F-Type. It indeed is a worthy buy, especially considering how exotic it is compared to its rivals.


FAQs on the 2020 Jaguar F-Type:

How much to pay for the 2020 Jaguar F-Type?

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type P300 (base model) starts at an MSRP of $61,600 which goes up to $123,600 for the F-Type SVR trim.

How reliable is the 2020 Jaguar F-Type?

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type with a predicted reliability rating of 2 out 5 from J.D.Powers falls under the poor category in terms of reliability.

What are the dimensions of the 2020 Jaguar F-Type?

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is 176-inches long, 74.2-inches wide, 51.6-inches tall, and has a wheelbase of 103.2-inches. The F-Type has 3.9-inches of ground clearance and weighs between 3,360 to 3,847 pounds.

How fast is the 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR?

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR trim takes just 3.2 seconds to hit 60 mph.

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